11:02 pm - 08/29/2014

Make-up free Madonna shuffles through JFK airport// + a Look Into Madonna's Art Collection

After a long haul flight from Spain it's understandable that Madonna opted for comfort over style.
The 56-year-old singer made sure her pampered feet were snug and warm for her journey home on Wednesday in a pair of black fur-lined slippers.
Looking weary, the mother-of-four made her way through the terminal with her brood in tow after touching down at New York's JFK airport.

End of the vacay: Madonna shared a photo of her kids during breakfast in Ibiza on Tuesday

Summer is gone and so is my Princess! Where did the time go?
#mesenfants #life #livingforlove

Madonna is a well known art collector. Would you love to see a list of all the works of art she is known to have bought over the years? Known collection after the cut.

Le Coeur Voilé (1932)

Les Deux Bicyclettes (1944) First major work bought in 1987.

Andromeda (1929)

Nana de Herrera (1929)

My birth (1932)

Self portrait with Monkey (1940)

Roots (1943)

Buste de femme (Dora Maar) 4 (1938).

Picture by Helmut Newton

Another point of view of her Frida


This painting is by French Neoclassical painter Jérôme Martin Langlois (1779-1838). It's called "Diane et Endymion" (ca. 1822) and was originally commissioned for the Palace of Versailles. Below a bigger picture of the painting. It was bought by Madonna at Sotheby's on 24th of October 1989.


BOUGUEREAU 2x (titles)

Also this very special collage by Keith Haring in her kitchen from Vogue Magazine 1989

Art post? Who's your favorite painter ONtD?
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telurica 30th-Aug-2014 03:45 am (UTC)
I'm legit jealous @ her Kahlo, damm. Call me simple, but I just really love Klimt.
mammary_glands 30th-Aug-2014 03:55 am (UTC)
i love klimt, too, no apologies.
xadyx 30th-Aug-2014 03:48 am (UTC)
I'm a mid 2000's Madonna gay but I wish I was around when she was slaying in the 80's. She was so hungry and determined to make it to the top. Girl was unstoppable

VivianBagley 30th-Aug-2014 04:04 am (UTC)
As someone who was actually there, I can tell you that you didn't miss anything. Despite stan revisionist history, she wasn't actually considered to be important or an artist with intent in the 80s or even the early 90s. She was Miley Cyrus at the time.
xadyx 30th-Aug-2014 04:12 am (UTC)
Why did her first greatest hits at the end of the 80's the Immaculate Collection sell 30 million copies world wide? She must have been of some importance in the 80's to the world in order to sell that much no?

Edited at 2014-08-30 04:14 am (UTC)
peggybundy 30th-Aug-2014 04:17 am (UTC)
omg my mom sure tells me a different story but lol
bostongirl2003 30th-Aug-2014 04:18 am (UTC)
I think she was more like early Britney.
where_i_begin 30th-Aug-2014 05:08 am (UTC)
I was also there and yes, a huge fan, and I don't see it like this at all. I mean, I agree that at the beginning, she was just considered another pop tart and people thought she wasn't destined for a long career but as the decade progressed, she got bigger and bigger. 1989 saw Like a Prayer, then the early 90s was Blonde Ambition, Truth or Dare, and Erotica. She was taken seriously as an artist and was already a massive, hugely controversial icon was who pivotal in regards to images of women, sexuality and the power/art of the music video.

Edited at 2014-08-30 05:09 am (UTC)
adam_pally 30th-Aug-2014 05:30 am (UTC)
LOL that's a complete lie tho
suzycat 30th-Aug-2014 04:14 am (UTC)
I slightly disagree with Vivian Bagley, as a person who was also there. She was MUCH better than Miley. In my lifetime Madonna was the first female performer to be out there really pushing her sexuality in people's faces. It was a bit uncool to be all "HAY I SO SEXXY" in the early 80s to be honest (where I live anyway). But she did it and yet seemed to be a cool person, living in lofts and buying weird things to wear in second hand shops, like us. Her music was fairly average pop, nothing exciting there, but it got played in dance clubs a lot and she just seemed to be everywhere eventually. I wasn't a fan but I never hated Madonna. I liked the way she dressed and the way she was outspoken about doing things her own way and not moulding herself for the mainstream.

Desperately Seeking Susan is peak Madonna IMO. That right there is why people liked her. The charisma, the seeming lack of concern about what anyone thought, the street style, the straight-up dodginess combined with something a little bit adorable, the sex appeal on her own terms.

Of course before long we started realising that Madonna was a total machine of a human who redesigned her own body and just kept creating new looks and selves. If she had stayed like DDS Madonna she would be a cool footnote. Instead she is Eternal Bitch Goddess I Showed You All Huh, Have You Seen My Art Collection NYAAAAH.
geraldine_blank 30th-Aug-2014 04:22 am (UTC)
lol IA, Music was one of the first CDs I bought (CrazySexyCool got more playtime tho oop)
adam_pally 30th-Aug-2014 05:41 am (UTC)
Don't listen to these people. Even by True Blue Madonna was considered a huge megastar and saying her peak was at Desperately seeking Susan and ignoring Like A Prayer, Immaculate collection, Blonde Ambition Tour, Vogue, Truth or Dare? She was fucking everywhere between 1989-1993 like non stop. If you want a better example Madonna from 1983-1992 was like Lady Gaga from 2008-2010.

ONTD is horrible for it's revisionist history tbh

la_petite_singe 30th-Aug-2014 03:49 am (UTC)
Frida's definitely one of my all-time faves, along with J.M.W. Turner and John Singer Sargent. <3333333

Also, *a la The Soup* (SIGH) It's Madonna.
bitchwhisperer 30th-Aug-2014 03:49 am (UTC)
"What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation."

