Warhol was mesmerized […]
gliding the mouse,
eyes affixed to the monitor.
Haring was bent over watching.
Andy, his eyes wide,
stared at Haring,
“Look! Keith! I drew a circle!”
During the last decade of his career Andy Warhol experimented with abstraction. Among these experiments was Shadows, a series of 102 panels, a work that he described as “one painting with parts.”
In 1984, Warhol awkwardly interacted with a computer mouse for the first time on an early Macintosh computer. In the following years, while digital imaging was in its infancy, he began playing with Amiga computers.
ANDY’S CIRCLE is a series of mouse-drawn, digitally produced abstracts based on the first shape that Warhol apparently drew with a mouse.