Warhol pioneered the development of the process whereby an enlarged photographic image is transferred to a silk screen that is then placed on a canvas and inked from the back. Each Warhol silkscreen used this technique that enabled him to produce the series of mass-media images - repetitive, yet with slight variations - which he began in 1962. These iconic Andy Warhol prints, incorporating such items as Campbell's Soup cans, dollar bills, Coca-Cola bottles, and the faces of celebrities, can be taken as comments on the banality, harshness, and ambiguity of American culture.
Roy Lichtenstein who became famed for his large scale paintings of blown up comic strips such as Blam and Drowning Girl print. Like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein used mass produced imagery taken from magazines, 1950's comic books, advertising and product packaging as the inspiration for his paintings. He enlarged images taken from comic strips and painstakingly imitated their Ben Day dots and primary colours used in cheap news printing. Roy Lichtenstein adopted industrial screen printing processes to create his paintings, blending the divide between commercial and fine art. With his bold accessible paintings, many of which parody the American culture of the time, Lichtenstein became one of the best loved American Pop artists of the twentieth century.
Contemporary New York conceptual artist Doug Groupp has been creating one of a kind and limited edition silk screen prints for the past 10 years.
He chooses imagery based on their line form and nostalgic quality and combines the seemingly disparate elements of idyllic childhood whimsy, superfluous everyday objects, Native-American mysticism, and modern industrial design to create a cohesive collection of iconic imagery.