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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Makos in China

So here I am again, back with a post about art.

Last week I had the pleasure of being introduced to Christopher Makos. For those of you who don't know who he is, he is an established American photographer and artist, known for his close association with that Campbell soup guy...what's his name again? Oh yeah...Andy Warhol. Makos was in Shanghai to promote his latest gallery exhibition, 'Warhol in China', a series of black and white pictures that were taken of Andy himself on their excursion in the 60s to Beijing. 

My job was to help him out on the day of the gallery opening with arranging and positioning his pieces to his exact request. His gallery evening was an obvious success, featuring 3 different collections, divided into two sections: China and New York. The first collection as mentioned, was Warhol in China. The second was a collection of photos known as Lady Warhol of Andy dressed as a female, and the final was of celebrity friends the talent had photographed, including the likes of John Lenon, Mick Jagger's wife, OJ Simpson and Elizabeth Taylor. Not bad, ey?

So other than the fact of me starting to sound like a Canadian, it was an amazing experience and I loved listening to stories and anecdotes about his glamorous world. The shots above are screen-shoted of a video that Nicky Almasy has made of the event, click here to watch it. I'm the girl following Chris around at 6 minutes!     

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