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Canoe Critters by Jim Flora
Originally painted by Flora in the mid-1960s.
These prints were produced in a limited edition of 100 by Minneapolis print/design studio Aesthetic Apparatus, using Flora archivist Barbara Economon’s high-resolution digital scan of the original paintings.
Actual print measures 12 inches x 16 inches- dimensions include a 3/4 inch margin around the artwork.
The prints use acrylic screen inks on off-white 100-lb., archival-quality, uncoated cover stock.
Prints are hand-numbered on the front and authenticated on the reverse with stamped seals from Jim Flora Art, LLC (a Flora family enterprise) and Aesthetic Apparatus.
NOTE: Actual print image is sharper than it appears online.
Jim Flora (Jan 25, 1914 - Jul 9, 1998)
James (Jim) Flora is best known for his distinctive and idiosyncratic album cover art for RCA Victor and Columbia Records in the 1940s and 1950s. He was also an in-demand commercial artist and the author/illustrator of 17 popular children's books. Less well-known is that Flora was a prolific fine artist with a diabolical bent, who created hundreds of paintings, drawings, woodcuts, and etchings over his 84-year lifespan. Flora had a devilish sense of humor and a flair for juxtaposing playfulness, absurdity and violence. Many artists (e.g, Shag, Biskup, JD King) have been influenced by his work, while others have parodied his style (one of Flora's album covers, the 1955 RCA Victor 10" This is Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, was homaged on a 1998 Pearl Jam gig poster). Fantagraphics has published two volumes of his work, and a third will appear in Fall 2009. Jim Flora once said that all he wanted to do was "create a little piece of excitement.” He overshot his goal with much of his work.