3 Things for Yesterday- John Malkovich, Sick Days, and Daniela Comini Book Covers

by - Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sandro Miller, Andy Warhol- Self Portrait (Fright Wig), 214 and 1986- from http://www.boredpanda.com/portrait-remakes-malkovich-homage-to-photographic-masters-sandro-miller/
1. John Malkovich as Andy Warhol- Sandro Miller's John Malkovich recreations of classic photographs play more like John Malkovich re-enactments of famous people (I mean, really, how much of the history of photography is actually about movie stars? Way less than this series would suggest), but I still kind of love them. Also, the Warhol photograph is not particularly on point stylistically, but it's amazing how good Malkovich looks. He is good, because he pulls off some figures he certainly has no right to. I love it.
2. Sick Days- The Boy woke up yesterday and did not feel up for work at all, so I had company all day. I didn't get as much done as I would have, but it was neat to have his company. Also, we did my favorite exercise, which is to walk to Ben and Jerry's.

from www.lauramars.de
from mag.magentafoundation.org
from artsy.net
from www.cjamesgallery.com
3. Daniela Comani's book covers- At first this 2007-2008 series of gender swapped book titles plays a bit like a one off gag, but the longer you think about it, the more you can reflect on how the history of literature is mostly about dudes and dude problems (or ladies who misbehave and are punished). The gender politics of the canon has certainly been discussed and revisited, but presenting the physical objects emphasizes the power of their presence.

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