To celebrate the seminal book’s re-edition, Anthony Vaccarello and Madonna have teamed up to curate an exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach.
This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach will be the epicentre of music, art and fashion. Celebrating 30 years of Madonna’s iconic book Sex, Saint Laurent Rive Droite will be holding an exhibition at the international art fair from 29 November to 4 December.
Groundbreaking and controversial at its release in 1992, and still influential 30 years on, Sex contains timeless images captured through the lens of Steven Meisel and text written by Madonna herself. Saint Laurent Rive Droite will feature large-scale images from the re-issued book, as curated by the singer and Anthony Vaccarello, in a beachfront box built especially for the Miami leg of the contemporary art show.
KIT FEATURING A T-SHIRT PRINTED WITH MADONNA’S BOOK TITLE SEX RE-EDITED AS PART OF ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH TO COMMEMORATE THE BOOK’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY. IT ALSO COMES WITH A TOTEBAG AND A POSTER FROM THE EXHIBITION.
SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE
SEX BY MADONNA
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2022
Forget the literary smut of today, back in the 90s no one was doing sexy books quite like Madonna. Granted, it was only one and it was meant for our coffee tables, however the release of Sex had plenty of people clutching their pearls and nearly fainting out of protest. Needless to say it was provocative.
Hitting the stands just as the musician dropped her Erotica album in 1992, Sex featured photography from Steven Meisel and Fabien Baron that depicted, among many things, a naked Madonna dressed as her dominatrix alter-ego Dita. The book was daring with its inclusion of kink, and especially queerness at a critical time in LGBTIQA+ history. Naomi Campbell had a cameo, as did Madonna’s then-boyfriend Vanilla Ice, and it was shot across various locations including a motorway in Miami and the fabled Chelsea Hotel. Basically, you know it was good because the Vatican deemed it “morally intolerable”.
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Madonna‘s groundbreaking Sex book, with its sexually-charged and erotic imagery, attracted extensive media attention and backlash when it debuted in 1992. Its cultural and social impact endures to this day, with the book an artifact of a defining phase of her career.
Now, 30 years later, the book is being reissued by Saint Laurent Rive Droite with a new edition published by Callaway. To celebrate the re-edition, Saint Laurent is holding an exhibition at Art Basel curated by Madonna and Anthony Vaccarello, where large-format prints from the book will be shown in Miami for the first time.
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British label Final Cut Entertainment will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Uli Edel’s thriller Body of Evidence (1993) with a brand new Blu-ray release of the film, which will be available for purchase on January 30th.
When an elderly millionaire is found dead with cocaine in his system, his will leaves $8 million to Rebecca Carlson (Madonna), who was having an affair with him. District attorney Robert Garrett (Joe Mantegna) decides to prosecute Rebecca, arguing that she deliberately engaged in wild sex with the old man to overexcite him and lead to his premature death. Defense attorney Frank Dulaney (Willem Dafoe) defends Rebecca in court while getting sucked into a dangerous affair with her.
Oh boy, how we are looking forward to the weekend! One thing is certain: it will be a party. On November 12 & 13, record crates from all over the world are ready to be searched. Be sure to pop in to browse and explore, because there’s a good chance you’ll find something you’ll be happy with. We start counting down and then the crate digging can begin.