Christopher Makos

    About the artist

    Makos latest projects include a book of hid SX 70 Polaroids, with an essay by his friend Calvin Klein
    He studied architecture in Paris and briefly worked as an apprentice to Man Ray
    1948: Christopher Makos was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, grew up in California, and moved to New York after high school.
    1977: Christopher Makos burst onto the photography scene with his 1977 book, WHITE TRASH.

    Christopher 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 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).