Warhol and the Diva: In 1985 Warhol painted Deborah Harry on an Amiga, his 1st computer portrait at Commodore product launch


Debbie Harry, ca. 1980
Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2011.

In 1985 Warhol painted Deborah Harry on an Amiga, his first computer portrait, at the Commodore product launch. You can see Deborah in Warhol and the Diva at The Lowry, Sat 25 June – Sun 25 September 2011.

More Warhol Trivia

Before creating the iconic screen prints of the stars of stage and screen, Warhol would take a selection of photographs of them with an instant Polaroid camera. See Andy’s Polaroids in Warhol and the Diva.

The Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’ album cover design in 1971 by Warhol was not, as believed, Mick Jagger’s crotch. But you can see Mick in Warhol and the Diva.

1963 saw Warhol create his Liz series using a still from Butterfield 8, the film Elizabeth Taylor won her first Oscar for. You can see Liz in Warhol and the Diva.

Look out for daily updates of Warhol trivia as we build up to the exhibition opening this Saturday #WarholandtheDiva.

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