Jugglers: Jim Flora 1957 woodcut print from artist's block

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*_JUGGLERS_* is a limited edition relief print struck from a well-preserved *1957 Jim Flora woodcut*.The work depicts a surrealistic *circus tableau* carved on a solid inch-thick block of wood. The work was created shortly after the end of Flora's three-year (1954-1956) tenure illustrating *LP covers* for RCA Victor. Flora (1914-1998) studied wood engraving, copper etching, lithography, and other processes at the *Art Academy of Cincinnati*, which he attended in the late 1930s. He produced dozens of woodcuts throughout the 1940s and 1950s, only a few of which remain in the Flora family archive. The May 2008 numbered edition of 50 was produced at *Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress*, Knoxville, under the supervision of Flora archivist Irwin Chusid. The JUGGLERS edition was produced with black ink on 280g archival-quality Rives BFK cream. Each impression is deep and cleanly articulated. The block measures 11-1/2" square, and the full print (with border, larger than shown) measures 15" x 15". Each print is hand-titled and numbered at the lower corners, and is authenticated in letterpress type in the bottom center with a stamped, dated seal indicating Jim Flora Art LLC (a Flora family enterprise) and Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress.The unframed prints are packaged in a clear sleeve with an acid-free backing sheet, and are shipped flat.

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Jim Flora Art
Based in New York

Fine art prints featuring the work of Jim Flora (1914-1998), legendary album cover illustrator, painter, and children's book author/illustrator. Flora is best-known for his wild jazz and classical album covers for Columbia Records (late 1940s) and RCA Victor (1950s). He authored and illustrated 17 popular children's books and flourished for decades as a commercial artist...

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