Process photos of silkscreen printing Michael Kagan’s unique edition. Firstly an image found by the artist was colour separated into a classic CMYK dot and printed ultra wide format onto 100% cotton paper.
Then using a silkscreen stencil derived from an original mark made by the artist, we printed an edition of totally unique mono silkscreen prints on top. Each print became totally unique by adding layer upon layer of ink that was live mixed on the screen during the printing stroke. Not a single one is the same.
Then, to mimic thick oil paint, a layer of super high gloss UV varnish was printed with the same stencil directly over the top of the unique layers, sealing them under a homogeneous surface that is juxtaposed to the matte CMYK print beneath.
From a technical perspective this print is a marriage of the power of the mechanised repeated image and the serendipitous nature of the flow of ink in the hand of the artist.