Ferris Wheel Fireworks

1957 children’s book illustration
2010 ltd. ed. (30) fine art print



JimFlora.com is offering a limited-edition fine art print, Ferris Wheel Fireworks, based on a children’s book illustration by Flora. The explosive panorama originally appeared as a two-page spread (pp. 34-35) in the artist’s second kiddie book, The Day the Cow Sneezed, published by Harcourt in 1957. (The book was reprinted in Fall 2010 by Enchanted Lion.)

Only thirty (30) prints of Ferris Wheel Fireworks were produced for this archival-quality edition. Each print is numbered in the lower right corner beneath the image and authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art LLC (a Flora family enterprise).

Print numbers 1/30 thru 30/30 have been sold; the edition is now sold out and no longer available as a fine art edition in wall display-sized format. Ferris Wheel Fireworks 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 $300.00. 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.

Produced by Flora archivist Barbara Economon with state-of-the-art digital technology, the prints have been meticulously replicated from a high-resolution scan of a mint first edition copy of the book. (The original art exists only in the form of separated, vintage print-process elements.) All details of the artist’s work have been retained; a block of typeset text in the black mountain was omitted to showcase the art. Because the original pages were unsigned, a compatible Flora signature from the late 1950s has been added at the lower right of the active art to officially “brand” the work.

The image area is 11″ high x 16-1/8″ wide and centered 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.

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.

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 online images. Online color appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.