Here’s a video snippet from the show at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York:
The description from the J. Paul Getty Museum website captures the spirit of the session well:
Ongoing thanks and gratitude go out to Barb Shadomy and her partner Karen Meyer - owner of Stonehurst Place, an ARTvision sponsor - for donating the piece and signed book to our event this year. For more on pricing and other details, go to the Christopher Makos artist page.
Warhol and Makos made a number of pictures, both black-and-white prints and color Polaroids, of their first attempt. For the second round of pictures, they hired a theater makeup person. This stage professional better understood the challenge of transforming a man's face into that of a woman. After the makeup, Warhol tried on curled, straight, long, short, dark, and blonde wigs. Here he appears in a conventionally masculine white shirt and plaid tie.
The framed, matted print comes with a certificate of authenticity and verso stamping. The book is a signed, original copy of “Lady Warhol” by Christopher Makos. (read more)