Madonna Wants to Take You to Art Basel

Calling all art world virgins.

Madonna. Courtesy of Omaze.
Madonna. Courtesy of Omaze.

The Material Girl is coming for Art Basel this December, and she’s looking for two “art world virgins” to take with her.

In a Twitter announcement published on August 16 (amid the digital love-fest that was her 58th birthday), Madonna shared a link to her latest fundraising campaign for Raising Malawi, the nonprofit she co-founded in 2006.

The lucky winner will be invited with their plus one to an all-expenses-paid vacation to the annual art fair in Miami Beach. You can enter the competition by donating as little as $10, or for more generous fans, $5,000.

Naturally, the news sent her faithful church atwitter:

Other perks listed on the campaign page include attending an art auction with the pop star and going home to a four-star hotel, courtesy of Madge. But as the Miami New Times, which first had the story, notes, important details surrounding the auction (and her involvement with the event) have been left unaddressed. Is she performing at the art fair, or is she having a surprise art show of her own, or both? We have questions.

artnet News reached out to Raising Malawi and Live Nation Entertainment, but did not receive immediate responses.

It’s worth noting that Madonna isn’t the first celebrity pop star to make a splash about hitting the art fair’s circuit. With the help of Jeffrey DeitchMiley Cyrus headlined an event back in 2014. Last year, Solange Knowles performed at the Nautilus hotel along the beach, while Wyclef Jean rocked the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Only time will tell if Madonna plans on taking the stage this time around.


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