Madonna’s art collection and more on sale at starry benefit
As well as artworks and intimate photo, auction items include a week in Leonardo DiCaprios Palm Springs villa and a poker game with Edward Norton and Jonah Hill
Intimate photographs of Madonnas wedding to her first spouse Sean Penn are among the plenties up for auction at the pop vocalists star-studded benefit show in Miami on Friday night.
The three photographs taken by Herb Ritts in Malibu in 1985 will be sold, along with publishes from Madonnas infamous 1992 book Sexuality and artwork by Tracey Emin from the hotshots private collect, to raise funds for her Raising Malawi organisation.
Comedian James Corden will be master of ceremonies at the event, billed as an evening of music, art and mischief, in which Madonna will resuscitate her bawdy cabaret reveal, Tears of a Clown, first performed in Australia earlier this year. The vocalist shared a photo of herself dressed in a pink clown suit on Instagram earlier this week to tease her performance at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach.
Other plenties up for auction include a private game of poker with actors Edward Norton and Jonah Hill, a week in Leonardo DiCaprios Palm Springs home, a private dinner performance by the magician David Blaine, and artworks by Ai Weiwei, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Julian Schnabel, Marilyn Minter and Damien Hirst.
But the chance to mingle with celebrity guests, including Sean Penn, comedian Chris Rock and singer Ariana Grande, goes at a high price, with tickets starting at $5,000 for seating at the event and rising to $150,000 for a philanthropist package that includes a premium table for 10, access for four people to a VIP cocktail reception and a photograph with Madonna.
Lapo Elkann, the 39 -year-old grandson of Giovanni Agnelli, the late billionaire industrial magnate who was chief executive and controlling owner of Fiat, has donated a customised Fiat 500 described in the auction catalogue as a car inspired by Madonna that invokes the Miami of over-the-top style, baroque publishes, glitz and glamor.
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