JimFlora.com is offering a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of an uncirculated tempera entitled Chioggia. The undated painting of a Venice montage dates from a European sojourn by Flora during the early 1960s, and likely was rendered in or shortly after 1962 when Flora visited Italy. Chioggia is a coastal town in the province of Venice in the Veneto region of northern Italy.
Chioggia has not previously been reproduced as a fine art print. The work was published in our 2009 anthology The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora, and was issued as a 359-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle by Artifact Puzzles. Produced by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, the prints have been meticulously replicated from a high-resolution scan of the painting using state-of-the-art digital technology. All aspects of the original work have been retained, although some aging artifacts have been removed.
Only twenty (20) prints of Chioggia were produced for this edition. Each print is hand-numbered in the lower right corner beneath the image and authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art (a Flora family enterprise). We have sold print numbers 16/20, and 18/20 thru 20/20, and are now offering print numbers 15/20 and 17/20 for $180 each (plus s/h). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.
The image area is approximately 12-1/2″ high x 20-1/2″ wide on a 17″ x 22″ untrimmed sheet. 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 using Epson UltraChrome K3 Pigment Ink Technology, offering crisp resolution and assuring excellent longevity and durability.
The print will ship flat, securely packaged and guaranteed against bending or dents. Print includes a detailed, custom-printed one-sheet with instructions for the proper care of this fine art reproduction.