screen printing

A screen-print is a hand printed art work. Not a mass manufactured poster. Each piece is laboriously hand printed using specially created silk screens.

Silk screen-printing was first adopted by graphic artists in the 1930’s, and popularised by Pop artists such as Andy Warhol in the 1960’s. The artist uses the stencil, or screen, to print onto a porous surface- in this case art paper. Each colour requires a separate screen to be made, and each must be hand drawn by the printmaker.
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