Who would have thought that nearly 30 years after the death of Andy Warhol, more artwork by the legendary king of pop art would be uncovered? Weeks ago, Warhol had the world in a tizzy when a team of computer scientists, archivists, artists, and curators unearthed 28 entirely new Warhol originals that had been trapped on 41 Amiga floppy disks.
The Carnegie Museum of Art's Hillman Photography Initiative recently dropped a video that provides a look at how much work went into retrieving the lost files. Part 2 — Trapped: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Experiments introduces viewers to artist Cory Arcangel, who actually tracked down Warhol's Amiga art to a bunch of dusty floppy disks sitting inside The Warhol Archive. The video also spotlights team members, who explain how exactly they were able to extract data from the 30-year-old disks.
Around the 13-minute mark, in fact, viewers will actually witness the very moment experts pull up and see Warhol's photo manipulations for the first time. The whole thing is pretty epic. Although it's nearly 19-minutes long, the video is well worth the watch.