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New Warhol works: The week in pictures

  • Pixel portraits

    New artwork by Andy Warhol has been discovered on 30-year-old floppy disks. A dozen images, including a digital soup can, a three-eyed Venus and this self-portrait, were recovered from the disks by a university computer club. They were in the collection of Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, after the pop artist was commissioned by Amiga in the mid-1980s to create his first computer works. (The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc/ Reuters)

  • Red hot fashion

    After a hit run at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition will be appearing in London from March 2015. The V&A Museum announced this week that it will be hosting the show, which covers the late designer’s career from his 1992 graduate show to his unfinished autumn/winter 2010 collection (this image shows a model during the finale of his autumn/winter 1998 collection). (Paul Vicente/AFP/Getty Images)

  • High flier

    The son of a helicopter pilot, Macau-based designer Varun Thota spent his childhood in front of flight simulators. For this Instagram project, he holds a small toy airplane that his father found in a Kinder Egg in front of a series of open landscapes. (Varun Thota/@vnthota)

  • A new leaf

    A model wears an outfit that resembles a flower for China Graduate Fashion Week in Beijing. The Triffids-like ensemble was a design from the China Academy of Art; other models wore headgear inspired by noodles and a leather gas mask. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • Aerial aluminium

    British artist Richard Wilson unveiled his new artwork at Heathrow airport in London this week. Inspired by the flight path of a stunt plane, the 76m-long Slipstream sculpture is suspended 18m above the ground and weighs 77 tonnes. Wilson has previously created a replica of a bus teetering on a roof, and sliced through a sand dredger in the river Thames. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • Déjà vu

    She might have been dubbed one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine, but now Beyoncé receives the ultimate accolade: appearing in classic works of art alongside her husband Jay-Z. The Carter Family Portrait Gallery has been nominated for a Webby Award alongside the singer’s official Tumblr: featuring Beyoncé in the works of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Klimt, it takes fan worship to a whole new level. (The Carter Family Portrait Gallery)

  • Full moon party

    Pharrell Williams performs on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California. The singer – dressed in his trademark fedora – brought on other stars Jay-Z and Usher, and performed songs from his album Girl as well as hits produced for artists like Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke and Daft Punk. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

  • Smoke and mirrors

    After hosting Christo’s Big Air Package in 2013, the 20,000sqm Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany has again been transformed. German creative studio Urbanscreen used 21 projectors to turn the former gas tank into a cathedral, with a 22min loop of digital animation. Sound designer Jonas Wiese told the Creator’s Project: “The age of the screen is coming to an end; digital interfaces will dissolve and merge into the social space.” (Thomas Wolf)

  • Fairy tale with bite

    Ballet Preljocaj offers up a different take on Snow White in a production at The Joyce Theater in New York this week. With costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier, a score from Mahler and a dark storyline about jealousy and ageing, it is no Disney offering. According to the LA Times, “Never has death-by-poison-apple been so shocking.” (Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Branching out

    Street art duo Jana & JS have created a new project that eschews big murals on buildings for small scenes in the German countryside. Based in Austria, the pair specialise in detailed stencil work, often showing people with cameras or couples sharing intimate moments. (Jana & JS)