Andy Warhol's Forgotten Commodore Amiga Artwork Uncovered

andy-warhols-forgotten-amiga-artwork-discoveredA common debate in the gaming world often rages over the question, are video games art? While many are divided over the issue, the recent archival of some long lost digital artworks created by Andy Warhol - on a Commodore Amiga - have proven that there are strong links between the two creative worlds.

As of recent a digital artist stumbled upon a clip on YouTube showcasing Warhol making the most of Commodore's iconic computer. While the footage of Warhol seems to be fairly accessible to all, the curious artist watching this clip raised an important question - where exactly are the Amiga artworks that were talked about?

Following some extensive research from the curators at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Warhol Museum's chief archivist, a collection of floppy disks were located and set aside for archiving. The near-by Carnegie Mellon University Computer Club soon stepped in to provide the original hardware to help with the archival, and Warhol's efforts on one of our most favoured classic computers can be seen by all.

The images uncovered, are somewhat of a mixed bag, featuring MS Paint-esque renditions of the memorable Campbell's Soup along with a mutated The Birth of Venus and an unusual self portrait. Whether or not you're a fan of the Amiga or Warhol's work, it's great to see what such famous artists may do when handed a digital paint suite.

Source: Press Release from The Warhol (PDF) via Gizmodo


Last Updated ( 25 April 2014 )  

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