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6-color Serigraph, Mast & Flags hand painted (watercolor), 38 X 25 Inches, 100% Cotton Archival Paper, 350, Limited Edition, Published in 1989, Printer: Seriphics


The Pilgrim Whale, an original serigraph by Monterey, California artist Jeffrey Sax, was designed for the Orange County Marine Institute to commemorate the second annual Bon Voyage Party for the brig Pilgrim, in anticipation of the 1989 Tall Ship Festival. Sax, whose works have hung alongside those of Picasso, Andy Warhol and Cheret in museums as well as private collections, was commissioned by the Sand Dollar Guild. He was asked to create a hand-painted serigraph depicting the union of the Pilgrim with the California Gray Whale. The motto projected: "We have not inherited the ocean from our parents, but are borrowing it from our children." Jeff Sax's six-color, numbered and signed serigraph successfully reflects whale power united with the spirit of the Pilgrim to help teach students respect for marine life and the necessity of preserving all of its forms.

Pilgrim Whale

  • 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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