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Unknown Andy Warhol digital artworks found at Carnegie Mellon University in US

Published on Apr 27, 2014 10:39 AM

New York - A dozen previously unknown works of digital art created by much-loved pop artist Andy Warhol have been discovered by a computer club at an American university in his hometown Pittsburgh.

The images include a self-portrait and some of Warhol's best-known subjects, including Campbell's Soup cans, Botticelli's Venus and Hollywood sex symbol Marilyn Monroe.

The art was found by members of the Carnegie Mellon University computer club on floppy discs dating back to 1985 stored in the archives of The Andy Warhol Museum.

They show Warhol's early exploration of software imaging tools and show new ways in which the artist was years ahead of his time, Carnegie Mellon said. The files were stored in an unknown format, which the computer club's forensics experts had to unpick to unveil the 28 digital images, the university said. At least 11 have his signature and were judged to be Warhol's style by experts.

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