The Mambo For Cats album was released by RCA Victor in 1955. Long out of print, it shifts for a hefty price on eBay – much of that down to the Jim Flora cover. So here’s some good news – a limited edition silkscreen print of Mambo For Cats is now available to buy.
Produced in an edition of 200 by Minneapolis print and design studio Aesthetic Apparatus, the prints have been created using Flora archivist Barbara Economon’s digital restoration of a vintage printer’s proof. It measures 20 inches x 20 inches (much larger than the album version), and uses three acrylic screen printing inks meticulously matched to Flora’s original colors on archival 100-pound off-white cover stock.
Each print is numbered on the front and authenticated on the reverse with stamped seals from Jim Flora Art LLC and Aesthetic Apparatus. The Flora signature has also been added in the lower right. The first 100 numbered copies are being sold for $150 each, unframed. Prices for copies 101 to 200 will be increased as stock is depleted.