Lucky Star - Madonna (Black and White) by JJ Adams
Title: Lucky Star
Artist: JJ Adams
Approx Image Size: 30" x 24"
Approx Framed Size: 41" x 35"
Edition Size: 75 + 10AP's
Medium: Signed Limited Edition on Paper
Madonna fans will have been sure to have gone wild to see JJ's first ever tribute to the original 'Material Girl' and pop sensation - and in our opinion this image completely embodies all of Madonna's charm, personality and success over her long standing career in the business. Most of this image speaks for itself, a young Madonna as the 80's icon that she was - but with that classic JJ Adams twist. JJ has combined a number of looks together to create the final portrait, the hairstyle from her music video for 'Holiday', the straps from her dress in 'Like a Virgin' - the layered bracelets she is wearing on the vinyl cover of 'Lucky Star' and in her right hand she is holding the sunglasses from her role in 'Desperately Seeking Susan'. The one item that actually does not belong to Madonna is the skull ring located on her middle finger, as this in fact belongs to JJ himself (but we are sure she would appreciate none the less) Of course, in classic JJ style - he has embellished her with some very distinctive tattoo's which include the renowned song title 'Material Girl' - a phrase that was later adopted as a nickname for Madonna by her fans. Beside this is the 'Om' sign - known as the most sacred symbol in the Hindu religion. Having converted from Christianity to Kabbalah while learning up on Hinduism and Yoga, there is a clear influence in Madonna's religion throughout her music and often influences the change in her look. The OM symbol also features in Madonna's 1998 music video for her song 'Frozen'
We also have the word 'Sex' tattooed on the back of her opposite hand - this could be because in the height of her career in the 80's Madonna was well known for being somewhat of a 'sex symbol', and also released a controversial coffee table book entitled 'Sex' in 1992. There was also the release of the song S.E.X which featured on her 13th album 'Rebel Heart'
The background of the image you will spot the classic 'News Headlines' that often make an appearance in JJ's icon portraits and also the addition of a rainbow in the bottom right hand corner - according to the LGBT magazine, The Advocate, Madonna is the greatest gay icon in pop culture!
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