Madonna By David Blaine Photography Marcus Piggott, Mert Alas (interview + article link)

“God has given you one face,” Hamlet said, “and you make yourselves another.” But had the great Dane met Madonna before saying the above and, in effect, prophesying much of the modern condition, he might have added, “and another and another and another …”

The pop phenomenon born Madonna Louise Ciccone in Michigan in 1958 has, over the course of her career as a singer, songwriter, actress, filmmaker, and pure entertainer, become the living paradigm for the character-based, image-centric presentation of an artist. And her evolutionary mutability—the quicksilver ability to grow and change and live spectacular multiple lives in and beyond the public eye—has given each viewer and each listener their own favorite Madonna. From her early years in rough-and- tumble New York City of the 1980s to her Sex (book) goddess 1990s and the equestrian splendor of the early aughts in England, each chapter of her life is related as a kind of Dickensian parable of perseverance, of will, or of self-invention, as she weaves herself together out of blond ambition, yoga, or prayer.

To read the full article + interview + portfolio by Interview please click HERE

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Mario Testino Talks Princess Diana, Madonna And Finding Star Quality…

What has been your most memorable shoot to date?
It’s very difficult to say as they are all so unique and so memorable in their own way. If I think of some, I would have to say when I first photographed Madonna for Versace in the 1990s. That was a real moment for me because when the campaign came out they printed a page just saying “Versace presents Madonna by Testino”. It’s very rare people get recognized by just their last name, so that was very memorable – like the first time I was part of the group of photographers that are known by just their surname: Avedon, Newton, Penn… Photographing Princess Diana too, of course was very memorable and special. Any shoot with Kate Moss and Gisele is always memorable too.

Read more at https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/fashion/547886/mario-testino-on-photographing-princess-diana-madonna-and-rising-star-sam-claflin.html#wb8ZshdTSohi7RqT.99

Taken from interview with Martio Testino by Marie Claire

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Is Madonna Replacing Lady Gaga As The Face Of Versace?

We all know that Madonna is working on a new album, but she could also be getting ready to front the Spring/Summer 2015 collection for Versace too.

Although Madge herself hasn’t confirmed it, Italian newspaper Milano Finanza has reported that the 56-year-old has already shot a campaign for the fashion house with photographers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, who were behind the MDNA album artwork.

Click HERE for the full article by Popdust

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Madonna Supports APPS FOR RED Initiative

December 1st will be World AIDS Day. Red.org & Apple have launched the APPS FOR RED initiative to help in the fight against AIDS.

Through December 7, every time you purchase a participating app, 100% of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Go ahead and download your favorite Apps now!

To learn more about the initiative or to find more ways to join the fight, please visit red.org

Every generation is known for something. Let’s be the one to deliver an AIDS FREE GENERATION.

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‘Living for love’: Madonna counts her blessings as she returns to Malawi orphanage where she adopted Mercy James… and enjoys ride on swing

Madonna has returned to the orphanage in Malawi where she adopted Mercy James.
The 56-year-old singer shared some cute Instagram snaps on Thursday, showing Mercy and her other adopted child, David Banda, playing at Kondanani Children’s Home.
In one frame, Madonna is sitting on a swing while her daughter pushes her.

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The mother-of-four has opted not to spend Thanksgiving in America, but in the spirit of giving thanks, but reflected on what she was grateful via social media.
‘Getting pushed around by Mercy James at Kondanani Orphanage! #livingforlove,’ she wrote in a caption accompanying the snap of her on the swing.

Madonna wrote: ‘The World is upside down! Count your blessings! They are endless.’
Also on Thursday, Madonna visited the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi’s second largest city and commercial capital.
The Material Girl songstress mixed with medical staff and children while in town to launch a new project to construct a paediatric surgery and intensive care unit, which will enable the hospital to double the number of surgeries for children.

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Madonna arrived in the central African country on Wednesday, marking her first trip to Malawi since her furious row with the country’s former president 18 months ago.
The singer is believed to have flown in with the two children she adopted from the central African country and her biological son Rocco, 14, for surprise talks with the new leader.
Madonna, who funds orphanages in the country and is helping to build schools and hospitals, was unceremoniously sent packing in April last year after a dispute with ex-president Joyce Banda.

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Complete article here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2852023/Madonna-counts-blessings-returns-Malawian-orphanage-adopted-Mercy-James-enjoys-ride-swing.html

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