Author: Charlotte Bearn

Floppy Disc Find

Experimental artworks by Andy Warhol which were commissioned by Commodore, the creators of the Amiga computer, have been recovered from 30 year old floppy discs, reports the BBC.

Floppy Disc Find | Image

Floppy Disc Find | Image

Floppy Disc Find | Image

The digital pieces were produced in 1985 to celebrate the launch of the Amiga 1000 computer. A painstaking three-year project has now recovered the images which were saved in an obscure data format. The images were recovered by staff and students who are members of Carnegie Mellon University’s computer club. Reverse engineering of the 80’s Amiga format helped to recover the artworks which turned out to be signed electronic facsimiles of Warhol’s most famous creations. 18 images in total were recovered, a dozen of which are signed by Andy Warhol.

Director of the Andy Warhol Museum Eric Shiner explains how Warhol remained interested in new technology throughout his life, "Warhol saw no limits to his art practice. These computer generated images underscore his spirit of experimentation and his willingness to embrace new media." The Warhol Museum filmed a documentary of the recovery process which will debut at the museum on the 10th of May.

Image credit: Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry using ProPaint on the Amiga 1000 - via the Computer History Museum

AFFORDABLE ART

CJP £75

Rewilderness - A3

29.7 x 42cm

£75

29.7 x 42cm

£85

45 x 45cm

£125

42 x 60 cm

Nothing Matters - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42cm

Cats Pyramids

24.7 x 39cm

£35

24.7 x 39cm

Daffy (Red Stripe)

70 x 50cm

£100

70 x 50cm

Reginald Botanical

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£100

33 X 48 cm

HOPE THAT KILLS YOU

21 x 29.7cm

£75

21 x 29.7cm

Cherry Drop

35 x 35cm

£65

35 x 35cm

Acne Pink

30 x 42cm

£125

30 x 42cm

Lemon Blossom 3

40 x 40cm

£55

40 x 40cm

£85

50.7 x 45cm

Ellipsis - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42 cm

£100

50 x 50cm

Anyone for Tennis?

29.7 x 42 cm

£115

29.7 x 42 cm

BOUNCE! 2020

42 x 42cm

£125

42 x 42cm

The Sun Rises in the East Art Print by Hooksmith Press
Exclusive

£100

32 x 45cm

Bananas

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

Patrick Art Print by Lee Ellis
Exclusive

Patrick

40 x 40cm

£75

40 x 40cm

Vintage Girl

70 x 100cm

£135

70 x 100cm

MK-Ultra II

19 x 19cm

£65

19 x 19cm

£100

29.7 x 42cm

Gorilla - Neon Pink

42 x 59.4cm

£125

42 x 59.4cm

I Love London

22 x 17 cm

£60

22 x 17 cm

Andy Warhol £22

£22

70 x 100 cm

chatbot-image