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Unit Silkscreen Printing

Four simple, five-petaled flowers are printed against a vibrant green background of grass. The flowers on the left side of the image are purple on the top and blue on the bottom, and on the right they are hot pink on the top and red on the bottom.

Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
1998.1.25

Learn about photographic silkscreen printing process from beginning to end. In this unit, students manipulate digital images, burn silkscreens and create multi-layer prints using the same techniques Warhol employed.

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