Andy Warhol. China 1982
Limited Edition 40/50; 41/50; 42/50, signed and numbered with photograph. A documentation of Andy Warhol’s 1982 visit to China, this volume offers a unique glimpse of the international pop star by Christopher Makos, his personal photographer. With the advantage of hindsight, this volume becomes complexly ironic–in China in the 80s, almost no one knew who Warhol was. Just a few decades later, in 2006, Warhol’s 1972 “Mao” sold for $17.4 million to a Hong Kong real estate tycoon. And Chinese artists have, for years, been incorporating Western pop iconography into their work. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1948, Christopher Makos grew up in California and studied architecture in Paris, where he worked as an apprentice to Man Ray. His photographs have been the subject of numerous exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including the Reina Sofia and the Contemporary Museum of Art of the City of Rome, and have appeared in such publications as Interview, Rolling Stone, House and Garden, Connoisseur, New York Magazine, Esquire, and People.
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