The January issue of W Magazine decided to do something pretty nifty with cover girl Jessica Chastain. Rather than run a series of similarly lit photos of her doing fashion poses in various kinds of couture, the magazine made her into a human canvas for four different contemporary artists: George Condo, Rineke Dijkstra, Chantal Joffe, and Mickalene Thomas. This produced four very different, but equally striking covers, as well as a few related images for each one. As the accompanying profile (by the infamous Lynn Hirschberg) makes sure to note, this mirrors the uncanny way Ms. Chastain has disappeared into the diverse roles she’s played thus far in her career.

Photos: W Magazine
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