So obviously all this stressing portraits Warhol radically at odds with the portrait tradition in which value of the portrait depended on how it seems given to the depicted individual rights. We see it in the bewildered, often hostile reactions of art critics at the portraits of Warhol. Despite the fact that the portraits were some recognition of the artistic community at the exhibition "Portraits of the 70s' at the Museum Whitney, custom portraits remain the same occasion for sarcasm, they are often taken as an example as the most vulgar manifestation 'Corruption' and 'prostitution' of the artist. Like much of Warhol created these portraits became an occasion for discussions on the status of art, the artist and for the substitution of the things people. These are the themes to which Warhol turned more In his early portraits of celebrities and were in fact inherent in his silk-screen technique. Silkscreen Warhol.
This method, based on reproductions of photographs to create the desired 'effect pipeline', not claimed presence of a living artist's model. As noted by Warhol, working with silkscreen, you take a photo, zoom, translate in the glue on the silk, and then fill it with black, so they soaked silk, but do not glue. Thus you get one and the same image, each time slightly different … The first experiments with silk-screen printing was the head of Troy Donahue and Warren Beatty, and when in the same month died of Marilyn Monroe, Warhol have had the thought to do pictures of her beautiful face – the first portraits of Marilyn. Because the initial phase of this picture – it is a correction of photos, not the person – not Warhol portrayed person, he created them. Artwork considered not in terms of relations with 'real person', but in relation with the process of reproduction, and therefore we can say that Warhol worked with the sample, rather than the original.