Although printmaking was an established fine art practice long before Pop art emerged on the scene in the 1960s, Pop artists abandoned traditional modes of printmaking such as etching and woodcut in favor of more commercial approaches to the medium. Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein found that techniques such as silkscreening and offset lithography best suited a smaller-scale interpretation of what they aimed to capture in their large-scale paintings.
As early as 1962, Warhol began using the silkscreen method to create paintings. He eventually established his own printing factory, publishing and circulating his work. Other artists sought out partnerships with publishers to aid in the creation and distribution of their prints.
This grouping features works by some of the most prominent Pop artists who explored the printed medium.