Our family imitates Warhol…

Photos provided the starting point for many of Warhol’s early Pop silkscreen paintings. A commercial technique that involves printing an image through a fine screen onto paper or canvas, the silkscreen process allowed Warhol to duplicate his source photographs quickly, cheaply and precisely, in varied sizes and patterns, and overlaid with vivid colors. From the early 1960s to the early 1980s, Warhol almost completely abandoned the brush and pen in favor of the silkscreen technique.

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“My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.” Andy Warhol

From 1963 to 1966, Warhol made hundreds of photobooth portraits and self-portraits, many of which were used to produce silkscreen paintings. New York’s first photobooth, or “photomaton,” had been introduced in 1926, and the four-for-a-quarter photobooth strip quickly became a familiar part of the American cultural landscape.

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I have been teaching myself Photoshop (big program) in playing I decided to “create some art”!

3 Comments

  1. Avatar hot mama said:

    Does anyone ever get tired of seeing that smile on Lainies face? I don"t.

    June 4, 2004
  2. Avatar Kim said:

    Oh this technique is way cool and if you learn i would love a Warholesque canvas of erin and beth as babies. (Putting in my order first!)

    June 2, 2004
  3. Avatar Erin said:

    Looks great! How fun are these?!

    June 2, 2004

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