A limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of INSIDE SAUTER-FINEGAN, one of the best-known album cover illustrations by Jim Flora. Released on RCA Victor in 1954, the record featured the orchestral adventurism of composer-arrangers Eddie Sauter and Bill Finegan. While the figures on the cover in no way resemble the two musicians, Flora’s playful caricatures reflect S-F’s modernist, mid-century approach to redefining big band jazz after the decline of the swing era.
Produced in 2011 by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, the print was meticulously and painstakingly crafted from a scan of a vintage printer’s proof of the cover held in the Flora family archive. The print image area is 15-1/2″ square (larger than the original 12″ square cover), and the trim size of the entire sheet is 17″ x 22″. Only 25 prints of INSIDE SAUTER-FINEGAN were produced 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). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.
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.