Entangled Couple

ca. 1965 tempera on paper
2008 ltd. ed. (100) screen print, with 25 proofs


12 in stock


Jim Flora left a huge legacy of untitled—and unseen—art. We’re offering two color-coordinated screen prints of curious creatures painted by Flora in the mid-1960s. The pair of paintings—casually referred to as Entangled Couple and Canoe Critters to differentiate them from other untitled works—were discovered (along with a dozen more) in an artist’s sketch tablet in the Flora collection. The prints are sold separately. This page offers Entangled Couple. (Canoe Critters can be viewed here.)

The prints were produced in a limited edition of 100 by Minneapolis print/design studio Aesthetic Apparatus, using Flora archivist Barbara Economon’s high-resolution digital scan of the original paintings. The trademark “Flora” signature — mid-1960s vintage — which did not appear on the original works, has been added in the lower right of each print.

Each printed and trimmed sheet is 16″ x 12″ (including a 3/4″ margin around the active artwork). The prints use acrylic screen inks on off-white 100-lb., archival-quality, uncoated cover stock (French Paper Co.’s “Whitewash”). Each print is hand-numbered on the front and authenticated on the reverse with stamped seals from Jim Flora Art LLC ( a Flora family enterprise) and Aesthetic Apparatus.

Edition prints for this work are sold out. However, we have a stock of 13 printer’s proofs (of 25 originally produced) which are being offered at $150 each (plus s/h). The proofs are of comparable quality, but have a different numbering protocol (“PP” before the number). Once these proofs sell out, this work will no longer be available from JimFlora.com.

Great effort is made to ensure the quality and craftmanship of each print. Given the organic nature of the screen printing process, small spots or specks are often present on some prints. However, such minute imperfections are common and do not detract or distract from the image itself.

NOTE: Actual print image is sharper than it appears online.