Bid on a piece of Madonna memorabilia
Amy Judd | April 9, 2008 at 03:23 pmby
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I just checked the current bid though and it's over $5,000 already so you better have a big checking account!
Vanityfair.com, on behalf of Madonna’s designated charity, Raising Malawi, has arranged to auction off the autographed globe from the singer’s May 2008 Vanity Fair cover shoot. The package also includes two tickets to a very special Madonna performance in New York City at the end of April, and much more. One hundred percent of the sale’s proceeds will benefit the singer’s Raising Malawi organization.
The auction runs from April 8 until April 18, 2008.
A midcentury fashion-magazine cover inspired V.F. editor Graydon Carter to have Madonna pose with a globe, and the singer immediately embraced the idea. Michael Roberts, the magazine’s fashion and style director, then commissioned London-based set designer Robbie Doig to build the giant orb. Constructed of plaster and marble dust with a recyclable polystyrene core, it took 10 days to complete. With a four-foot diameter and weighing in at about 80 pounds, the globe was suspended from the ceiling of Los Angeles’s Smashbox Studios for the photo shoot, on February 21, 2008. Madonna maneuvered herself around the world’s circumference while photographer Steven Meisel captured the superstar from all angles. When the shoot came to an end, Madonna signed the globe—making a point to draw a heart over Africa.
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