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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 6:20 am | Updated: 8:51 am, Fri Apr 25, 2014.

You’ve seen Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s Soup cans. But you’ve probably never seen them like this.

That’s because, until Thursday, Warhol’s pixelated “computer art” had been lost to time — saved on obsolete Amiga floppy disks from 1985 and forgotten in the Andy Warhol Museum’s archives in Pittsburgh, where they were only recently rediscovered. The pieces, which include a version of Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup can, a portrait of singer Debbie Harry and a pixelated take on Botticelli’s Venus, were commissioned by the long-defunct PC company Commodore International to show off the “graphic art capabilities” of its Amiga computer.

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2 comments:

  • Matt Pusatory posted at 8:53 am on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Matt Pusatory Posts: 10 Staff

    Pierce,

    You're totally right. I found one.

    Matt Pusatory
    Web staff

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:43 am on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1670

    If ever a story called out for an accompanying picture, it's this one.

     
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