What is a serigraph?

Serigraphs are a type of high quality, limited edition screen print made on high quality paper in collaboration with the artist and a professional printer. Each print is numbered and hand signed by the artist.


What is the serigraphic printing process?

Producing serigraphs is a meticulous, completely manual process. Using the original artwork as the master guide, a different stencil is created for each color that will compose the image. Then, the ink is pushed through the corresponding stencil onto the paper and then laid flat on a drying rack. This step is repeated multiple times, using a separate stencil for each color. A single serigraphic print can have as many as 25 colors or more.

Why do artists choose to make prints?

Often, serigraphs are produced by senior artists whose paintings reach the top end of the market, like M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza and Thota Vaikuntam. These artists’ original works may be out of reach for most collectors, but with serigraphs, one can get very high quality prints of these artists with their original signatures at affordable price points. At other times, serigraphs are made by living artists who have achieved a certain level of success and recognition like Seema Kohli, Madhvi Parikh and Paresh Maity.

What makes a print more valuable?

The value of a serigraph is determined by the artist’s notability, the edition size and the presence of a signature. A serigraph’s most important feature is the artist’s signature, which confirms its authenticity as a genuine artwork.

Are fine art prints a good investment?

Yes, the value of a serigraph can keep increasing with time, depending on the artist’s historical importance and the demand for a specific serigraph.