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Christopher Makos
Christopher Makos, Archival Andy Portrait, 2020

2020

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The ‘Andy Portrait’ is an archival pigment printed photograph on 3mm dibond, featuring the beloved pop-art icon Andy Warhol, by Christopher Makos. This exclusive print is an edition of only ten in existence, each signed and numbered by the artist on front and verso. The ‘Andy Portrait’ comes in a custom-made frame with the highest quality non-glare glass and a bright red matte finish. The framed dimensions measure: 34 x 26.5 x 2 in. / 86.4 x 67.3 x 5 cm. Questions on this piece? Send us a note or call us directly. To learn more about Christopher Makos, please visit our website. MAKOS, born in 1948, is an American photographer and artist. He spent his adolescence in California and as a young adult, moved to Paris, France to study Architecture. After extensive travelling throughout Europe, Makos became the apprentice of photographer Man Ray. During the great artist's last birthday celebrations in Italy, The master surrealist and friend of Duchamp took a special interest in Makos and shared many practical insights into his working method as a photographer. In 1977, Makos burst onto the photography scene with his book, ‘WHITE TRASH’. This raw, beautiful chronicle of the downtown NYC punk scene, interspersed with portraits of Uptown Boldface names, became a turning point for his career as a photographic journalist. Makos became close friends and collaborated extensively with Andy Warhol, whom he showed how to use his first camera. Warhol dubbed Makos the "most modern photographer in America" and his book, Warhol: A Photographic Memoir, details his extensive travels and friendship with the Pop Art Superstar. Later, Makos introduced Warhol to the work of both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, connecting the major players of the contemporary art world. Makos continued to document the New York scene throughout the 1980’s using his Interview Magazine "IN" column to present up and coming stars such as Matt Dillon, Christian Slater, Robert Downey JR. and Tom Ford. Makos then began his long term love affair with Spain, where he continues to be a regular in Madrid. His portraits of Pedro Almodovar, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Bibi Andersen and Miguel Bose helped identify La Movida. Makos has developed his distinctive photographic style to take legendary photographs of the world’s most famous icons, including portraits of Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Salvador Dali, John Lennon, Tennessee Williams and Mick Jagger. Makos's work has been in the permanent collections of more than 100 museums and major private collections, including those of Malcolm Forbes, Pedro Almodóvar, and Gianni Versace. Makos’s photographs have been the subject of numerous exhibitions both in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe and Japan and have appeared in countless magazines and newspapers worldwide. His photographs have been published in Interview, Rolling Stone, House & Garden, Connoisseur, New York Magazine, Esquire, Genre and People, among many others. The beloved portrait of Warhol wrapped in a flag was featured on the front cover of the Spring 1990 issue of the Smithsonian Studies. Makos’s latest projects include a book of hid SX 70 Polaroids, with an essay by his friend Calvin Klein. LADY WARHOL, published this fall, presents 120 portraits of Andy in various wigs and make-up guises from the 1981 two-day Makos shoot they conceived as an homage to Man Ray's Rose Selavy collaboration. Christopher Makos has truly become a seminal figure in the contemporary art scene in New York over the past 40 years to present day.

Details

  • Artist
    Christopher Makos (1948, American)
  • Creation Year
    2020
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU83517036912

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