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Andy in Chairman Mao suit 1982
Andy in Chairman Mao suit 1982
Christopher Makos
Andy Warhol in China: The Photographs of Christopher Makos
Label: Timezone 8 Beijing, China
Released: August 1, 2008
Catalog Num: ISBN-10: 9881714486

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.
Photographer Christopher Makos became known in the 1970s for his candid shots of Warhol. Henry Geldzahler, the former Curator of Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has written: "It is a great asset in Chris Makos' photographs that they reveal new and unfamiliar faces of the legendary pop figure..."

About the Author
Ai Weiwei was born in 1957 in Beijing, China. He lived in the U.S. from 1981 to 1993, whereupon he returned to his homeland. His work has been exhibited internationally in group shows in New York, Sweden, Korea, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland. He lives with his family in Xinjiang, China.

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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