Christie’s : Madonna x Meisel – The Intercourse Photographs

Yoshiko Yap

30 decades back appeared: Sexual intercourse, Steven Meisel‘s erotic reserve on Madonna.
It was madness. In France, no identified or critical publishing house preferred to publish the guide and it was a youthful publisher, Michel Birnbaum who dared and made a fortune.

As element of this function, Christie’s is presenting the Madonna x Meisel – The Sexual intercourse Pictures sale subsequent October 6th in New York. This sale consists of a collection of additional than 40 single-print images, all taken from the well known reserve.

Given that its publication in 1992, the reserve has been a resounding globally good results. Private expression of a liberated sexuality, its erotic articles arouses controversy. Imagined by a person of the most disruptive pop icons of all time, Intercourse delivers collectively cult photos by Steven Meisel and texts by Madonna, in which seems, Dita, her change ego designed for the album Erotica. This publication continue to retains the absolute record for sales in the “coffee-desk books” category. In this field, no do the job had at any time been offered so swiftly.

In 2022, Madonna and Anthony Vaccarello, Inventive Director of Maison Saint Laurent, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the publication with a to start with reissue restricted to 800 copies, accompanied by a distinctive exhibition structured on the event of Artwork Basel in Miami Beach.

Darius Himes, Vice President and Worldwide Director of Christie’s Pictures Section: “In the early 1990s, the guide received very well-deserved hype. Steven Meisel realized how to immortalize Madonna’s sexual intercourse charm and transpose it into his pictures. He managed, like no other, to capture the sensuality and sexual freedom of the queen of pop. 30 a long time following the launch of the extremely controversial Sexual intercourse, these portraits, developed exclusively in collaboration with Steven Meisel, remain iconic from just about every level of look at. Playful, subversive and precursory, they summarize a time period in the background of late 20th century artwork, illustrating the course of action of mythification of celebrities and the cult of the picture. These photos are merely remarkable.”

Auction proceeds will be donated to Increasing Malawi, a charity supporting orphans and susceptible kids in the nation with crucial sources.

From June 27 to July 6, Christie’s Paris presents all-around forty images!
Christie’s Paris
9 Avenue Matignon
75008 Paris, France

Exhibition in New York :
30 September 30 – October 6, 2023
Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

Madonna x Meisel – The Sex Pictures
6 October 02:00 PM EDT | Live AUCTION 22700
Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

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