John Malkovich Impersonates Celebrities for Portrait Show
See him become Albert Einstein, Che Guevara, John Lennon, and Marilyn Monroe.
In a strange spin on the movie Being John Malkovich, a new art project from Sandro Miller is recreating scenes from photographic history, recasting everyone from Albert Einstein to Marilyn Monroe with actor John Malkovich, reports Peta Pixel.
The project recalls one iconic scene in the 1999 film, in which the actor enters a portal to his own mind and finds himself in a world where everyone looks like him and communicates only by saying “Malkovich.”
Miller’s images make for quite an unsettling viewing experience. Each photo, instantly recognizable, is a famous portrait that is known as part of the cultural fabric of our society—until a closer look reveals the subversive presence of Malkovich, taking the place, for example, of Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother (1936) or Che Guevara.
The project is titled “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters” and it is at once creepy, silly, and even a little bit thought-provoking—yet artnet News can’t stop looking.
Watch a world of Malkoviches in this scene from Being John Malkovich:
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