While ‘Island’ magazine (October 1983) is notorious for being Madonna’s first ever magazine cover, Madonna actually appeared on the cover of a magazine before. Though not a full feature cover, one of her press images appears on the November 27 1982 edition of Dance Music Report. Madonna’s debut single ‘Everybody’ was featured the Breakouts featurette…Details
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…Details
This is one of the earliest articles on Madonna that appeared in the Dutch media. This article is from Hitkrant (April 7 1984) and has been added to ‘The First Album’ page HERE Translation: ‘I want to be a star’ says MADONNA. The singer is willing to give it her all. Because Madonna not only…Details
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…Details
A short music video barely two minutes in length is gaining traction among netizens as it skewers China’s alleged attempts at acquiring the Grande and Chiquita Islands in Zambales and Fuga Island in Aparri. The video shows the islands set to the music of Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita” with a woman singing Filipino lyrics that…Details
Japanese artist and photographer Kenji Wakasugi’s new art book Adore reveals an intimate glimpse of Madonna during her early years of fame. KENJI WAKASUGI In January 1985, Madonna went to Japan for the first time to promote her infamous Like a Virgin album. At just 27-years old, she was already well on her way to becoming…Details
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…Details
Photo by Kenji Wakasugi. In 1985, Madonna made her first-ever trip to Japan. She’d just released Like a Virgin, the follow-up album to her self-titled debut, with Nile Rodgers as a co-producer, and traveled to Tokyo to promote the record. For most fans of Madonna, this is likely the pop icon’s most identifiable era, especially visually speaking: teased…Details
Taken from Adore Madonna by Kenji Wakasugi (2020), published by NJG StudioPhotography Kenji Wakasugi These provocative portraits capture Madonna on her ascent to superstardom Photographer Kenji Wakasugi shares exclusive images of the young singer from his new book, Adore Madonna Adore Madonna, Kenji Wakasugi (1985)22 Every significant artist has at least one defining work that consecrates their…Details
The limited edition of 100 with print sold out quickly yesterday.
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