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Recreating Iconic Photos with John Malkovich

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[Catherine Edelman Gallery] World-renowned photographer Sandro Miller first met Malkovich in the late 1990s, while working on a job for Steppenwolf Theater. More than 16 years later, Sandro and John are still collaborating, which can be seen in their latest project, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich.

In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the men and women whose photographs helped shape his career. After selecting thirty-five images to emulate, Sandro contacted Malkovich, who instantly agreed to participate. When speaking about Malkovich, Sandro states:

“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.” [source]

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich honors photographs that have impacted Sandro. Pieces include Irving Penn’s photograph of Truman Capote in a corner; Bert Stern’s photographs of Marilyn Monroe; Dorothea Lange’s image of a migrant mother; Robert Mapplethorpe’s self-portrait with a gun; Annie Leibovitz’s iconic image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Richard Avedon’s beekeeper, among many others.

The exhibit will be on display at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago from November 7 — January 31, 2015. For print and silkscreen inquiries contact the Catherine Edelman Gallery direct.

[via PetaPixel, Bored Panda]

1. Sandro Miller, Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014

Albert Watson   Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014

Photograph by SANDRO MILLER Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: November 7 – January 31, 2015

2. Sandro Miller, Alberto Korda / Che Guevara (1960), 2014

Alberto Korda   Che Guevara (1960), 2014

Photograph by SANDRO MILLER Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: November 7 – January 31, 2015

3. Sandro Miller, Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014

Andy Warhol   Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014

Photograph by SANDRO MILLER Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: November 7 – January 31, 2015

4. Sandro Miller, Annie Leibovitz / John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980), 2014

Annie Leibovitz   John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980), 2014

Photograph by SANDRO MILLER Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: November 7 – January 31, 2015

5. Sandro Miller, Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 2014

Arthur Sasse   Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 2014

Photograph by SANDRO MILLER Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: November 7 – January 31, 2015

6. Sandro Miller, Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), 2014

Dorothea Lange   Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (date), 2014

Photograph by SANDRO MILLER Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: November 7 – January 31, 2015

7. Sandro Miller, Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (A), 2014

Herb Ritts    Jack Nicholson, London (1988), 2014 a

Photograph by SANDRO MILLER Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: November 7 – January 31, 2015

8. Sandro Miller, Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014

Philippe Halsman   Salvador Dali (1954), 2014

Photograph by SANDRO MILLER Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: November 7 – January 31, 2015