We acquired a large collection of original silkscreen prints, often called serigraphs, from a New Jersey collector. We believe they were from an art school. They were created in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They are all numbered, signed, untitled, and undated.
Silkscreen printing is done by applying a stencil to a fine mesh screen, adding ink, then applying pressure to squeegee the ink through the mesh onto the paper. The stencil can be hand cut, photographic emulsion, or painted directly onto the screen. These prints have lush, thick, opaque ink—often in very bright colors. Each color is applied individually. Artists will often number these prints in editions. The tenth print out of a total of 125 similar prints would be marked “10/125” for example. It takes years to perfect the technique.
-16×20 print in a fine period frame.