In summer 2022, JimFlora.com will offer a new limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of an uncirculated, untitled, and undated tempera. The work is casually entitled Paddlewheeler to differentiate it from other untitled Flora works. Flora archivists Barbara Economon and Irwin Chusid believe that the style reflects Flora’s mid- to late 1960s style of maritime art.
Paddlewheeler has not previously been reproduced as a fine art print and was not published in any of our four Flora anthology books. The prints, produced by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, 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. Because the original work was unsigned, a compatible Flora painted signature from the 1960s has been added below the active art to officially “brand” the work.
Only twenty-five (25) prints of Paddlewheeler are being issued 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 are now offering print numbers 20/25 thru 25/25 for $175 each (plus s/h). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.
The image area is approximately 11″ high x 17″ wide on a 13″ x 19″ 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.