JimFlora.com has released a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of a 1970 Jim Flora painting entitled G3 in Tampico. The work was titled by the artist in pencil on the reverse. Tampico is the main city in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas (and the birthplace of legendary Space Age Pop maestro Juan Garcia Esquivel); however, the significance of the Flora title (the “G” and “3” elements notwithstanding) is unknown. Peepers, towers, foliage, phallic imagery, and teats: PG(3)-rated for moderate ambiguity.
Only twenty-five (25) prints of G3 in Tampico were produced for this edition. Each print is authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art (a Flora family enterprise). We have sold numbers 18/25 thru 25/25, and are now offering numbers 16/25 and 17/25 for $160 each. Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.
The work has not previously been reproduced or published anywhere. The prints, produced by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, have been meticulously replicated from the original work using state-of-the-art digital technology. A high-resolution scan was made of the original art, a tempera painting glued on artist board. All aspects of the original artwork have been retained, including brushstrokes, irregular color fill density, and the artist’s signature and date in the lower right. The reproduction includes minor aging artifacts which in no way detract from the overall impression.
The image area is 10″ high x 15″ wide — larger than the original 8″ x 12″ work — and centered on a sheet 11″ high x 17″ 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 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. (If it is damaged in shipping, it will be replaced.) 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 the online image. Online color appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.