Christopher Makos

Born in 1948 - United States


Christopher Makos is an American photographer, born in 1948. He might have been born in Massachusetts but grew up in California, before leaving for New York after having finished middle school.

He then left for France and studied architecture in Paris. He was Man Ray's assistant, but this didn't last long. Once back in New York, he began photography but this activity cost a lot those days. Christopher Makos needs to sell them to continue this activity. The Rolling Stones magazine was his first client.

In the 70's he met Andy Warhol and spent time at the Warhol Factory. The latter didn't know much about photography but the fact that it was faster than painting attracted him. Makos accompanies him during his first steps, as a photographer. Side by side, he developed his style, a mix between art and photojournalism, but a more graphic one.

It was also through Andy Warhol that he met Basquiat and Keith Harring, two key meetings for his career.

He has exhibited several times in U.S.A, but is known in Europe and Japan for his photos, as they were published in journals like Paris Match.

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2001 IVAM , Valencia, Spain “Christopher Makos - una visión Americana de la cultura Española”

2002 Christopher Makos - Galerie Kampl - München, Munich

2002 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York “Andy Warhol by Christopher Makos”

2003 JGM Galerie, Paris “Andy”

2003 Ivam Christopher Makos. La Comunitat Valencia

2005 Galería Sandunga, Granada Spain “Christopher Makos - Can I Buy Your Energy?”

2006 Galerie Hafenrichter & Flügel, Nuremberg Germany “ Andy Warhol by Christopher Makos”

2007 Flo Peters Gallery , Hamburg The Warhol Pictures

2007 Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York City, NY “Warhol”

2009 Yancey Richardson Gallery New York “ Warhol: Vintage portraits”

2009 Photology Milan Italy “Makos Polaroids”

2010 Christopher Makos - Lady Warhol - Fotografiska, Stockholm

2010 Christopher Henry Gallery New York “Makos SX 70s”

2010 Karl Hutter Fine Art Los Angeles “Celebrity”

2013 La Termica Malaga Spain “Lady Warhol”

2013 Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil “Lady Warhol”

2013 Elisabeth De Brabant Chinese Contemporary Fine Art Shanghai China “Christopher Makos”

2014 Corsa Cormo Milan, Italy Photographs

2014 Galerie Catherine Houard Paris Group Show Jim Dine,Jasper Johns, Alex Katz

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