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    For the 30th anniversary, an 800-page reprint of Madonna’s feminist photo book “SEX” (1992) will be published. In cooperation with Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director of the fashion label “Yves Saint Laurent”, the musician also curated an exhibition as part of the art fair “Art Basel”.

    The fair will take place in Miami from November 29th to December 4th. The magnificent copy of the book will also be exhibited there – it has not yet been announced when and whether the new edition will appear in stores.

    Madonna shared the news via social media

    Madonna on Instagram about the exhibition: “I want to put you in a trance. YSL [Yves Saint Laurent] presents the ‘SEX’ reissue…Miami, November 29th – December 4th.”

    The “SEX” controversy

    Featuring photographs by Stephen Meisel, Madonna first released “SEX” on October 21, 1992 as a sort of visual complement to her fifth studio album, Erotica. The LP contained sexually charged singles such as the title track, “Deeper and Deeper”, “Bad Girl” and “Fever” and eventually reached #2 on the Billboard 200.

    The book, meanwhile, caused quite a stir, topping the New York Times bestseller list for three weeks and, according to her 2002 biography, becoming the best-selling illustrated book of all time, despite the precarious subject at the time.

    Last month, Madonna reflected on the impact of “SEX” on feminism in an Instagram post, in which she wrote, among other things, “I’ve also written about my sexual fantasies and shared my perspective on sexuality in an ironic way. I spent the next few years being interviewed by narrow-minded people who tried to shame me for being self-empowered as a woman. I’ve been called a whore, a witch, a heretic, and the devil. Now Cardi B can sing over her “WAP.” Kim Kardashian can have her bare butt on the cover of any magazine and Miley Cyrus can look like a wrecking ball.”

    The fashion label “Yves Saint Laurent” also commented online on the effect of the illustrated book: “(…) When it was published in 1992, Madonna’s book became a worldwide sensation due to its erotic content and its revealing views on sexual self-portrayal. To celebrate the book’s lasting impact and the special anniversary, Madonna and Anthony Vaccarello have decided to revive the book’s contents for the first time as part of a temporary exhibition. (…)”

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