>> For Fall 2011, POP is having a Marina Abramović moment; the magazine tapped the performance artist to collaborate and appear on all three covers of the new issue — one of which also features model Freja Beha. "We'd been wanting to do a cover project with Marina for a while now," editorial director Ashley Heath explained. "The link-up with Freja seemed very right somehow. The dark hair/dark sexuality angle, and the fact they're both uncompromising and very choosy in what they do."
Shot in high-contrast black and white, each of the three Marina covers feature a different vignette — in one, the artist poses with a mini version of herself; in another, the mini-Marina looks solemly over Freja's shoulder. The third cover — a limited-edition hardback — features only Marina's upside-down face, in full mime-style makeup.
Click through to see all four of the new covers and to get the inside perspective — as provided by editorial director Ashley Heath — about each one.
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