Saint Laurent Rive Droite To Launch Sex By Madonna Exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

During Art Basel Miami Beach, Saint Laurent will have an exhibition curated by Madonna and Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director at Saint Laurent. The Sex By Madonna Exhibition will celebrate the re-edition by Rive Droite of Madonna’s groundbreaking book Sex published by Callaway.

During the contemporary art fair, Saint Laurent Rive Droite will present large-format images from the book. The once-shocking now timeless photographs will be on view in a temporary beachfront box built especially for the occasion.

To mark the book’s lasting impact and special anniversary, Madonna and Anthony Vaccarello decided to accompany its re-edition by making Sex come alive on the walls of an ephemeral gallery. Large-format prints from the book will be shown in Miami for the first time.

Saint Laurent’s re-issue is published by Callaway, New York in a bespoke run of 800 copies created exclusively for Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, of which a limited number will be signed by Madonna with proceeds benefiting the artist’s Raising Malawi charity via an auction in the upcoming months. T-shirts and tote bags will also be for sale at the exhibition.

Upon its release in 1992, Madonna’s provocative book became a controversial sensation around the globe, due to its bold erotic content and liberated views of sexual self-expression. Envisioned by one of the most decorated musicians of all time, Sex contained indelible imagery by Steven Meisel as well as written text by Madonna. 30 years later, Sex remains a seminal artifact of culture and style, having paved the way for countless artists.

The Saint Laurent beachfront gallery will be free to visit for anyone over age 18 from November 29 to December 4 (10 AM – 7 PM). To learn more please visit

About Art Basel

Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong, and Paris. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition.

Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms and new initiatives such as The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast, and The BMW Art Journey. Art Basel’s Global Media Partner is The Financial Times. For further information, please visit

About Saint Laurent Rive Droite

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello. Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line created by Mr. Yves Saint Laurent. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello.

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