Andy Warhol’s Digital Art

andy warhol digital art

The Andy Warhol Museum has released a few recently discovered digital images by the pop artist. Warhol created them on his Commodore Amiga computer back in 1985. The computer company commissioned Andy to do some works to show off the Commodore’s graphic arts capabilities. Among the images are doodles, Warhol classics like the soup can, a banana, portraits of Marilyn Monroe, and various photographs. 

Apparently the obsolete formatting of the files on the various floppy discs prevented the works from being seen previously.

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Andy Warhol, Andy2, 1985, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visuals Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

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Andy Warhol, Venus, 1985, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visuals Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

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Andy Warhol, Venus, 1985, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visuals Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

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Here’s the cutting edge technology used by Warhol, the Commodore Amiga computer 1985-86, courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

I can easily picture Andy Warhol and David Hockney in their rocking chairs, making art on their iPads.

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Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

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