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Christopher Makos : Altered Image


Included in the exhibition Warhol Women at Lévy Gory Gallery in New York is a selection of portraits of Andy Warhol by photographer Christopher Makos. In June of 1981, Makos took more than 300 photos of his good friend wearing heavy feminine makeup and an assortment of glamorous wigs—including the iconic bleached, pixie cut variation Warhol always wore in public (and often in private), calling the project Altered Image. Documenting Warhol in a manner that rendered the artist paradoxically both costumed and exposed, these photos constitute portraiture in perhaps its truest form, and thus allow greater insight into Warhol’s own portraiture.


About Lévy Gorvy

Lévy Gorvy cultivates a program devoted to innovation and connoisseurship in the fields of modern, postwar, and contemporary art. Founded by Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, Lévy Gorvy maintains gallery spaces at 909 Madison Avenue in New York, in Mayfair, London, and in Central, Hong Kong. The gallery fosters continued dedication to the living artists and artists’ estates that it represents and offers a robust program of exhibitions and multidisciplinary events. The gallery also produces ongoing art historical research and original scholarship, publishing exhibition catalogues, monographs, and other key publications. The Zürich office, Lévy Gorvy with Rumbler, offers bespoke private advisory services to collectors and institutions around the globe.


Warhol Women

25 April  2019 – 30 June 2019

Lévy Gorvy Gallery

909 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10021



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