Dashing in dots! Hollywood's leading man George Clooney is literally spotted (and dotted) on the cover of W's eighth annual Art Issue.
The silver-haired actor, 52, who stands tall before a black and white dotted wall actually plays a pivotal part of a custom-designed installation by avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama. Wearing a black Giorgio Armani suit, black shoes and bow-tie with hand-painted white polka dots, and a crisp white shirt speckled with black dots, the Monuments Men star also leans against a matching table in one shot and a spotted car in another. Inside the mag, Clooney opens up -- well, almost -- about his talked-about love life.
Who is the love of his life? "I haven't met her yet," says the Gravity actor, who was most recently linked to Croatian model Monika Jakisic. Other Clooney exes include Stacy Keibler, Elisabetta Canalis -- and actress Talia Balsam, to whom he was married from 1989 to 1993.
The Oscar winner does, however, have an "ideal" woman, whom he shares with W editor at large Lynn Hirschberg: "When I was a kid, I was in love with Audrey Hepburn. I watched Roman Holiday when I was 11, and I thought she was as elegant as anything I’d ever seen. And I fell madly in love with her," he admits. The actor continues, "I also always loved Grace Kelly. I mean, when she comes out of the water in To Catch a Thief, I thought, That’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen."
Modern day stars who have previously graced the cover of W's annual Art Issue include Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj. Clooney's cover hits New York and L.A. stands on Monday, Dec. 2, and will be distributed nationally the following week on Dec. 9. His latest project The Monuments Men, which he directed and also costars in alongside Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett, will be released in February 2014.