Gunfight on the Roof

ca. 1950 tempera on board
2008 ltd. ed. (25) fine art print


3 in stock

Description offers a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of an untitled early 1950s Jim Flora painting. The work depicts an urban rooftop shooting melee, and is casually referred to as Gunfight on the Roof to differentiate it from other untitled Flora works. Flora archivists Barbara Economon and Irwin Chusid have determined that the technique reflects the style of Flora’s 1950-51 Mexican sojourn. The work was reproduced in The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora (p. 60).

Only twenty-five (25) prints of Gunfight on the Roof were produced for this edition. Each print is authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art LLC (a Flora family enterprise). We have sold numbers 2/25 and 5/25 thru 25/25, and are now offering number 4/25 for $325.00 (plus shipping). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.

Produced by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, the prints 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 on illustration board. All aspects of the original artwork have been retained, including minor aging artifacts which in no way detract from the overall impression. The work was not signed by the artist, but the stamp on the back serves to authenticate the provenance of the work.

The image area is 14″ high x 18-3/4″ wide — slightly larger than the original 12″ x 16″ work — and centered on a sheet 17″ high x 22″ 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.