silk-screen - A stencil process
of printmaking in
which an image is imposed
on a screen of silk or
other fine mesh, with blank
areas coated with an impermeable substance, and ink
is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface.
Also called serigraphy
and screen-printing. Andy Warhol and Robert Raushenberg used silkscreens
as a means of applying paint to canvases. Also, a print made by this method, sometimes called
Robert Gwathmey (American, 1903-1988), Non Fiction, 1945, screenprint.
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Mick Jagger, 1973, silkscreen, 73 / 250, 74 cm x 112 cm, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran. Mick Jagger was and is the lead singer of the rock band the Rolling Stones. See Pop Art and portrait.
Jasper Johns (American, 1930-), Usuyuki, 1981, silkscreen, 29 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches (74.9 x 120.0 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Eduardo Oropeza (American, contemporary), Hechale, 1989, silkscreen print, 24 x 36 inches, Collection of Gary D. Keller Cárdenas.
Also see photoscreen and pochoir.