Tuesday, March 3, 2009

White Block Quadrupeds

Our latest Jim Flora fine art print is White Block Quadrupeds (an informal name for the above untitled work). WBQ is an uncirculated, early 1940s Flora painting which depicts an inscrutable panorama of disconnected facial features, headless quadrupeds, and a fanged horse. The original was painted in tempera on a thick rectangular block of wood the artist had first swathed in a coat of white. The stylized figures echo motifs found in the artist's work from 1942 to 1944, after he was hired by the Columbia Records art department.

Only 25 prints were produced for this edition. The image area is the exact size of the original work. Size, price, and print specs are posted at JimFlora.com.

Here's an undated pencil sketch of the work:

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