This is a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of a 1968 Jim Flora painting entitled Bell Island at Night. Bell Island, part of Rowayton (Norwalk) CT, is a quaint enclave on Long Island Sound where Flora and his family lived from the mid-1940s until the artist’s death in 1998.
The original work, an idiosyncratic portrait of his neighborhood and neighbours, was titled by the artist in pencil on the reverse. Only thirty prints (+proofs) of Bell Island at Night were produced for this edition. Each print is authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art (a Flora family enterprise). Price of the prints in this limited edition will increase as the edition depletes.
The previously uncirculated work was first published in Flora’s book The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora. 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 on heavy stock. 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 10-1/2″ high x 17-1/2″ wide and centered on an untrimmed 13″ x 19″ 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, 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 the online image. Online color appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.