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6-Color Serigraph, 100% cotton paper, 200 Limited Edition, small number of artists proofs (without sea gull), Dated: 1984, Printer: Art Montgomery

Jeffrey Sax opened his studio/gallery on Cannery Row in 1982. During that time and several years before, the old derelict fish canneries were the day and nighttime haunts of artists, passionate drinkers, young lovers, students, and various other adventures. One had to merely push their way through a cracked door to enter, at your own risk, a world of abandoned industrial decay and beauty. The old conveyor belts were rusted and scattered, roofs were blown off, and large holes in cement floors revealed the pounding surf 20 feet below. These former slaughterhouses of fish were now themselves being consumed by the sea. It was a place where time stood still... Behind this pink facade was a world left alone... a time of reflection... This was one of the first self-published serigraphs the artist commissioned from Art Montgomery, using a moped as a down payment. A small number of artist's proofs are missing the sea gull through the window. One year after publication this print found its way into a show at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Jeffrey Sax was one of the few living artists represented amongst such notables as Picasso, Warhol, Che'ret, Arthur Rackham, to name a few.

Cannery Row #1

  • From his studio/gallery at 807 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA. Jeffrey Sax has been producing and selling his work to a worldwide audience. His serigraphs from the 1980's were hand printed, one color at a time, by master printers (primarily David Smith of Seriphics). Edition series were usually limited to 500 prints (or less) and there are no originals. The artist working with a photographer created transparent overlays which were then burned onto screens by the printer. This integrity factor combined with Jeff's artistry has earned him representation in museums alongside artists like Warhol, Picasso, and Rauschenberg.

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