You'd better think twice about throwing away old floppy disks. recently announced the discovery of lost works by the late artist on Amiga computer floppy disks. Members of the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Club and its Frank Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry were able to recover the lost artwork that was commissioned by tech manufacturer Commodore International in 1985.
The team found doodles, photos, and experiments with Warhol's classic pieces including images of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's Soup. The recovery project started with artist Cory Arcangel, who watched a YouTube video of Warhol promoting Amiga. Arcangel and curator Tina Kukielski approached archivists at The Warhol Museum about their search for the undiscovered Amiga experiments, which were on floppy disks that had been in the museum's collection since 1994. These new findings show the artist's interest in technology and innovation, "Warhol saw no limits to his art practice," The Andy Warhol Museum's Director Eric Shiner says. "These computer generated images underscore his spirit of experimentation and his willingness to embrace new media - qualities which, in many ways, defined his practice from the early 1960s onwards."
Images courtesy of The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Inc.
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