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Overview

• The first print edition of this book is now a cult classic • The author is a highly respected photographer within popular culture, with a diverse following • The book is the first to document the American punk scene to the public at large and now represents the epitome of the scene at the time • Features photographs of artistic and performance luminaries such as Man Ray, Tennessee Williams, Mick Jagger, Patti Smith, Richard Hell, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Zandra Rhodes, Divine, Lance Loud, and Marilyn Chambers, among others
With the publication of with his seminal 1977 book, White Trash, Christopher Makos burst on to the photography scene and made a name for himself as the first photographer to record the convergence of the "uptown" and "downtown" worlds, as Debbie Harry fondly remembers.
This raw, beautiful volume chronicled the punk scene as it came of age on the streets of New York. Interspersed in the mix are portraits of boldface names, including Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Tennessee Williams, Halston, John Paul Getty III, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, Richard Hell, Tom Verlaine, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Zandra Rhodes, Divine, Lance Loud, and Marilyn Chambers, among others.
While the first book was a throwaway, this version, produced some forty years later, is being presented as an extremely collectible art book, now recognized as a classic in the world of pop culture photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989170468
Publisher: Glitterati, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christopher Makosis a world-renowned photographer. He is best known for his work in portraiture, and has exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide. He was an apprentice with photographer Man Ray in Paris and collaborated with Andy Warhol. Some of his previous books includeExhibitionism, a collaboration on studies of the male nude with Calvin Klein;Equipose, unique portraiture of horses (Glitterati 2005) and the soon-to-be-releasedWarhol In Context, which visually chronicles his unique access to this major artist during the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Andrew Crispois a well-known New York City art gallery dealer, who symbolized the excesses of the 80s through his exuberant and widely reviewed lifestyle. He lives in New York City.

Peter Wisewas born in Boston and educated at Amherst College, the New York Studio School, where he studied under Mercedes Matter and Paul Georges. His work is found in various public and private collections, including Mead Art Gallery, Amherst College, andEstee Lauder Corporate Collection. Wise is represented in New York by the Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery (LTMH). His work has been shown at The Drawing Center, NYC; Coe Kerr Gallery in NYC; Hokin Gallery, Bal Harbour, FL; Govinda Gallery in Washington, DC. He has published one book of his paintingsSurf(Glitterati/2008). He Lives in New York City.

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