Lost Andy Warhol art recovered from a 1980 Amiga computer
Images from the iconic artist found after 30 years
After 30 years of being trapped on an Amiga 1000 computer's floppy disk, lost images by Andy Warhol have now been found. The one-of-a-kind images were recovered by the Andy Warhol Museum and are a series of doodles, pictures, camera shots, notes and more that belonged to the iconic artist.
In the 1980's the computer company, Commodore, paid Warhol to promote the Amiga 1000's graphic skills. The museum named after the artist had until this point managed to preserve the disks, but not the individual files themselves, as they were stored in 'an obsolete format'.
The graphic images range from versions of Warhol's Campbell's soup cans, bananas and Marilyn Monroe.
Unearthing the files started in 2011 by artist Cory Archangel, who contacted the Carnegie Museum of Art curator, Tina Kukielski, after viewing the YouTube clip of Warhol drawing Blondie singer Debbie Harry at the Amiga 1000's launch event.