W Magazine gives George Clooney the Kusama spot treatment
Following on from Louis Vuitton's Yayoi Kusama collaboration last year, W Magazinehas given George Clooney the spot treatment for its annual Art Issue.
The cover sees the Hollywood heartthrob wearing an Armani suit and shoes as customised by the reclusive Japanese artist Kusama who is renowned for her obsession with dots. But before you think that the connection is completely random, just as with Kusama herself, there is indeed method in the spotty madness.
Under the covers, as it were, Clooney is interviewed by Lynn Hirschberg about his upcoming film, The Monuments Men, in which he plays the leader or a special platoon of museum directors, curators and art historians who join forces to rescue art stolen by Adolf Hitler during World War II.
"He wanted to steal all the great art in the world, and he was well on his way - during the war, he collected 5 million pieces," explained the actor continuing that Hitler also burned works he considered degenerate and set fire to paintings by Picasso, Klee and Miró in the garden outside the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris.
On a lighter note, though, he says that Kusama turned him into Snoopy. "But I must say," he continued, "I'm proud to be Snoopy! Ultimately, what I'm trying to do with a director - or, I guess, an artist - is to be of service to them and their story."