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Released: October 16, 2019

Christopher Makos was fairly new to the city when, in the early 1970s, the writer Dotson Rader introduced him to New York’s intellectual and artistic elite. Soon, the self-described “gorgeous blonde kid from Southern California” was socializing with the likes of Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, and Tennessee Williams. But it wasn’t until Rader brought the budding photographer to an Andy Warhol exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art that his future came into focus. Makos soon found himself inside Warhol’s inner circle, accompanying him on transatlantic trips and mingling with the biggest stars at the time—and the biggest Superstars at The Factory—with his camera always close by. Their friendship left Makos with a bounty of iconic images, many of them commissioned by this magazine, that line the walls of his Flatiron studio. Here, he takes us on a little tour.

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