John Malkovich Recreates Historical Artwork

The fascinating John Malkovich is paying tributes to some of the finest iconic artwork in history. Esquire reports that a new exhibit will be on display at the Catherine Edelman Gallery beginning November 7, entitled “Malkovich, Malkovich Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters.”

The artwork is a collection of famous photographs recreated by the creative and talented photographer, Sandro Miller, using John Malkovich as the model. The images are so incredibly done that one would almost believe they are photoshopped by simply inserting Malkovich. However, that is not the case. These are complete reproductions that are simply amazing.

Compare the two images below. One is the original Dorthea Lange original Migrant Mother from 1936. The other is a reproduction using John Malkovich in place of Florence Owens Thompson.

Malkovich collage

According to Peta Pixel, Miller began his career as a photographer at the tender age of 16. He worked on his craft over a period of years, and after three decades, Miller has become one of the world’s leading advertising photographers.

Miller enjoys creating his own unique projects aside from his advertising work, such as the “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich” collection. This particular project is meant to honor the photographers who inspired Miller in his career over the years.

Malkovich has been a charter member at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago since 1976, and first met Miller while he was on a shoot at that very theater back in the 90s. The two have remained friends every since. Once Miller decided to create this new gallery in 2013, he first selected the 35 photos he wanted to recreate, then he called Malkovich, who was most happy to collaborate.

Peta Pixel shares the praises given by Sandro Miller regarding his friend, Malkovich.

“John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea and within moments, he literally morphs into the character right in front of my eyes. He is so trusting of my work and our process… I’m truly blessed to have him as my friend and collaborator.”

Here are a few examples of the artwork that will be part of the “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters” collection on display.

Arthur Sasse: Albert Einstein, 1951/2014
Arthur Sasse: Albert Einstein, 1951/2014
Herb Ritts: Jack Nicholson, London 1988/2014
Herb Ritts: Jack Nicholson, London 1988/2014
Gordon Parks: American Gothic, Washington DC 1942/2014
Gordon Parks: American Gothic, Washington DC 1942/2014

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