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Stay Cool, Madonna
8.5"x5.5", 160 Pages, Full Color
Limited edition companion book to the gallery show, 'Stay Cool, Madonna' that debuted at Lawrence & Clark on Valentines Day.
From The Visualist website: Fandom is one of our collective shames, and for that reason its activities are largely tucked away, hidden from view in dark corners of the internet and behind teenagers’ bedroom doors. While there are countless publications for fans, the creations of fans are rarely presented as legitimate work. On display is a rare and otherwise unmatched collection of fan art pertaining to one enduring megastar, assembled at the height of her celebrity from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. To have access to such an archive, one must either be a megastar or represent such a megastar. Almost no one falls into these categories; these works are more closely guarded than FBI files or Pentagon papers. Accumulated by Madonna’s management company and intended for disposal, an enterprising, anonymous employee rescued this bounty (leaving behind dozens of bags full of similar materials to be incinerated.) They remained in storage for over twenty years before emerging again.