Vogue appears to be melding the worlds of Hollywood and art.
According to sources, the CondÃ© Nastâ€“owned glossy has paired actress Jennifer Lawrencewith artist John Currin for its September cover.
A spokeswoman for Vogue would not confirm or deny the news, offering instead:Â â€œWe do not commentÂ on rumors of future editorial.â€
The collaboration would come at a time when the Academy Award-winning actress is releasing a new slate of films in the fall, including â€œMother!,â€ which is directed by Darren Aronofsky. (Perhaps coincidentally or not, Lawrence is also dating the â€œBlack Swanâ€ director).
But back to the collaboration. Like Currinâ€™s art, which has a satirical, yet provocative bend, the similarly colorful movie poster for â€œMother!â€ depicts a campy, bucolicÂ portrait ofÂ LawrenceÂ holding a heart. That poster could serve as inspiration for the partnership, insiders speculated, although those musings were not confirmed.
Despite there having been countless examples of bigÂ designers working with well-known artists, magazines partnering with artists have normally been relegated to the smaller, more niche publications. For instance, Garage Magazine worked with Urs Fischer last year to create a cover featuring BeyoncÃ©, and Vogueâ€™s youngerÂ sibling W MagazineÂ often works with artists to produce striking images â€” and then thereâ€™s, Interview Magazine, which was founded by artist Andy Warhol.
Nonetheless, the tradition of artistic covers is also part of Vogueâ€™s DNA. In the Forties Vogue tapped the likes of Salvadore DalÃ, Man Ray and more for its covers.