Madonna Exhibit in Ireland now till sept 15

The exhibition includes the famous Marilyn Monroe inspired dress, fur stole and jewellery worn in Madonna's "Material Girl" video (dress & stole estimate: $20,000-40,000) and six of Madonna's period clothing pieces from Evita (Various estimates: $800-6,000). In addition, costumes from A League of Their Own (Estimate: $3,000-5,000), her "Music" music video (Estimates ranging from $2,000-$6,000), and the video for "American Pie" ($1,000-5,000) will also be on display at the Museum of Style Icons, which is housed at the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre and is free to the public.

Madonna has never been shy about her sexual side. As part of the exhibition there is a famous photograph of Madonna on the runway with John Paul Gaultier and the beret worn in the image is also on display at Newbridge Silverware.

Madonna is known for her constant reinvention as a performer. Never to shy away from controversy or taking risks, her biggest hits include "Papa Don't Preach," "Like a Prayer," "Material Girl" and "Vogue" among others. Her rise to stardom, versatility as a film and music star and her personal life stories remain legendary. She has been listed as one of the wealthiest female musicians of our time having sold over an unprecedented 300 million records. Her extensive list of awards, include GRAMMY Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Video Awards, Billboard Awards, VH-1 Fashion Awards, a Hollywood Walk of Fame and so many more. Some of these awards are also on display as part of the exhibition including a 1991 American Music Award (Estimate: $4,000-6,000), an MTV award (Estimate: $4,000-6,000), and a MTV European Music Award (Estimate: $4,000-6,000).

Madonna's fans and detractors have been as interested in Madonna's personal life as they have in her professional career. This collection will indeed offer an intimate glimpse into Madonna's private world. Most revealing is a day planner/diary from 1988. The diary includes Madonna's handwritten notes on nearly every page with appointments: appearing on Late Night With David Letterman, dates with then- husband Sean Penn as well as birthday reminders and holiday plans (Estimate: $2,000-4,000). Among the other items are a signed document relating to her separation from Sean Penn (Estimate: $1,000-2,000), and the 1972 Junior High School yearbook she was photographed in as a teenager (Estimate: $800-1,200).

Monday, 18th August until Monday, 15th September 2014
Mon-Sat – 9am – 6pm
Sundays and bank holidays – 11am-6pm
Free entry and free parking


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