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Christopher Makos : Altered Image

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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 […]

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