Saint Laurent Rive Droite – Sex By Madonna Exhibition – Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Saint Laurent Rive Droite - Sex By Madonna Exhibition - Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Saint Laurent confirms its presence at Art Basel Miami Beach with an exhibition planned and curated by Madonna and Anthony Vaccarello, to celebrate the re-edition by Rive Droite of Madonna’s groundbreaking book Sex published by Callaway.

Saint Laurent Rive Droite will present large-format images from the book during the contemporary art fair. The once-shocking now timeless photographs will be on view in a temporary beachfront box built especially for the occasion.

Upon its release in 1992, Madonna’s provocative book became a controversial sensation around the globe, due to its bold erotic content and liberated views of sexual self-expression.

Envisioned by one of the most decorated musicians of all time, Sex contained indelible imagery by Steven Meisel as well as written text by Madonna. 30 years later, Sex remains a seminal artifact of culture and style, having paved the way for countless artists.

To mark the book’s lasting impact and special anniversary, Madonna and Anthony Vaccarello decided to accompany its re-edition by making Sex come alive on the walls of an ephemeral gallery. Large-format prints from the book will be shown in Miami for the first time.

Saint Laurent Rive Droite - Sex By Madonna Exhibition - Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Saint Laurent’s re-issue is published by Callaway, New York in a bespoke run of 800 copies created exclusively for Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, of which a limited number will be signed by Madonna with proceeds benefiting the artist’s Raising Malawi charity via an auction in the upcoming months. T-shirts and tote bags will also be for sale at the exhibition.

The Saint Laurent beachfront gallery will be free to visit for anyone over age 18 from November 29 to December 4 (10 AM – 7 PM).

About Raising Malawi

Established in 2006 in response to the orphan crisis created by the AIDS epidemic, Raising Malawi has supported Malawi’s orphans and vulnerable children with critical resources including education, medical care, food, shelter, and psychosocial support.

Raising Malawi has run extensive programs in its sixteen years, including founding the arts program at Jacaranda School, constructing 14 primary schools and 1 secondary school in rural villages previously lacking physical school structures.

Raising Malawi built the Mercy James Centre for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, which has revolutionized children’s healthcare in Malawi via the creation of a free-standing state-of-the-art pediatric surgery & intensive care facility on the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital grounds.

Raising Malawi has proven over time its ability to grow and adjust to meet the needs of Malawi’s most vulnerable youth, and will continue to do so for decades to come.

About Art Basel

Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong, and Paris.

Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition.

Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms and new initiatives such as The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast, and The BMW Art Journey. Art Basel’s Global Media Partner is The Financial Times. For further information, please visit artbasel.com.

Saint Laurent Rive Droite - Sex By Madonna Exhibition - Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello. Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line created by Mr. Yves Saint Laurent.

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello.

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