© Christopher Makos
© Christopher Makos
© Christopher Makos

CHRISTOPHER MAKOS

Christopher Makos was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, grew up in California, and moved to Paris to study architecture and worked as an apprentice at Man Ray studio. Later moved to New York where he became the official photographer at the Andy Warhol Factory. Makos was considered "the most modern photographer in America" by Warhol and the Pop Artists who used to hang out with him. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, with works shown at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, IVAM museum (Valencia) and the permanent collection of the Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid). His works have appeared in countless magazines and newspapers worldwide, including Architectural Digest, Interview, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine. He published several important books, including the most recent Warhol/Makos In Context (powerHouse, 2007), Andy in China and Christopher Makos Polaroids by Photology (2009) (book available for sale). He has been represented by Photology since year 2000 (works available for sale) and included in group shows such as Occhio per occhio (2003),  Polamaniacs (2006) and The New York scene. Sex, Art & America Culture 70-80. In fall 2009 Photology featured his first solo show: Polaroids (exhibition still available) which later travelled to Hamburg, New York and Bergamo. Makos still lives and works in Manhattan.