- Coco Fusco
khilow 30th-Aug-2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
Of course someone being racist for no reason. 
suzycat 30th-Aug-2014 04:06 am (UTC)
Interesting, thanks Coco. You are always such a useful person to read.

I guess the US mainstream wasn't too fond of leftist politics, and feminists were at that time mostly focused on the personal being political and yadda yadda look at Frida's awesomesauce life of genderplay, bisexuality and living how she wanted, and yet being entrapped nonetheless by her patriarchy-driven relationship with Fat Diego. Oh and also pain, metaphors, whooo!
miamaimi 30th-Aug-2014 04:12 am (UTC)
Frida would totally loathe how capitalism has commodified her and her work. Is infuriating

and she would totally hate Madonna too lbr
vonlisbon 30th-Aug-2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
America likes stripping any Communist/Socialist/Labor-oriented/generally Leftist shenanigans out of the lives of famous people. It's the reason we all learn about Helen Keller as a child and then she basically disappears from history books once she gets to be in her teens. Thanks, Cold War era :D
hilsongirl 30th-Aug-2014 03:54 am (UTC)
Imagine growing up in that house surrounded by Dalí, Khalo, Tamara de Lempica and Picasso.
xadyx 30th-Aug-2014 03:57 am (UTC)
Imagine growing up in that house surrounded by Dalí, Khalo, Tamara de Lempica and Picasso.
You or ur kids would be fluent in French or any Romance language
suzycat 30th-Aug-2014 05:14 am (UTC)
OMG I love how Rocco is so completely violent and crazy in that second video of "funny moments".
cucubano 30th-Aug-2014 04:13 am (UTC)
Guernica is amazing. I wrote a report on that one and it has stuck with me ever since.
joyriders 30th-Aug-2014 03:56 am (UTC)
i like francisco goya. i have a "el sueño de la razón produce monstruos" tattoo.
i also like andy warhol.

for photographers i like loretta lux, gregory crewdson, warhol (again) and cindy sherman.

for multimedia artists i like elsa von freytag-loringhoven and matthew barney.

Edited at 2014-08-30 03:57 am (UTC)
cucubano 30th-Aug-2014 04:11 am (UTC)
Ooh, do you have a picture of your tattoo?
dangerbuffalo 30th-Aug-2014 04:48 am (UTC)
that is my favorite piece of his! my desktop background tbh. I'd love to see your tattoo
thgreatrakshana 31st-Aug-2014 02:53 am (UTC)
I add to see your tattoo. It's a beautiful quote.
mammary_glands 30th-Aug-2014 03:56 am (UTC)
i want to be her friend just so i can mooch off of her art and treat her house like my personal museum
biglittlebitch 30th-Aug-2014 03:56 am (UTC)
I wonder what Madonna is like in private?
suzycat 30th-Aug-2014 04:03 am (UTC)
I get the impression she's a heinous bitch, and probably a huuuuuge attention seeker. But I like to think that if she actually really likes and is comfortable with you, she'd be OK. I also believe that Madonna hand-washes her own dishes (hence the dishpan hands) and would like to imagine that instead of being all hot sexy kinky Madonna, she's really into snuggling up in her jammies and slippers and watching movies in bed with cold cream on her face.
xadyx 30th-Aug-2014 04:05 am (UTC)
She's a Leo. So this is a perfect description
xadyx 30th-Aug-2014 04:07 am (UTC)
qween_frostine 30th-Aug-2014 03:57 am (UTC)
If I had endless funds, all I would do is buy art. I don't have a favorite painter, but at the moment I'm really loving Pontormo and Leonora Carrington.
izmsanma 30th-Aug-2014 05:22 am (UTC)
Wait, does such thing exist? Could you link me something about these?
When I was a kid I really really wanted those huge colored pencils boxes, but my mom said they were actually work tools and expensive and that I should grow up save up and buy me one of these because they were great, aren't they?
Turns out I never owned one of these because all I do is digital painting nowadays, lol.
suzycat 30th-Aug-2014 04:01 am (UTC)
She might well be barely recognisable as the Madonna of old but if she really isn't wearing anything on her face, I'd be pretty happy to have skin so even and flawless at her, or indeed my, age.
eternityras 30th-Aug-2014 04:06 am (UTC)
my fav painter is myself :)
radiosity_blaze 30th-Aug-2014 08:34 am (UTC)
werq! :) Show some stuff :)
cucubano 30th-Aug-2014 04:10 am (UTC)
I'm jealous of that art collection. I'm partial to rococo, surrealism, and impressionism painters. 'La Persistencia de la Memoria' is my favorite painting of all time tho.
dull_and_wicked 30th-Aug-2014 04:13 am (UTC)
Diego Velazquez is one of my favorites. I think it's mostly because I had a huge art project in my high school Spanish class on him that made me really dig into a lot of the work that he did. Besides that I'm totally vanilla and love van Gogh and pop art stuff in general
loveumbrella 30th-Aug-2014 12:33 pm (UTC)
I like Velazquez, I think his portraits have ~character which can't be said of many painters of that era, especially portrait artists.
beijing_saigon 30th-Aug-2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
Velazquez is amazing, his work kind of freaks me out
bert_macklin 30th-Aug-2014 04:26 am (UTC)
what a qt painting!
xadyx 30th-Aug-2014 04:31 am (UTC)
bert_macklin 30th-Aug-2014 04:34 am (UTC)
do you, Frida sis.
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