JimFlora.com released in 2008 a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of an uncirculated 1970 Jim Flora tempera painting entitled Chance Encounter.
Produced by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, the prints have been meticulously replicated from the original painting using state-of-the-art digital technology.
Only twenty (20) prints of Chance Encounter were produced for this edition. Each print is numbered in the lower right corner and titled in the lower left corner beneath the image and authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art (a Flora family enterprise). Print numbers 1/20 thru 20/20 have been purchased; the edition is now sold out and no longer available as a fine art edition in wall display-sized format. Chance Encounter may later be offered in reduced form in print items such as cards, calendars or folios, or commissioned as exclusive, premium-priced, custom-formatted single prints produced privately at our discretion.
The sale price of the final print was $500.00. Edition prints in private hands might appear on the secondary market, but we do not arrange such offerings and will not be personally involved in secondary sales.
To produce this edition, a high-resolution scan was made of the original art, a tempera on paper. All aspects of the original artwork (with Flora’s signature in the lower right) were retained, including minor aging artifacts which in no way detract from the overall impression.
The image area is 10″ high x 12-3/4″ wide — slightly larger than the original work — on a sheet 13″ high x 19″ wide. The unframed prints are on heavyweight (310g) mould-made William Turner stock, a natural white, 100% rag paper with a fine toothy surface manufactured by Hahnemühle, who are renowned for premium-grade archival papers. The edition was produced on an Epson 3800Pro large format printer using Epson UltraChrome K3 Pigment Ink Technology, resulting in brilliant, velvety color and offering excellent longevity and durability.
Chance Encounter, uncirculated and unpublished during the artist’s lifetime, was reproduced in The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora (p. 40).
Due to the fine art print’s higher-resolution process, as well as superior paper, inks, and quality control, the colors in the print appear brighter, crisper, and more vibrant than the online image. Online color appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.