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See Jessica Chastain’s Four Gorgeous W Covers

Jessica Chastain, with George Condo's
Jessica Chastain, with George Condo’s “Abstract Conversations,” photographed by Max Vadukul.

W’s annual “art meets fashion” issue comes out this week, and as always, its cover features a celebrity portrait done by a leading artist. This year brings four covers, each featuring Jessica Chastain realized by a different artist — George Condo, Rineke Dijkstra, Chantal Joffe, and Mickalene Thomas. See Chastain with a huge curly wig, a Marge Simpson hairdo, and multiple artsy settings for the covers and accompanying spread in our slideshow — if only all of 2013’s covers could be this lovely and inventive.

With George Condo’s Abstract Conversations, 2012. Photographed by Max Vadukul.

Photographed by Rineke Dijkstra.

Painted by Chantal Joffe.

Photographed by Mickalene Thomas inTamika, an interior she created for a 2012 retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.

Photo: Suki Dhanda/Suki Dhanda

Paintings by Chantal Joffe, photographed by Suki Dhanda.

With George Condo’s Spatial Notations, 2012. Photographed by Max Vadukul.

Photographed by Mickalene Thomas in Nana, an interior she created for a 2012 retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.

Photographed by Mickalene Thomas inTamika, an interior she created for a 2012 retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.