A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
The art experiments were produced in 1985 by Warhol under commission from Commodore - creator of the Amiga computer. Commodore paid the artist to produce a series of works to aid the launch of the Amiga 1000. A painstaking three-year project was required to recover the images which were saved in an obscure data format.
Warhol is known for being ground breaking with style and subject matter, this collection of early digital works further supports this fact. "What's amazing is that by looking at these images, we can see how quickly Warhol seemed to intuit the essence of what it meant to express oneself, in what then was a brand-new medium: the digital," said project contributor Arcangel in a statement.
As one that grew up with early computing power, I can really appreciate this body of work. These works really bring back memories of working with the, now considered, crude image editing software of today. The rough-edged pattern color fills and restricted color values are so reminiscent of my experience with early 2-D graphic design projects.