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!! OMG, better late than never! New works by Andy Warhol discovered on 30-year-old Amiga computer floppy disks !!

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‘Andy2’ (pictured above) is one of the newly-discovered works which was found on an old floppy disk created on an Amiga computer from 1985 with the help of artist Cory Arcangel. Acording to ABC.net.au:

Carnegie Mellon art professor Golan Levin said the work was recovered thanks in part to someone posting on YouTube a 1985 infomercial showing Warhol using an Amiga computer to create a digital portrait of singer Debbie Harry.
A Warhol fan, artist Cory Arcangel, saw the YouTube video and in 2011 began investigating whether there was more computer art from Warhol to be found.
His inquiry brought him to The Andy Warhol Museum’s archives in Pittsburgh, where he found a cache of floppy disks that remained unlabelled because the museum lacked the outdated technology needed to read them.
Arcangel helped link the museum with the computer club at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, one of the top US technology schools.
After some digital sleuthing, the club used a process called retro-computing to reveal the images in a matter of hours.

And here I was thinking that Cory Arcangel‘s biggest contribution to society was going to be to create giant video game art for us to wander into and play in the middle of New York City while super baked — but then he goes out and helps fix history n stuff! Nice one, dood! Check out another couple of the newly-discovered Warhol works after the jump!

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!! OMG, Zee cabbage does not run away from zee corn-beef: Photographer Vincent J Musi documents SKUNK owners !!

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There are already enough smells in my apartment to warrant NOT adding a skunk to the mix of things, but a bunch of people out there actually do own skunks as pets (and let them crawl into their mouths too, apparently).
South Carolina based animal photographer Vincent J Musi travels to Ohio Skunk Fest where he sets up a photobooth each year. Check out his photos of some of the eccentric owners after the jump!

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!! OMG, high-waisted and headed for Hell: Keith McManus’ photos of 80’s Spring Breakers !!

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Back in the 80’s when Riff Raff would have been the name of a New Wave band, and the Tropicana Girls still wore crocheted bikinis, photographer Keith McManus took his camera and followed the tequila driven youth of the USA to Daytona Beach.
In his new book Rites Of Passage you’ll find he documented the chaos every year between 1982-1993, and you can check out a tonne of Keith’s 80’s Daytona images, right here, after the jump!

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