January 17, 2009
'Hilton Brothers' stopover in HCM City

'Hilton Brothers' stopover in HCM City


HCM CITY -- Eminent photographers Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg, who collaborate as 'The Hilton Brothers', made a short stop at the Sheraton Sai Gon and Towers yesterday.

The pair are currently filming a documentary about legendary artist Andy Warhol with Canal+.

The HCM City stopover follows an extensive trip through China.

"It is great to see luminaries of the international art world coming to Viet Nam, and everyone at the Sheraton Sai Gon is extremely proud to be hosting Makos and Solberg on their visit to HCM City," said Sheraton's general manager, Dietmar Kielnhofer.

American photographer and artist Christopher Makos apprenticed with the legendary photographer Man Ray in Paris.

Makos also collaborated with Andy Warhol, who dubbed him the "most modern photographer in America."

Makos introduced Warhol to the work of both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He also published several books on the pop art icon.

Makos's work has been in the permanent collections of more than 100 museums and major private collections, including those of Malcolm Forbes, Pedro Almodovar, and Gianni Versace.

He has also been published extensively. His photographs of Warhol, Haring, Tennessee Williams and others have been auctioned regularly at Sotheby's.

His partner, Paul Solberg, is also an accomplished photographer who has published numerous books. He is best known for his flower series in the book Bloom.

The pair have written and photographed for magazines such as Interview, Rolling Stone, House&Garden, Connoisseur, New York Magazine, Esquire, Genre, Conde Nast Traveler and People.

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