Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Apr 2014 19:19 UTC
Amiga & AROS

Via Ars Technica.

A multi-institutional team of new-media artists, computer experts, and museum professionals have discovered a dozen previously unknown experiments by Andy Warhol (BFA, 1949) on aging floppy disks from 1985.


Warhol's Amiga experiments were the products of a commission by Commodore International to demonstrate the graphic arts capabilities of the Amiga 1000 personal computer. Created by Warhol on prototype Amiga hardware in his unmistakable visual style, the recovered images reveal an early exploration of the visual potential of software imaging tools, and show new ways in which the preeminent American artist of the 20th century was years ahead of his time.

Great to have this stuff preserved properly now. At the time, the Amiga was so ahead of the competition that most people didn't really understand what they were looking at. It took the competition - Apple, Microsoft - a decade, or even longer, to catch up. Andy Warhol demonstrated this huge technical lead by creating these works of art on the Amiga in 1985.

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With all due respect...
by Savior on Fri 25th Apr 2014 07:55 UTC
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the Amiga was an amazing machine -- as a C64 user, I was always envious when looking at the games published for it. However, these pictures are simply crap. The graphics of many a game are better than that, and let's not forget what the demo groups were capable of. Famous or not famous, when taken at face value, these pictures don't worth a dime.

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RE: With all due respect...
by henrikmk on Fri 25th Apr 2014 11:46 in reply to "With all due respect..."
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The pictures were created, when he was first dabbled with computer graphics, and with an early unstable version of GraphiCraft.

I'm not sure he would have been used to working with pixel art at the time?

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