The Number Ones: Madonna’s “Open Your Heart”

People notice Madonna. This would’ve been the case whether or not she ever got famous. There are tons of stories about people meeting Madonna before she ascended to stardom, and that’s because people have always remembered her. Some people radiate self-assurance so powerfully that they change the chemistry of the air whenever they walk into…

Madonna debut album promotional press photo’s

Official and original promotional pictures for Madonna’s debut album are extremely hard to find. These were sent out by the record company to promote the artist.  Various promotional shots were used to promote Madonna and her debut album and we have added a few of them to our ‘The First Album’ page HERE. Pictured here…

Seven music videos that take a cue from art history

With museums around the world closed and no opening date in sight for many, one silver lining – for film-makers at least – is their availability for shooting purposes. This week FKA Twigs released a video, co-directed with Emmanuel Adjei, to accompany her new single (a collaboration with the rapper Headie One). Making a notable…

The Queen of Pop, In All Her Glory

All photographs courtesy Kenji Wakasugi. To find new words to describe the importance of Madonna Louise Ciccone is a nearly impossible task. That’s why a photo book tells you all you need. The inimitable rebel energy of Madonna is on display in Adore Madonna, a new photo book by the Japanese photographer Kenji Wakasugi (out today  on NJG). The monograph contains…