More on the upcoming ‘outrageous’ auctions for the Monte Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean:
Steven Klein is one of the most innovative and provocative artists in photography and film. Klein’s riveting body of work consumes viewers and entices them into his extreme vision. This is a truly unique and extraordinary opportunity to sit for a portrait by this great contemporary artist, which, further, will be art directed by Madonna herself!
Klein’s image-making is grounded in reality but the template is constructed with elements of allure and dark glamour. Klein trained as a painter at the Rhode Island School of Design and was a 2014 recipient of an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography (ICP). His works are held in several public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; the V&A, London, and the ICP, New York.
Madonna’s next album will be coming out soon, and before its release, the Queen of Pop invites the winning bidder and up to three guests to join her in her London recording studio to preview some of the songs from the alum with her.
For anyone who has ever wanted to go “behind the scenes” of an alum, or for anyone who is a fan of Madonna – that is, for everyone – this is a true “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity.
Madonna invites the winning bidder to join her in Portugal for a magical afternoon of riding horses through the forest and the beach along the Atlantic Ocean.
While the world knows the mega star for her many record breaking albums, Madonna invites the winning bidder and up to five guests to join her for one of her favorite past times: You will ride horses amid the beautiful and tranquil scenery of Portugal.
With stunning coastlines, Portugal still has large areas that are not developed or heavily touristed. You will spend an afternoon exploring the unspoiled natural scenery on horseback and with Madonna as your guide, this will be an experience that you and your guests will never forget.
Here is an exclusive first look at my favorite live auction items up for the highest bid:
Horseback Riding With Madonna On The Beach In Portugal
Madonna recently moved to Portugal and as part of this priceless opportunity invites the winning bidder to join her in Portugal for an afternoon of riding horses through the forest and the beach. The winning bidder and up to five guests will join the superstar for one of her favorite past times. You will spend an afternoon exploring the natural scenery on horseback with Madonna as your guide.
Portrait Sitting With Famed Photographer Steven Klein While Art Directed By Madonna
A truly unique and extraordinary opportunity to sit for a portrait by this legendary photographer in New York and to have the bragging rights of your photo shoot directed by Madonna herself!
Private Album Preview With Madonna In Her Recording Studio In London
Madonna’s next album will be coming out soon, and before its release, she invites the winning bidder and up to three guests to join her in her London recording studio to preview some of the songs from the album with her.
The Amazon.co.uk pre-order links for the upcoming Rhino re-issue colored vinyls are here
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The event was accompanied by sounds from DJ Fabienne, and celebrities in attendance — including Madonna and Ellie Goulding — also got their Stan Smiths signed. McCartney and Smith had their sharpies at the ready as Madonna, who was wearing her pair, propped her foot up on the table.
Fans snapped and filmed the moment and many were also heard gushing to McCartney, who was seated in a blue off-the-shoulder, vegan-leather dress next to Smith, about her sustainable ethos.
“I feel like a lot of people have responded very well and to have my name and my face alongside Stan is such a massive achievement for me on every level, it’s so iconic and to change something that’s been around and conventionally made out of leather is the new future of Stan Smiths,” McCartney said in an interview.
The vegan Stan Smiths feature perforated stars to the side, McCartney’s logo to the heel and a portrait of Stan Smith and Stella McCartney on the tongue of either foot. The sneakers, which retail for 235 pounds, lined the rippled concrete walls of the store.
Smith was busy signing shoes, but still spoke of his adoration for Stella: “she’s very creative and she was the one who brought up this unusual idea. While we’ve done previous collaborations, it’s the first time that I’ve ever done a shoe with somebody else completely involved. It’s totally vegan and totally amazing, so it’s a historic moment,” he said.
While McCartney has been busy designing the new shoe, she has also been busy preparing for her Spring 2019 ready-to-wear collection that will be showing at 10 a.m. on Oct. 1 during Paris Fashion Week, which runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 2. When asked what to expect, McCartney simply responded, “just something very Stella.”
The fabulousy impressive exposition Viktor&Rolf Fashion Artists 25 Years in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam is almost coming to an end!
Besides incredibly dazzling haute couture there are two costumes on display worn by Madonna at her Tears of a Clown show at Art Basel Miami at the end of 2016.
To read more about the exposition click HERE
Don’t neglect but genuflect and GO!
If you hadn’t seen it already, Madonna’s 2002 film ‘Swept Away’ directed by Guy Ritchie has been added to Netflix (Holland).
