Entertainment Jennifer Lawrence Covers Vogue's September Issue In A John Currin Painting

07:07  10 august  2017
07:07  10 august  2017 Source:   HuffPost

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Vogue appears to be melding the worlds of Hollywood and art. According to sources, the Condé Nast–owned glossy has paired actress Jennifer Lawrence with artist John Currin for its September cover .

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Jennifer Lawrence is on not one, but four September Vogue covers. Each one is a work of art, but one is an art form not typically employed by a modern-day fashion mag.

Well, this is different.© John Currin / Vogue Well, this is different. The iconic glossy went all out for its highly anticipated 125th anniversary by commissioning several of the world’s most talented photographers ― and one famous painter ― to capture its cover star.

American artist John Currin was tasked with painting a portrait of Lawrence for one of the covers, which she told the mag involved her posing “like one of those French girls.”

In a video, Currin explained that the biggest challenge of painting a celebrity is making sure it looks like them, especially when it’s someone as easily recognizable as Lawrence: “Everybody knows what she looks like, so millions of people will see any mistakes you make.”

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Jennifer Lawrence and John Currin might collaborate for Vogue ’ s September cover . Pictured: Actress attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures’ “Passengers” at Regency Village Theatre on Dec. 14, 2016.

Jennifer Lawrence shot four covers for Vogue magazine' s 125 anniversary September issue , by Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Inez and Vinoodh, and John Currin . For the cover above, Inez and Vinoodh dressed Lawrence in a slinky, gold, metal mesh gown by Versace with a dramatic thigh-high

Lawrence also posed for Annie Leibovitz.© Annie Leibovitz / Vogue Lawrence also posed for Annie Leibovitz.

Currin, whose work focuses on “ideational yet challengingly perverse images of women, from lusty nymphs and dour matrons to more ethereal feminine prototypes,” according to his biography, did a pretty spot-on job. Lawrence, wearing Miu Miu, is impossible to mistake.

A third cover was shot by Bruce Weber.© Bruce Weber / Vogue A third cover was shot by Bruce Weber.

When asked by interviewer Jason Gay who would get to keep the painting, Lawrence considered aloud how to even go about asking for it. “Who else would want it?” she wondered. (Uh, probably a lot of people, J. Law).

Lawrence also posed with horses and the Statue of Liberty for other breathtaking images in the issue, which were shot by Annie Leibowitz, Bruce Weber, and Inez and Vindooh. Check out the entire interview on Vogue.com or when it hits newsstands Aug. 22.

Inez and Vindooh shot one, too.© Inez and Vindooh / Vogue Inez and Vindooh shot one, too.

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