As It Happens

Unpublished Andy Warhol art recovered from 30-year-old floppy disks

Pittsburgh researchers have found some of Andy Warhol's early computer art experiments. Made on a Commodore Amiga computer in 1985, and stashed away for decades, the pictures were retrieved from floppy disks that were almost completely deteriorated....
  Pittsburgh researchers have found some of Andy Warhol's early computer art experiments. Made on a Commodore Amiga computer in 1985, and stashed away for decades, the pictures were retrieved from floppy disks that were almost completely deteriorated. 

venus.jpg
 ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visuals Arts, Inc.

Warhol created the images using the early mouse and drawing tablet, while he was being paid to promote the computer's multimedia capabilities. The art was found by members of the Carnegie Mellon University computer club on floppy disks stored in the archives of the Andy Warhol Museum. 

warhol.jpg
 ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visuals Arts, Inc.

    The images show some of his most popular subjects, from Marilyn Monroe to Campbell's soup cans. 
   
    Hear Carnegie Museum of Art curator Tina Kukielski describe the discovery to Carol by clicking the "Listen" link above. 
         

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now