25 Friday 25th April 2014
Twelve previously unknown artworks by iconic pop artist Andy Warhol have been found on Amiga computer disks from 1985. The pieces were commissioned by the creators of the original Amiga computers, Commodore, who paid Warhol to produce the series to help launch the Amiga 1000 and its art programs.
The disks were found by artist Cory Arcangel in the Andy Warhol Museum's archives in 2011. He enlisted the help of of Carnegie Mellon University's computer club, who spent three whole years pulling the images from the disks. To make sure no damage was caused to the original disks, the team used magnetic imaging tools that revealed the files. Reverse engineering was then used to unravel the date file formats. In total 18 images were recovered, 12 of which are signed by Warhol. A documentary is due to be released about the whole thing, so watch this space.
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