Monday, April 21, 2008

The Incredible Flutist

UPDATE 4/25: Two prints sold. Now available via

The Incredible Flutist
is an uncirculated 1953-54 record cover illustration by Flora that was intended for a 7-inch RCA Victor EP. Jim Flora Art LLC is offering two fine art prints on eBay at a launch price.

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

Only 20 numbered prints of this illustration have been produced. After the two launch prints are sold, prices will increase on edition prints sold at

1 comment:

Ernie said...

Abso-tively amazing! I love the hand-lettered logos & the ice skate feet. How could RCA have not used this?