The Andy Warhol Museum has recovered a set of images, illustrations, and photos created by the influential pop artist on Amiga home computer. The artworks made with the Commodore Amiga, had been stranded on Amiga floppy disks for almost twenty years after the artist saved them in the mid-1980s. The works were only discovered thanks to a chance finding of youtube clip.
The video of Warhol’s work on the Amiga art sparked the interest of new media artist Cory Arcangel. In 2011, Arcangel contacted Tina Kukielski, a curator at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Together, they asked Matt Wrbican, the Warhol Museum’s chief archivist, if they could search for files on the artist’s disks. The result of their efforts is a fun a playful look into what is now a normal part of everyday life, digital art.