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Andy Warhol paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga

A great moment from the product launch of the Amiga. It looks primitive now in hindsight, but at the time the concept of being able to import a photo into digital format then edit the pixel colours was revolutionary, and the technology was a perfect fit for Warhol's particular visual style.

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See also: the Amiga 500 extravaganza from 1987. Often overlooked amidst widespread sentimentality towards the early Macintosh computers and the older C64, but the Amiga line of computers had a significant influence on many graphic artists and musicians moving into digital production.