At the invitation of US Ambassador Richard Grenell, American photographer Christopher Makos is exhibiting 25 of his works in the residence of the U.S. Ambassador in Berlin. Ambassador Grenell opened the exclusive exhibition on November 14 together with artist Christopher Makos and his partner Paul Solberg in the presence of invited guests.
The 25 giclée prints in this exhibition document the 1980’s in America and Berlin, particularly the generation of New York artists and musicians who came to fame in the 1980’s. The exhibition includes portraits of Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Keith Haring, Man Ray, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minelli, John Lennon, Divine, Calvin Klein and others. 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.
The exhibition will be shown from November 2019 to January 2020 at the US Ambassador’s residence in Berlin-Dahlem and is not open to the public. Exclusive tours for interested students of photography and members of photo galleries are possible. Inquiries should be addressed to Thorsten Kasper: firstname.lastname@example.org. Plans are currently underway to open the exhibition to the public in Germany next year.