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Jim Flora Art LLC has released a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of a classic Jim Flora album cover illustration. Kid Ory and His Creole Jazz Band was released on Columbia Records in 1947 on a 78 rpm four-disc set. Jazz trombonist Edward "Kid" Ory (1886-1973) was a legendary figure in the development of New Orleans "hot" stylings of the early 20th century. As a bandleader he hired a number of key players who later achieved great prominence, such as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and King Oliver.
Produced in 2009 by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, the print was meticulously and painstakingly crafted from a mint-condition artist's proof sheet of the Ory cover in the Flora collection. The image area is 15-1/2" square (larger than the original 10-1/2" square album) and the trim size of the entire sheet is 22" x 17".
Only twenty (20) prints of Kid Ory and His Creole Jazz Band were produced for this edition. Each print is hand-numbered in the lower right corner beneath the image and authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art LLC (a Flora family enterprise). We are offering numbers 19/20 and 20/20 at $200. Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.
The unframed prints are on heavyweight (310g) mould-made William Turner stock, a natural white, 100% rag paper with a fine toothy surface manufactured by Hahnemühle, who are renowned for premium-grade archival papers. The edition was produced on an Epson 3800Pro large format printer using Epson UltraChrome K3 Pigment Ink Technology, resulting in brilliant, velvety color and offering excellent longevity and durability.
The print will ship flat, securely packaged and guaranteed against bending or dents. Print includes a detailed, custom-printed one-sheet with instructions for the proper care of this fine art reproduction.
Due to the fine art print's higher-resolution process, as well as superior paper, inks, and quality control, the colors in the print appear brighter, crisper, and more vibrant than the online image. Online color appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.