Signed and authenticated limited edition prints of album cover art

Hot 5

Louis Armstrong

Art by:

Jim Flora

Signed by:

Joel Flora

£395 £329 excluding VAT

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Signed and numbered in pencil by Joel Flora (Jim's son)

Authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art LLC

Design and artwork by Jim Flora

Image size: 16.00" x 16.00"

Paper size: 17.00" x 22.00"

The original artwork for Armstrong's Hot 5 no longer exists so this is an extra-exciting edition, created from a well-preserved printer's proof in the family archives and uniquely signed by Jim Flora's son Joel.

The album was a reissue of 1920s material. The 78 set was part of Columbia's "Hot Jazz Series," for which Flora also designed covers for albums featuring early sides by Gene Krupa, Jimmy Dorsey, Sidney Bechet, Bix & Tram, and Kid Ory. The album was released in 1947 and Joel Flora, the artist's son who signed the prints, was born the same year.

Flora was no longer art director when he did this cover. He had been promoted to advertising manager in 1945, and then sales promotion manager before resigning from the company in 1950 and moving to Mexico. The AD in 1947 was Robert M. Jones, a legendary album and book cover designer and art director, who was a friend of Flora from their first meeting in 1945 to RMJ's death in 1992.

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Prints are wrapped in acid free tissue, and packed into heavy-duty tubes. The tubes will accommodate up to three prints.

UK orders can be despatched by Royal Mail First Class post, Special Delivery or by courier. Orders to the rest of the world are despatched by Airmail or by international courier. In all cases, a packing and consignment cost will be added to your order and calculated at checkout. Responsibility for the print lies with us until you receive it and for this reason we insist on sending items over £150 by insured, sign-for shipping.

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Our published artwork is printed on the finest paper stock by renowned and experience printers using traditional or modern techniques. They will either be signed by the artist or embossed with authentication.

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