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Andy Warhol in China by Christopher Makos – 1982


In late 1982, Andy Warhol and a small entourage were invited to Hong Kong by Alfred Siu, a young industrialist who had commissioned portraits of Prince Charles and Princess Diana for I Club, a huge new disco he was opening on the island. Upon arrival, Siu surprised the party by informing them he had been successful in arranging a VIP trip to Beijing, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Andy Warhol was to visit China for the first and only time. We caught up with the man who captured the trip, Warhol’s close friend and personal photographer Christopher Makos, ahead of his show here in Shanghai this month.

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