Christopher Makos, the "most modern photographer in America" according to Andy Warhol, exhibits his iconic work at the Amerikahaus München.


Free Admission.

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

Exhibition / Free Admission / Exhibition duration extended until Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Please note: 
The exhibit will be extended again until Wednesday, March 31st, 2021. You can book a visit from Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. via phone or e-mail to rezeption@amerikahaus.de. For your registration, please submit your full name, e-mail address or phone-number and the number of people who would like to visit the Amerikahaus. The exhibit will be open as long as current Corona restrictions allow. Please visit our Corona-section for more information.

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.


Christopher Makos is looking forward to your visit!



Exhibition Duration: Sunday, July 5, 2020 – Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Opening hours:

Mon. - Sun. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed on public holidays.


Click here to listen to Christopher Makos talk about the individual photos from the exhibition.


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Organizers: Amerikahaus – Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations in cooperation with United States Consulate General Munich


Contact: Dominik Raabe, Joanna King



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




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