The exhibition opening takes place online and will be streamed live on YouTube. Artist Christopher Makos will tallk about his work.

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From A New Yorker's Perspective / Photography by Christopher Makos

Virtual Exhibition Opening / via YouTube Livestream

The exhibition opening takes place online and will be streamed live on YouTube

You have the opportunity to ask Christopher Makos a question directly online on YouTube or by email. Questions can also be submitted in advance to programm@amerikahaus.de - please add "Question for Christopher Makos" in the subject line.


Through his photography, highly acclaimed American photographer Christopher Makos documented the life and career of one of the 20th century’s most significant artists, Andy Warhol. These photographs are a window to a period of extraordinary artistic creativity in New York, the United States, and the world.

The iconic works of Christopher Makos reflect the reach and importance of contemporary American art over the last five decades. His photographs have been shown in museums and galleries around the world.


Christopher Makos was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, grew up in California, and moved to New York City after high school. He met Andy Warhol at the Whitney Museum in New York, at the opening of an exhibition of Warhol’s paintings. In 1977, Christopher’s book White Trash was published. Warhol was impressed and asked Makos to be the art director of his book Exposures. An office was set up for Makos at Warhol’s 860 Broadway factory and the two became friends. Warhol was a frequent subject of Makos’ portraits in several formal studio sessions and countless casual settings. Makos advised Warhol on his photography, and they were travel companions on Warhol’s frequent trips to Europe and Asia. Warhol called Makos “the most modern photographer in America.”


The 25 giclee prints in this exhibition document the 1980s in America and Germany, particularly the generation of New York artists and musicians who came to fame then. Makos had a column in Warhol’s magazine Interview, where many of these images first appeared. Most of the Berlin images were taken during Makos’ and Warhol’s trips to Germany during this period. These Makos images reflect the very rich cultural texture of this period on both sides of the Atlantic.



Welcome Remarks:

Meghan Gregonis, U.S. Consul General Munich

Bernd Sibler, Bavarian State Minister of Science and the Arts

Dr. Meike Zwingenberger, Executive Director Amerikahaus


Christopher Makos will be connected live via video.


Click here to see videos of Christopher Makos talking about his work.


Exhibition duration: Sunday, July 5th, 2020 - Sunday, January 31st, 2021


Opening hours from Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Mon. - Fri. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sun.  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Different opening hours during events, closed on public holidays.


Follow the hashtag #fromanewyorkersperspective and our social media profiles on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for updates!


Organizers: United States Consulate General Munich, Amerikahaus – Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations


Contact: Dominik Raabe, Joanna King



(Photo: Liza Minnelli and John Lennon © Christopher Makos)


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