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Andy Warhol's Amiga computer art found 30 years later | The Verge

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The clip shows Warhol in 1985 at the Commodore Amiga's launch event. Warhol takes tentatively to the new hardware, perching a hand on the Amiga's mouse, before tweaking and manipulating an image of Blondie's Debbie Harry. That image is part of the collection housed at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, but no other records of the artist's Amiga experimentation were kept

 the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Club, a group, as the Warhol Museum notes, known for its collection of "obsolete computer hardware" and its "prize-winning retro-computing software development."


The images they found include doodles, photographs, and experiments with Warhol's existing artworks. One image is a crude recreation of his world-famous Campbell's soup can, its proportions skewed and its colors drawn in scratchy, MS Paint-esque lines. Another piece is a three-eyed doodle on a pre-rendered version of Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.

He died in 1987. Imagine if he had lived long enough to have a NeXT... Or see the Web!

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