New York: Factory Exhibitions

Ralph Pucci Factory Showroom February 2023 Stefan-Bishop and Christopher Makos

Stefan Bishop
Christopher Makos

February 2023

Stefan Bishop
Stefan Bishop has created seven new works for his Outward show to extend his Zoetic sculpture and furniture series. Created from start to finish in the RALPH PUCCI (sculpture studio) and (factory) in Manhattan, the new pieces have been formed in Plasterglass to push beyond the possibilities of the wood used in the early Zoetic pieces. Bishop’s first major collaborative works, the pieces continue the theme of freedom of expression while maintaining a recognisable quality to tie the pieces in to the wider series, with a classically Pucci-esque quality and attention to detail.

Stefan Bishop says: “This is my first collaboration outside of my own hands, which is a beautiful complement, a weight lifted, combined with a note of success that these are recognizably still Bishops. Working in Plasterglass pushed me further into 3D which is how all of these designs started and represents a lot of freedom, forms that wouldn’t be quite possible in wood.”

Christopher Makos
Renowned American artist and photographer Christopher Makos will be showing Six, referring to the number of gelatin silver prints of his one-time boss Andy Warhol to be presented. Known for his raw and indelible portraits of key figures in the 1970s and 80s, Makos’s “Triple Andy” (image above) is a triptych that pays homage to Warhol’s iconic “Triple Elvis”.

Christopher Makos says: “I chose these photographs based on the content of the attitude and body language. It was not so much about lighting and technical expertise, but also about the subject matter: Andy – in this case, my muse. From 1976, when I first met him, and over the intervening years, it was that trust that we had with each other that allowed him to be himself in front of my lens.”

  • Ralph Pucci Factory Showroom February 2023 Stefan-Bishop and Christopher Makos
  • Ralph Pucci Factory Showroom February 2023 Stefan-Bishop and Christopher Makos
  • Ralph Pucci Factory Showroom February 2023 Stefan-Bishop and Christopher Makos
  • Ralph Pucci Factory Showroom February 2023 Stefan-Bishop and Christopher Makos
  • Ralph Pucci Factory Showroom February 2023 Stefan-Bishop and Christopher Makos
  • Ralph Pucci Factory Showroom February 2023 Stefan-Bishop and Christopher Makos
  • Ralph Pucci Factory Showroom February 2023 Stefan-Bishop and Christopher Makos
  • Ralph Pucci Factory Showroom February 2023 Stefan-Bishop and Christopher Makos
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