Commodore Amiga Art by Andy Warhol

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The Andy Warhol Museum has recovered a series of artworks created by the famed pop artist in the mid-1980s using a Commodore Amiga home computer. Newly retrieved from old floppy disks, they’re now available for all to see.

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Andy Warhol loved Commodore Amiga

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist.The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.

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Andy Warhol Art without Amiga

Warhol’s art encompassed many forms of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. He was also a pioneer in computer-generated art using Amiga computers that were introduced in 1984, two years before his death. He foundedInterview Magazine and was the author of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warholand Popism: The Warhol Sixties. He is also notable as a gay man who lived openly as such before the gay liberation movement. His studio, The Factory, was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.

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Andy Warhol Amiga Drawings

The result is a series of doodles, photographs, and experiments, all distinctively Warhol: a three-eyed take on Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, a crude Campbell’s soup can, and a very quirky self portrait. The images—and the process of retrieving them—are documented in a new exhibition called The Invisible Photograph series at the Carnegie Museum of Art. [The Warhol via Verge]

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Andy Warhol's Lost Amiga Computer Art Rediscovered 30 Years On

Andy Warhol's Lost Amiga Computer Art Rediscovered 30 Years On

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One of Andy Warhol’s art pieces sold for $105.4 MILLION..
Have you done anything that people would buy for $105.4 MILLION?


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