A limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of an undated Jim Flora painting entitled 63rd Street. Flora archivists Barbara Economon and Irwin Chusid have determined that the style reflects a number of works from Flora’s 1950-51 Mexican hiatus, and likely dates from this period. The work was reproduced in the 2007 book The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora.
Only ten prints (plus proofs) of 63rd Street were produced for this edition. Each print was hand-titled and numbered in the lower corners beneath the image and authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art LLC (a Flora family enterprise). The edition is sold out.
Produced by Flora printmaker Barbara Economon, the prints were meticulously replicated from the original painting using state-of-the-art digital technology. A high-resolution scan was made of the original work, a tempera and watercolor on heavy paper, measuring 7-1/8″ high x 16-3/16″ wide. All aspects of the original artwork have been retained, including minor aging artifacts which in no way detract from the overall impression.
The print image area is 8″ high x 19″ wide — slightly larger than the original 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. 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 those in the book. Online color appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.