Thursday, April 24, 2014

Andy Warhol and the Amiga

This is a pretty cool article on Engadget. A group of people (Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Club and a team of artists, archivists and curators) found and extracted some lost work Andy Warhol did on the now, retro defunct Amiga 1000. In the mid 80s, Warhol experimented with computer graphics. The most notable work was the one where he retouched Debbie Harry (aka Blondie) on stage. However, unbeknownst, he had a 41 floppies of un-seen work. This is the equivalent of finding a Picasso, Monet, or Rothko on a paper napkin.
I find this story pretty cool because I like Warhol and I loved the Amiga. This totally brings me back to nostalgic times of the 80s.

The Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Modern Art will be showing the premier on May 10th to showcase of some Warhol's experiment for the public.


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