Andy Warhol Polaroids

In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Club, New York-based artist Cory Arcangel has rediscovered digital paintings made by Andy Warhol on vintage floppy disks stored in the archives of the The Andy Warhol Museum.

These paintings were commissioned by Commodore International, who wanted to demonstrate the graphic arts capabilities of the Amiga 1000 personal computer. The quest to find these paintings started when Arcangel chanced upon a YouTube video of the Amiga product launch, where Warhol is seen using Amiga prototype hardware and imaging software to create his art.

As the famous pop artist has saved his data in completely unknown formats, it was a struggle to extract information from the disks—however, the team managed to pull out 28 digital images, of which 11 bears Warhol’s signature. (via DesignTaxi)

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The Velvet Underground have settled their dispute with the Andy Warhol Foundation over the rights to the Warhol-designed ‘banana’ logo on the sleeve of the band’s 1967 debut album, The Velvet Underground And Nico. The band sued the foundation last year after it licensed the ‘banana’ logo from their debut for use on iPhone and iPad products, reports Associated Press. The suit argued that the banana design had become a symbol of the band, and that the foundation had no right to license it. The foundation, which assumed ownership of Andy Warhol’s copyrights in 1987, argued that the band had no enforceable trademark rights to the image. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. Associated Press cites John Cale and Lou Reed as plaintiffs in the case. (via Uncut)

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“Skulls”, 1976 print series by Andy Warhol.