Before there was Photoshop
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 02 April 2012
Nowadays, you can use almost any computer software to “Warhol-ise” your very own pop portraits. But in this Youtube video, you can watch the master himself use a Commodore Amiga computer to create his “first computer portrait” of Debbie Harry, deftly colouring in a digital snapshot of the 80s singer. The sitting took place at the product launch press conference for the Amiga in 1985, and as Andy fiddles around with the controls, filling in Debbie’s hair with an electric yellow, he says: “Well this is pretty, I think I’ll keep it. It’s beautiful.” We wonder where that print out might be today…
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