A stencil is then secured to the screen. Color is then forced through the uncovered areas of the screen onto the paper underneath by running a squeegee over the stencil and screen. Andy Warhol is probably the most well known artist that used this technique.
Silk-screen printing makes it nearly impossible for two images to be alike. The audience learns to expect the unexpected in Warhol's work. Warhol's Twenty Marilyns is an excellent example of the silk-screen printing technique. None of the images of Monroe are alike. They are, however, all from the same original stencil. Warhol used this technique for two main reasons. Reason one being that he had an interest in mechanical reproduction. The second reason is that it was a convenient way to mass-produce an image. Nearly all of his works relate on