No need to rub your eyes in disbelief, it is all true – Andy Warhol’s digital artistic works have been recovered from 30 year old Amiga diskettes, as reported by BBC News.
Commodore commissioned Warhol to create a series of works to aid the launch of their Amiga 1000. Thank you to the Carnegie Mellon University’s computer club, these long lost works were (painstakingly) recovered. Who said diskettes oxidised?
The discovery and recovery of Andy Warhol’s digital images has been filmed for the Trapped: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Experiments documentary, to be shown on May 10 at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh. The documentary will be available online at nowseethis. Make sure you mark your diary!