Synthesis II “Adore” Madonna and Fusuma Photography by Kenji Wakasugi (PRESS RELEASE)

New York, NY Ippodo Gallery welcomes you Synthesis II, our second solo exhibition of works by Kenji Wakasugi, on view from December 3rd to January 7th, 2021.

A sequel to Synthesis, Wakasugi’s inaugural exhibition at the gallery in 2016, Synthesis II highlights the artist’s exploration of photography inspired by traditional ink-painting. The show will also feature individual prints and a limited second edition publication of the photo book ADORE from his 1985 photoshoot with Madonna.

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Madonna: The Joan Collins of Pop – The Virgin Tour review (Dallas)

‘And, though she certainly merits an Iggy Pop School of Applied Tastelessness Award for her much-copied couture, the extravaganza clinched Madonna’s standing as the ultimate lowbrow sex symbol: a Joan Collins for the charts, a bedroom-mirror Venus who’d never cut it in Vegas.’

Check out the full review for The Virgin Tour as performed in Dallas in 1985 by Cynthia Rose for NME (May 25, 1985) below.

The article has been added to The Virgin Tour archives.

NME May 25, 1985 (UK)

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LIVE 8 July 2, 2005 London photo gallery online

Updated and restyled is our photo gallery of the LIVE 8 event on July 2nd, 2005. Madonna completely stole the show that day! 

We attended the event and unfortunately these photographs are far from great but give you a nice view of the atmosphere on the field. 

To make up for the disposable camera pictures, we have included a rare shot of Madonna exiting the kaballah center in London right after the rehearsals in Hyde Park the night before the event.

Check out the photo gallery HERE

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Meeting Madonna at Selfridges in 2004 – revisit the day with me!

The first time I met Madonna was at Selfridges for the book signing of Madonna’s children’s book “The Adventures of Abdi” in 2004. Yesterday I posted the photo gallery and today I would like to share my fully re-written report on the event.

Back in 2004 I documented the entire trip in a personal report and uploaded it to a while later. I revisited the report and felt it needed more details to get on that journey with me to experience what that day was like. I have incorporated many new details to the best of my knowledge and memory of that day. 

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Special Q&A Featuring Special Guests Ariana Grande, Amy Schumer, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, David Letterman, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Lil Nas X, Naomi Campbell, Snoop Dogg and More


Nov. 9, 2021 – Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced MADAME X PRESENTS: MADAME XTRA Q&A, a follow-up special to Madonna’s recently released and critically acclaimed concert documentary film MADAME X. The special premieres Thursday, Nov. 18 exclusively on the service.

Hosted by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winners Symone and Aquaria, MADAME X PRESENTS: MADAME XTRA Q&A features questions from very special guests Ariana Grande, Amy Schumer, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Drew Barrymore, David Letterman, FKA Twigs, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Lil Nas X, Naomi Campbell, Snoop Dogg, Sarah Paulson and more.

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Meeting Madonna at Selfridges in 2004 – check out the photo gallery

On November 11, 2004 Madonna made a very rare personal appearance at Selfridges in London to present her new children’s book “The Adventures of Abdi”. For the first time ever (in Europe) Madonna agreed to meet the first 250 customers in person and hand them a pre-signed copy of the book.

It was such a rare and unique opportunity to meet Mrs. Ritchie in person that many fans dropped everything and made their way to London as soon as they could.

Check out our photo gallery of the event HERE

G7FJ31 Pop star Madonna during a special appearance at Selfridges in Oxford Street, central London to sign copies of her fourth children’s book, The Adventures of Abdi.
Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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Madonna’s ‘Visual Autobiography’ to start shooting next year

Amy Pascal, who will be producing the upcoming film with Madonna, recently stated in an interview with ‘Lunch With Bruce’ that they are set to start shooting the film next year.

She also says that the film will focus on the beginning of her life in Detroit, her formative years of growing up and coming to New York and becoming MADONNA.

You can listen to the interview HERE

Photo Credit – Richard Corman

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Re-Invention World Tour in Arnhem photo gallery online

Travel back in time to September 2004 in Arnhem with these fantastic professional shots taken of the Re-Invention Tour by photographer William Rutten

These photographs have been included in our photo gallery with permission by William Rutten (catch him on Dutch TV with ‘Het Perfecte Plaatje’ / The Perfect Picture)

Besides the press photographs we have also included fan shots.

Check it out HERE

Photography by William Rutten (posted with permission)

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