The legendary Pop artist Andy Warhol and photographer Christopher Makos were prolific collaborators and part of the New York art scene from the late 70s. They were close friends and admirers of each other’s work – Warhol learned his skills behind the camera from Makos. WARHOL MAKOS: ANDY LOVES HK celebrates their professional and personal partnership. Co-organised with Hong Kong’s epitome of top-tier luxury shopping experiences, WARHOL MAKOS: ANDY LOVES HK will comprise a sequence of various exclusive events over the coming seasons at LANDMARK.
Over the course of their friendship, Makos captured an array of Warhol’s lesser-known personas. With selected works from Makos’ vast archive of imagery, the forthcoming event in September showcases an installation at LANDMARK ATRIUM that offers exclusive insight into almost two decades of the late artist’s life through five major thematic lenses including Andy Loves HK, Andy in Nature, Andy Rowing, Andy Modelling Days, and Lady Warhol.
WARHOL MAKOS: ANDY LOVES HK continues on the second floor of the LANDMARK ATRIUM, with an exhibition, featuring photographic artworks by Makos under the first theme, Andy Loves HK. On 27 th October 1982, Warhol and Makos arrived in Hong Kong on a trip later known to be the Warhol’s first and only visit to the city. As one of his travel companions, Makos documented the journey using his camera, preserving fragments of memories from their tour. Comprising a total of 11 sets of never-before-seen imagery, each set will include an original black-and-white photograph as well as a duo-tone filtered print that Makos created exclusively for this exhibition. Visitors will be guided on an unexpected visual journey that follows Makos and Warhol’s footsteps through the city.
WARHOL MAKOS is part of SAUVEREIGN’S Campaign 1981 with a clear goal of collaborating with and celebrating legendary masters. Introducing internationally renowned photographer Christopher Makos to its growing roster of collaborating artists, SAUVEREIGN unfolds once more its vision to establish a unique brand beyond the creation of luxury accessories, contributing to the cultural life of the city, and bringing education and aspiration to the audience. In line with LANDMARK’s rich heritage and sophistication, WARHOL MAKOS is part of the shopping mall’s integral support of the Hong Kong art and culture scene by honouring the life and legacy of highly acclaimed artists in the heart of Central.
The WARHOL MAKOS: ANDY LOVES HK installation is on view above the fountain area at LANDMARK ATRIUM from 1st to 12th September, while Makos’ original photographs and artworks are exhibited on the second floor, LANDMARK ATRIUM and inside SAUVEREIGN, Shop 203B from 1st to 18th September. Visitors can tag the WARHOL MAKOS digital campaign by hashtagging #SVGNLegends, #AndyLovesHK, #WarholMakos, and #LANDMARKHK on social media.
The limited edition artworks by Christopher Makos are available for sale exclusively through SAUVEREIGN. Please contact an advisor for more information.
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Christopher Makos, ANDY ON STAR FERRY VICTORIA HARBOUR
Christopher Makos, WORLD-WIDE HOUSE DES VOUEX ROAD CENTRAL
Christopher Makos, ANDY AT SIK SIK YUEN WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE
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