How ‘bout that whole ‘being famous’ gig, eh? People pawing through every last bit of your possessions decades after you were even relevant to popular culture. Kinda great or kinda creepy? Maybe a little bit of both.
Submitted for your perusal, dear reader, the strange case of Mr. Andrew Warhola. Once a juggernaut of pop culture for creating stylized paintings of already popular stuff, now a carefree footnote of a bygone era overcrowded with formerly famous footnotes. And while Mr. Warhol has left this planet for the realms of the dearly departed, he, like many of us, leaves behind a bevy of belongings fit for scrounging and exploitation of individuals seeking to cash in on legacies of yesteryear.
From the press release issued by The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University:
“Warhol’s Amiga experiments were the products of a commission by Commodore International to demonstrate the graphic arts capabilities of the Amiga 1000 personal computer. Created by Warhol on prototype Amiga hardware in his unmistakable visual style, the recovered images reveal an early exploration of the visual potential of software imaging tools, and show new ways in which the preeminent American artist of the 20th century was years ahead of his time.”
The images “rescued” include a Venus with a third eye, a stylized self-portrait, and, predictably, a can of soup.
Andy Warhol.; Once considered an savant artist who became popular by painting popular items and personas. Now just another exhibit in… The Otaku Gallery.