Lot 1


Photography portfolio of 10 photographs (1977 - 1988)
Silver gelatin prints on exhibition fiber photo paper
Framed dimensions: (each) 31.49 in. x 37.40 in. / 80 cm. x 95 cm.
Edition 1 of 2

Sold for: €325,000
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This exclusive photo portfolio presents a unique opportunity for the winning bidder to take home an incredible collection of ten (10) photographs by legendary photographer Christopher Makos. The lot features photos of some of the most iconic faces in pop culture, including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Liza Minnelli, and amfAR's Founding International Chairman Elizabeth Taylor. Makos was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, grew up in California, and moved to New York after high school. He studied architecture in Paris and briefly worked as an apprentice to Man Ray. Andy Warhol, Makos' good friend and frequent portrait subject, called Makos "the most modern photographer in America." His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Tate Modern in London, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the IVAM in Valencia (Spain) and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. His pictures have appeared in magazines and newspapers, including Paris Match and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of several important books, like the volumes Warhol/Makos In Context (2007), Andy Warhol China 1982 (2007) and Christopher Makos Polaroids (2009). In his new book, Andy Modeling Portfolio Makos (2022), Makos offers the public a rare glimpse into another side of Andy Warhol, whose interest in modeling was such that he was signed by an agency. As shown in the new Netflix series, The Andy Warhol Diaries, Warhol had many different talents and interests that his close circle got to become familiar with. As his good friend and a seasoned photographer, Makos was able to see these fresh sides of Warhol and has fortunately decided to share some of his portraits of Warhol and his contemporaries with us! Courtesy of the artist (@christophermakos)

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