Christopher Makos is a world renowned American artist, photographer, and author. In the 1970s and 1980s, Makos became a prominent figure in the New York downtown art scene where he befriended and created raw, indelible portraits of the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Salvador Dali, Halston, Patti Smith, and Mick Jagger. With an incredible eye for emerging artists, Makos is responsible for introducing the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring to Andy Warhol. Born in 1948 in Lowell, MA, he grew up in California and went on to study architecture in Paris, briefly working as an apprentice for the famed Surrealist photographer Man Ray. His photographs have been exhibited in more than 100 museums and galleries including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Tate Modern in London, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the IVAM in Valencia (Spain) and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. Among Makos’ many seminal photobooks are White Trash Uncut, Warhol/Makos In Context, Andy Warhol China 1982, Christopher Makos Polaroids and Warhol: A Photographic Memoir, which chronicles his close friendship and extensive travels with Andy.