Recreating Famous Portraits With John Malkovich Is The Best Art

Recreating Famous Portraits With John Malkovich Is The Best Art

All art can stop being made because this is it. This is the best. Photographer Sandro Miller and John Malkovich teamed up to recreate famous portraits from history in their photo series Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters and it’s absolutely perfect. And hilarious. And the best.

You’ll recognise so many of these famous pictures but instead of seeing what you’re used to or spotting the familiar face, you’ll see John Malkovich’s pose and mug in them instead. Goodbye Einstein and Marilyn, hello Malkovich and John.

The recreated works are perfect, Miller frames the portraits perfectly and Malkovich completely nails each pose. These aren’t Photoshop jobs, these are full recreations. Seeing them made me giggle and changed my sense of what awesome truly means.

According to the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Sandro Miller wanted to honour the photographers who influenced him so he enlisted the help of John Malkovich in recreating the photos. The exhibition is on display from November 7 to January 31, 2015.

You can see the full Malkovich series here. More of Sandro Miller’s work can be found here.

Carl Fischer / Muhammad Ali, New York (1967), 2014

Andy Warhol / Green Marilyn (1962), 2014

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

Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014

Alberto Korda / Che Guevara (1960), 2014

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

Bert Stern / Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session, 1962), 2014

Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), 2014

Sandro Miller has been photographing people for over 30 years. He became interested in photography at the age of 16 upon seeing the work of Irving Penn and has since devoted his life to creating expressive images.