Dec 08, 2014
Back in 1983 a young dancer named Madonna released her debut album and was beginning to turbocharge her way to pop music domination (and, apparently, doing naughty things in men’s restrooms), legendary photographers Roger Corman and George DuBose captured the singer rocking her soon-to-be-signature look on rooftops and empty lots throughout downtown New York.
The never-before-seen photographs are headed to a new roving exhibit, Madonna: A Transformational Exhibition, at W New York hotel in Times Square (additional photos will be on view at W Hotels in Union Square, Downtown NYC, Lexington Avenue and Hoboken), curated by Rock Paper Photo, an online gallery started by Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary.
The exhibit opens next Thursday, April 11th, with a reception that includes street artist Alec Monopoly tagging two of Corman’s photos outside the hotel. Check out some of the images on display below as well as shots of Monopoly tagging photos at the exhibit’s previous stops at W Paris and W Bangkok.
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