Christopher Makos, photograph of Andy Warhol and John Lennon.
The Hilton Brothers, a collaboration of efforts by photographers Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg. Two artists exploring the realm of contemporary culture. Several of their images dress the walls of Bar Louis.
A student of architecture and a former apprentice to Man Ray, Christopher Makos was called by Andy Warhol “the most modern photographer in America.”
Working in a bold graphic photojournalism style, Makos has captured images of people and architecture which have appeared in hundreds of exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe and Japan and have appeared in countless magazines and newspapers world-wide.
He has been a seminal figure in the contemporary art scene in New York. He is responsible for introducing the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring to Andy Warhol. Though most notably recognized for his photographs, Makos attention has been gravitating to painting, silkscreens and serigraphs.
Paul Solberg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and moved to NYC in 1996. He studied anthropology in Cape Town, South Africa. Some of Solberg’s published books include Bloom (2005), Puppies Behind Bars (2006), Tyrants + Lederhosen (2010), and upcoming books Tattoos, Hornets & Fire (2012), the last three publications in collaboration with Christopher Makos. Solberg’s photographs have been published in Publisher’s Weekly, Le Figaro, La Lettre, Ocean Drive, WSJ International Edition, Conde Nast Traveler. Solberg’s work has been shown at numerous exhibits in the US and internationally, including museum La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Galeria Moriarty (Madrid), Christopher Henry Gallery (New York), Karl Hutter Fine Art (LA), Galerie Catherine Houard (Paris). Paul’s upcoming shows are at Galerie Sho Contemporary Art (Tokyo) and Hitawsky Gallery (Berlin).
Solberg lives in New York City.