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Art sale-a-rama
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Original ArtJosh SimmonsJim FloraJaime Hernandezart showsart 12 Dec 2008 2:11 PM

While we wouldn't complain if you blew your entire art budget at our Beasts! print show, here are some other worthy things to spend your money on:

 cat portrait by Josh Simmons

• If you would like to buy some original pages from House, or perhaps some X-rated ABBA fan art, or commission a portrait of your kittycat, Josh Simmons has your hookup (hat tip: Spurge)

Jaime Hernandez Divorce Italian Style print (detail)

• Maybe you'd like to buy a limited-edition print based on Jaime Hernandez's cover art for the Criterion DVD of Divorce Italian Style? (Detail above -- via Spurge again)

WFMU for Cats print adapted from Jim Flora art

• Lots of good stuff at the WFMU Benefit Art Show

Little Shop of Flora's
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Flora 24 Nov 2008 9:59 AM

Jim Flora 2009 calendars

Irwin Chusid, doyen of all things Jim Flora, announces that the Little Shop of Flora's is now open for all your Florabilia and Floraphenalia needs (cards, calendars, tees &c.).

Flora's Jugglers
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 7 Oct 2008 12:35 PM

Jugglers - Jim Flora

Jim Flora Art has just announced a new edition of this Jim Flora woodblock print, Jugglers, which appears on page 58 of The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora.

First look: The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsJim Flora 17 Sep 2008 12:29 PM

The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora

Flora-philes rejoice! On the Jim Flora blog, Irwin Chusid reveals the cover design for The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora, the third in our series of Flora art books, which is due just about a year from now.

Flora's Paradises Lost
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Flora 3 Jul 2008 3:26 PM

Jim Flora illustration - Paradises Lost

From me, to Irwin Chusid, back to me, to you... I had the luck to find this great, seldom-seen Jim Flora illustration in a copy of the June, 1964 issue of Venture: The Travelers World that I stumbled upon at a thrift store last weekend. Our Paul Baresh scanned it up real pretty and I sent it to Irwin, who posted it on the Jim Flora art blog, where you can see a larger version.

Flora's Primers for Prophets Series 2
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 23 Jun 2008 2:51 PM

Jim Flora Primer for Prophets prints series 2

From Jim Flora doyen Irwin Chusid comes the latest Flora art offering: 

PRIMER FOR PROPHETS SCREEN PRINTS
FLORA ALPHABET SERIES CONTINUES

NOW AVAILABLE: the next four prints in the Primer for Prophets silk-screen series. Cool Flora illustrations of the American nuclear family (and their weird pets) during the 1950s, when donuts and cake were considered essential nutrients, little girls could multi-task with brushes, and dogs craved beer!

The images derive from a 1954 trade-only alphabet booklet that Flora illustrated for CBS-TV. The second set of prints features KISSED, COOKED, GROOMED, and QUAFFED. Edition of 100 (each image), hand-numbered and authenticated.

The first series ("ATE," "DROVE," "JIVED," and "SMOKED") is still available as single prints or as a SET:
http://jimfloraart.com/prints.html

And explore our growing catalog of JIM FLORA fine art prints:
http://www.jimflora.com/fineartworks.html








Art of Jim Flora: now a trilogy
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesJim Flora 18 Jun 2008 10:59 PM

Jim Flora art

Irwin Chusid unveils plans for a third volume of Jim Flora artwork, tentatively titled The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora, currently slated for a late Summer 2009 release from Fantagraphics. Stay tuned to the Jim Flora art blog for sneak peeks!

Chusid on Flora and Finegan
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Flora 12 Jun 2008 10:36 AM

Inside Sauter-Finegan by Jim Flora

Irwin Chusid notes the passing of jazz composer/arranger (and Jim Flora cover subject) Bill Finegan. 

Jim Flora's Sunday Morning
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 30 May 2008 12:27 PM

Jim Flora - Sunday Morning

From Irwin Chusid:

Jim Flora Art LLC continues its limited edition fine art print series with an uncirculated black & white pen and ink drawing from the mid-1990s entitled Sunday Morning. This is the latest-life work by the artist we have offered in a numbered edition. Two prints are now listed on eBay at a launch price [now sold out]. Price will increase for subsequent prints in the edition. Our previous limited edition prints are available at JimFlora.com.

Fine art works:
http://www.jimflora.com/fineartworks.html

Album cover art:
http://www.jimflora.com/albumcoverart.html

Flora's Incredible Flutist
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 28 Apr 2008 11:29 AM

The Incredible Flutist - Jim Flora

News from Jim Flora archivist Irwin Chusid:

The Incredible Flutist is an uncirculated 1953-54 record cover painting by Flora that was intended for a 7-inch RCA Victor EP. Jim Flora Art LLC is offering a limited edition fine art print.

According to a purchase order discovered in the Flora archives, the work was commissioned by RCA in late 1953, but there's no indication it was finished, accepted, or used on a commercially released EP. This painting has not previously been published or offered in any form. An alternate version appeared in the book The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora.

Only 20 numbered prints of this work have been produced. Following the sale of two launch prints, edition prints are available for sale at JimFlora.com.


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