Loading Spinner

Silkscreen Prints

A silkscreen, also called a serigraph or screen print, is the process of forcing ink through a screen to a surface underneath, which can be paper or textile, to create an image. The print is created by using a series of tightly stretched mesh screens and a stencil, or by using a chemical to make some areas of the screen nonporous so the ink cannot pass through.

Ink is “squeegeed” through the mesh material, the stencil masking the areas that should not receive the ink. Multiple screens and multiple stencils are used and applied one at a time to the paper or textile surface below the screen to create areas of different color.

Silkscreen prints can be created manually, or by automated machine. The process is referred to as a silkscreen as originally silk was woven to create the porous screen. Modern screens are made from polyester or thin metal material.


Quick Facts

  • Artists favor the silkscreen process to produce areas of vibrant, crisp color
  • In the 1960s, Andy Warhol is credited with glorifying the commercial aspect of the silkscreening process to fine art by introducing the idea that mass produced images made without the direct hand of the artist involved could be considered fine art
  • Warhol incorporated popular images of icons into his art, including those of Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy

Recommended Items at Auction

See all items

Yayoi Kusama - Red Big Dots Skateboard, 2018
Feb 25, 6:00 PM CET
Yayoi Kusama - Red Big Dots Skateboard, 2018
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF500- CHF700
CHF3500 Bids
Ben Vautier - No more art, 1990
Feb 25, 6:00 PM CET
Ben Vautier - No more art, 1990
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF2,800- CHF3,200
CHF1,9000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Reuben"
Feb 22, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Reuben"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Yayoi Kusama - Red Small Dots Skateboard, 2018
Feb 25, 6:00 PM CET
Yayoi Kusama - Red Small Dots Skateboard, 2018
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF500- CHF700
CHF3500 Bids
Robert Indiana - The American Dream, 1997
Feb 25, 6:00 PM CET
Robert Indiana - The American Dream, 1997
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF4,000- CHF5,000
CHF2,2500 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Reuben"
Feb 25, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Reuben"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Levi"
Feb 25, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Levi"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Gad"
Feb 25, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Gad"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Reuben"
Feb 25, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Reuben"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Issachar"
Feb 25, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Issachar"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Simeon"
Feb 25, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Simeon"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Joseph"
Feb 27, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Joseph"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Naphtali"
Feb 27, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Naphtali"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Simeon"
Feb 27, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Simeon"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Issachar"
Feb 29, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Issachar"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Issachar"
Feb 29, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah - silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "12 Tribes Hadassah Windows - Issachar"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
bp parity badge
Indiana, Robert - Silkscreen
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CET
Indiana, Robert - Silkscreen
by Art Atelier
Est: €200- €300
€1000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze
Mar 03, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Zebulun"
Mar 03, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Zebulun"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Gad"
Mar 03, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Gad"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Judah"
Mar 03, 10:00 AM PST
Marc Chagall- Mezuzah/ Silkscreen on 24K gold plated bronze "Judah"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $960- $1,200
$4000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silkscreen Prints


Robinhood Auctions

Robinhood Auctions

TGP Auction

TGP Auction

Art Atelier

Art Atelier