“Madonna is God”: Dispatches from Saint Laurent’s SEX Party

Let’s talk about SEX, baby. To mark the 30 year anniversary of the release of Madonna’s revolutionary art book, conceived by the legend herself and shot by the quintessential fashion photographer Stephen Meisel, Saint Laurent is reissuing SEX in all its subversive glory. Saint Laurent celebrated the book’s countercultural legacy with a hedonistic Art Basel bash, bringing together the likes…

SEX BY MADONNA T-SHIRT IN COTTON

KIT FEATURING A T-SHIRT PRINTED WITH MADONNA’S BOOK TITLE SEX RE-EDITED AS PART OF ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH TO COMMEMORATE THE BOOK’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY. IT ALSO COMES WITH A TOTEBAG AND A POSTER FROM THE EXHIBITION. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE SEX BY MADONNA EXHIBITION ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2022

Madonna, like a sexagenarian

People say I’m controversial,” Madonna, who turned 60 on August 16, told an audience of music-industry peers in 2016. “But I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around.” Sexism was the demon that haunted Madonna’s early career, but for two decades—maybe longer—it’s had an equally unwelcome sibling: ageism. Madonna…

Madonna’s ‘Erotica,’ ‘Sex’: Why Musical Masterpiece, Defiant Book Still Matter

Photograph by Griffin Lotz, (spread Steven Meisel) In 1990, Madonna was as astronomically popular as a boundary-bulldozing, unapologetically bacchanalian performance artist could get. Drawing from Harlem drag balls, “Vogue” went Number One nearly worldwide. The tour showcasing it, Blond Ambition, mixed spectacle with social commentary so sharply that it reinvented the pop concert and yielded the smash…