Andy Warhol, Computer Artist

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:32 AM

(Andy Warhol)

Here's something I never knew. Andy Warhol was a fan of the Commodore Amiga, a personal computer line from the mid eighties. Warhol used his Amiga to create drawings using the computer's built in paint program. 

Here's a video of Warhol drawing Debbie Harry on an Amiga. 

Artist Cory Arcangel and Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Club helped extract a bunch of old Andy Warhol computer art that had been saved on old diskettes. What is Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Club? "a student organization that had gained renown for its expertise in “retrocomputing,” or the restoration of vintage computers." Pretty neat. 


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Frederick Duglass Perry from OAKTOWN

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Apr. 24 2014 02:16 PM

Never mind; just reloaded the page and the embedded video appeared. Didn't load the first time.

Apr. 24 2014 10:49 AM

"Here's a video of Warhol drawing Debbie Harry on an Amiga." Link please?

Apr. 24 2014 10:48 AM

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