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posted by n1 on Friday April 25 2014, @01:12AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the art-of-data-recovery dept.

The BBC reports that previously unknown digital works by American artist Andy Warhol were discovered and recovered from 30 year old Amiga disks with the assistance of Carnegie Mellon University Computer Club. In total, 18 images were recovered, most are also signed by Warhol.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Bartman12345 on Friday April 25 2014, @02:21AM

    by Bartman12345 (1317) on Friday April 25 2014, @02:21AM (#35898)

    When the Amiga 1000 was first released, much was made of its Deluxe Paint software. I wonder if these recovered images were created with this software... it was pretty revolutionary in its time.

    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 25 2014, @02:36AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 25 2014, @02:36AM (#35902)

      studioforcreativeinquiry.org/public/warhol_amiga_r eport_v10.pdf

      has all the details

      • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Sunday April 27 2014, @09:41AM

        by kaszz (4211) on Sunday April 27 2014, @09:41AM (#36829) Journal

        Corrected link: studioforcreativeinquiry.org/../warhol_amiga_repor t_v10.pdf [studioforc...nquiry.org]

        Summary:
          * Use hardware that record flux timing
          * Convert flux timings to floppy format using software algorithms
          * Make use of Kickstart 26.1
          * Learn to decode PLBM which is a planar stacked format using palette
          * Bad sectors are ..bad. And prevented image scripts to run

    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by stroucki on Friday April 25 2014, @03:13AM

      by stroucki (108) on Friday April 25 2014, @03:13AM (#35914)

      It looks like some of the pictures were done using video acquisition, and the signature looks like it was done with a graphics tablet. Pretty desirable hardware for the day.

    • (Score: 1) by PlasticCogLiquid on Friday April 25 2014, @06:01AM

      by PlasticCogLiquid (3669) on Friday April 25 2014, @06:01AM (#35947)

      Dpaint was awesome!

  • (Score: 1) by art guerrilla on Friday April 25 2014, @02:35AM

    by art guerrilla (3082) on Friday April 25 2014, @02:35AM (#35901)

    ...from 500 to 2000, and astounded me when i went to some amigacon thing in ny,ny, and they showed 'mandela', where you were projected on a screen background you could interact with and -in this instance- play sounds/music...
    meh, *now*; but w-a-y cool back in the bronze age of computing...
    seems kind of weird it took so long to get the files translated, didn't quite follow the reasoning on that...
    up until it faded to nothingness, i had a printout on the wall above my screen, from an old deluxe paint version where i did a portrait of my dog from a photo...
    it was no warhol, but i sure loved being reminded of my good old boy...
    many fond memories of using the amiga...

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 25 2014, @03:02AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 25 2014, @03:02AM (#35910)

      I suppose you mean 'mandala'. 'Mandela' is the surname of the late former president of South Africa who brought an end to Apartheid.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by epitaxial on Friday April 25 2014, @02:59AM

    by epitaxial (3165) on Friday April 25 2014, @02:59AM (#35909)

    To think we almost lost artwork from Andy Warhol! I don't know who is worse, him or Yoko Ono. One of Warhol's pieces is a canvas that he urinated on. People pay money to visit his museum and see piss soaked canvas.

    • (Score: 1) by boris on Friday April 25 2014, @03:18AM

      by boris (1706) on Friday April 25 2014, @03:18AM (#35915)

      Art is subjective I suppose, and I wouldn't be interested in your example either, but you cannot deny his influence on the art and design especially today is huge.

    • (Score: 2) by sjames on Friday April 25 2014, @03:34AM

      by sjames (2882) on Friday April 25 2014, @03:34AM (#35918) Journal

      The canvas is just the provocation. The actual art is the people paying to see it because his name is on it. It is insightful and hilarious. The best part is that the people who actually get to enjoy it are the ones who don't pay.

      There's a lot more to art that purdy pichers.

      • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Ethanol-fueled on Friday April 25 2014, @04:05AM

        by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Friday April 25 2014, @04:05AM (#35924) Homepage

        Art, like Slashdot and Soylent news, does indeed depend on who signs the post. For instance, if David Duke created a login and posted a link to White Nationalist art, you all would call for him to be banned and beaten if not killed.

        But, if some hipster posted a link to White Nationalist art, and added the disclaimer that he was half-black and doing it "ironically," you all would cheer and pay 500 bucks each for a "limited edition" print of that racism, because it would be "cool" to do so.

        Niggers.

        • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 25 2014, @04:15AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 25 2014, @04:15AM (#35926)

          Stay classy Ethanol.

      • (Score: 2) by JeanCroix on Friday April 25 2014, @01:08PM

        by JeanCroix (573) on Friday April 25 2014, @01:08PM (#36039)
        Is that to say that in this particular case, he was just trolling for the lulz? It all makes sense now.