Makos, Christopher (b.1948), 'Andy Warhol in Drag', Screenprint on Wallpaper, 1980s

Makos, Christopher (b.1948), 'Andy Warhol in Drag', Screenprint on Wallpaper, 1980s

£750.00

This wallpaper was produced for an exhibition Makos did in London in the eighties. Very rare. Only one complete roll survives at the Makos Studio in New York.

The image is one from a series of photos Makos fired off at the Factory Studio over two days in 1981. Warhol used seven different wigs to transform himself into a series of different striking female incarnations - the starlet, rock chick, socialite. He was toying with his own identity and exploring how appearances changed people's perceptions of him. The series, entitled 'Altered Images', was Warhol & Makos's homage to Marcel Duchamp's alter-ego Rrose Selavy, who was photographed in a ladies' hat and fur collar by Man Ray in the 1920s.

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