Swept Away was filmed right after Madonna finished her groundbreaking Drowned World Tour in 2001. Guy Ritchie’s remake of the 1974 film wasn’t what you call a success and quickly disappeared from theaters (if not banned to video directly).
To read more on Swept Away click HERE
If you are looking to add another copy of Madonna’s very first ‘film’ A Certain Sacrifice to your collection, here is your chance!
It has been released again in Germany under the title Die Rache Der Liebessklaven and contains the 1993 documentary ‘Exposed’ as an extra (which is probably a lot more entertaining than the Lewicki film).
To order through German Amazon click HERE
One of the most wanted Madonna collectibles is definitely the original invite for the launch of Madonna’s SEX book.
This fabulous invite was sent out in a black Maverick envelope including a note by Dita and stunning card tied together with ribbon. Madonna’s infamous SEX book launch party took place in New York on October 15, 1992. This invite was without doubt the hottest ticket in town (and probably still is).
To check this out and much more on Erotica and SEX click HERE
Photographer Curtis Knapp is offering sensational custom numbered edition prints of her ISLAND magazine photoshoot back in 1983.
Madonna’s very first time to grace the cover of a magazine (the first of MANY to come) was on the cover of ISLAND in October 1983. This magazine will set you back quite a couple of bucks that is IF you manage to find one!
The numbered edition prints start at $750 depending on size.
Check out all the images available HERE
Don’t hestitate to contact Curtis (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask about sizes and prices, please mention ‘MadonnaUnderground‘ when contacting him.
Dutch online store Velvet Music is also offering the colored vinyls of Erotica and Music. As these are currently a bit pricey, you can always hold on until we have the Bol.com or Amazon pre-order links
HMV Japan is already offering pre-orders for the upcoming Rhino colored vinyl. They state release date as October 26
Stay tuned for more pre-order links
These items have been added to its discographies
- Dance Mix – Argentina cassette (‘other releases’ tab)
- True Blue – Canada (Columbia House)
- Who’s That Girl – Canada cassette
- Like a Prayer – Canada cassette (Columbia House)
- I’M Breathless – Canada cassette
- VOGUE – Canada cassette single (cardsleeve)
- The Immaculate Collection – Canada cassette (Columbia House)
- Erotica – Venezuela cassette
- Erotica (single) – Canada maxi cassette single
Recordplanet starts the new season with the International Record & Cd fair on Saturday September 22 in the Diamond Lounge at the Amsterdam RAI. Again this hall will be the domain of many devoted Record and CD collectors. 120 dealers from all over Europe will bring rare and obscure vinyl as well as a lot of friendly priced items. Many dealers and collectors call it one of Holland’s most convenient record and cd fair.
Join us on Facebook or Instagram to keep in touch which nearly 19.000 of people already did before you. The Record & CD Fair in Amsterdam RAI will take place on Saturday September 22 from 10 till 5. Entrance is € 8 or € 7 if you bring a print of this letter (or download on your smartphone). Children up to 12 years old and under guidance have free entrance.
50th Mega Vinyl & CD Fair, November 17 & 18, Jaarbeurs Utrecht, The Netherlands
Kind regards, the ARC Team
We have just uploaded our brand new discography to Bedtime Stories, Madonna’s beautiful album from 1994.
We have collected a total of 42(!) different pressings of this album for you to view. Every item comes from our own collection and is carefully photographed or scanned
To check them all out visit the discography HERE
Were you there? Were you present at M’s fabulous comeback shows in Arnhem Holland back in 2004?
There was a ticket frenzy as I have never witnessed before, the tickets for Madonna’s very first live shows in Holland since the Blond Ambition Tour sold like hot cakes! Spending the night in front of the postoffice to make sure you were getting your ticket, back then we felt like shit nowadays we wish we could go back to those times.
When Madonna finally set foot on Dutch ground the newspapers were already reporting on her like crazy. Fans wanted to camp out in front of the Gelredome but were kindly asked by security to remove themselves from the property.
The day of the first show in Arnhem in the very early hours of the day, the fans were escorted by security to their entrances. The organisation was terrible; getting baked in the sun and not being able to leave the queue or you would lose your spot. There was ONE (!) toilet available and the waiting had taken up to 90 minutes! Thank GOD it was all worth it.
Madonna put on a hell of a show that night and even though there were some technical issues and she seemed a bit reserved, it was a definite night to remember. I remember standing front row in front of the left pit (M’s view) and feeling elated to seeing this fantastic show in my own country. I was so damn proud, now look at her, look how friggin’ amazing she is, how fantastic she sounds!
The Dutch press praised the show and even her vocal abilities!
Photograph by William Rutten published with permission