Warhol / Makos in Context.
Photographs by Christopher Makos.
powerHouse Books, New York, In English and, 2007. 256 pp., Over 200 duotone illustrations and four-color contact sheets, 9½x12".
About the Ltd Edition
Includes a slipcased copy of the book and an eight by ten inch archival inkjet print, signed and numbered by the artist. Ten editions of 20.
A behind-the-scenes, in-depth record of Christopher Makos’ photographic life from 1976 to 1987, , his newest book, documents the years he spent at Andy Warhol’s side.
The book includes over 100 original Makos contact sheets, reproduced in full with the photographer’s editing marks and comments, which have never before been seen. Warhol | Makos In Context features the unedited, raw material of his work during the years he saw Warhol almost daily—including the experiences and friends he shared with Warhol, the trips the two and others made together, and scenes of work life at Warhol’s 860 Broadway Factory and Makos’ West 15th Street studio. An insider’s account of the high jinks and high times at the Factory and beyond, Warhol | Makos In Context is an unexpurgated visual record of New York’s most intriguing circle and a primary source document that puts Warhol in context in Makos’ life.
The coterie of legendary art world icons featured here includes Liza Minnelli, Madonna, David Geffen, John Lennon, Mick and Bianca Jagger, Keith Richards, Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, David Byrne, Jimmy Buffett, Sonny Bono, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Jimmy Carter, Muhammad Ali, Steve Rubell, Buzz Aldrin, Tom Seaver, Reggie Jackson, Halston, Calvin Klein, Diana Vreeland, Tom Ford, Jack Nicholson, Elizabeth Taylor, Jodie Foster, Matt Dillon, Marianne Faithfull, Olivia Newton-John, Robert Duvall, Christopher Reeve, Ron Wood, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Norman Mailer, and Truman Capote, and includes remarks by Tom Ford, Ultra Violet, Debbie Harry, Vincent Fremont, and Glenn O’Brien. Warhol | Makos In Context is a bilingual book, featuring text in both English and Spanish.