As part of the “Altered Image” series, Christopher Makos photographed Andy Warhol in a variety of disguises and costumes. Drawing on the work of Marcel Duchamp and Cindy Sherman, Makos used wigs and makeup as a way to toy with Warhol’s identity. Makos says, “Halston at the time asked us, ‘Do you want to borrow a dress?’ And we didn't want to borrow a dress. We weren't trying to do drag photos. It was just about altering Andy's face.”

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Christopher Makos (American, b.1948) studied architecture in Paris and worked as an apprentice to Man Ray and later, Andy Warhol. He is best known for contributing photographs to Interview magazine and his 1977 book, "White Trash," which documented the downtown punk scene in New York at the time. He has exhibited internationally.

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Andy Warhol, Altered Image, 1981
Lot Number 5
Archival pigment print
13 x 17 in (33.02 x 43.18 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed, numbered, and stamped on verso
Printed later

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Christopher Makos
Andy Warhol, Altered Image
  • Dimensions
    13 x 17 in (33.02 x 43.18 cm)