How Much Is Your Painting Worth?
Silk screen painting
Do you own any silk screen painting? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.
The screen-printing process in art
Screen-printing is a silk printing technique based on the superimposition of stencils which differs from intaglio or woodcutting. It is a very old process, in fact, screen-printing was created by the Chinese during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). The Japanese have also used screen-printing to make reproductions on silk. This process has the advantage of being able to appear on different surfaces and it is easy to use. An image is simply drawn in negative on a fabric stretched in a frame. Screen-printing has long been used to make high-quality wallpapers on silk, linen or other fabrics. The mediums have changed over time, in the past it was common to use wood or silk. Today, the materials have evolved and prints are made on polyester or nylon. A separate frame is required for each colour used.
History of screen-printing
Screen-printing arrived in Europe at the end of the 18th century. Thanks to the industrial revolution, production costs were reduced, allowing for more production. Artists seized the technique and raised it to the rank of art. Screen-printing is also used in the textile industry to make prints on series of garments.
The technique was exported to the United States and was a great success in the 20th century.
Very high selling prices for screen prints by major artists
Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein are two artists who used screen-printing to distort objects and images from everyday life. More recently, the artist Shepard Fairey became known for his work “Hope” representing Barack Obama. The advertising world is also making this process its own. Contemporary art collectors appreciate this kind of work.
The screen prints of the great names in modern art trade for several thousands of dollars and can exceed a million dollars at auction for the rarest works.
How do we appraise your silk screen painting?
Requesting an online valuation of your painting is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our silk screen painting experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.
A team of experts and auctioneers
If you own a silk screen painting, use our online form for a free appraisal.
You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.