Madonna must let me rummage round in her closet as a result of I have been running a blog about her items via artist Keith Haring — separately — for 10 years. I wish to take a whole stock, as a result of that is getting ridiculous. In 2010, I reminisced about the covetable Keith Haring skirt Madonna wore in her “Borderline” video. In 2013, I moved directly to her Keith Haring denim jacket. And now that painted leather-based jackets are on my intellect …

My private jacket. No longer painted via Keith Haring however via Andrew Lyko. Click on for more info.

… two leather-based jackets painted via Haring for Madonna drew my eye once they seemed in tributes to Haring this Would possibly four, which might had been his 62nd birthday. There was once a black leather-based jacket, which you’ll see in Keith Haring: The Approved Biography via John Gruen and on Instagram. And there was once the DayGlo red jacket and skirt that Madonna wore to accomplish at Haring’s huge 26th birthday celebration at Paradise Storage in 1984.


Listed here are a few back-up hyperlinks for the red outfit, in case the web page related above disappears. I swear, you’ll’t rely on any symbol or video lasting on teh Interwebs and I am so unwell of discovering my previous weblog posts filled with lifeless hyperlinks and mistake messages the place pictures and movies was once.

In a 2009 Rolling Stone interview, Madonna mentioned, “I … have a leather-based jacket that Keith Haring painted on that I might by no means surrender.” I wonder whether that is the red one or the black one, or if she actually intended each. Ugh. 5 years from now, I’m going to almost certainly spot a photograph of a shoe or a keychain that Haring painted for her and must do but some other submit. By means of the best way, in Haring’s bio, he mentioned the birthday crowd’s reception of Madonna acting “Like a Virgin” and “Get dressed You Up” wasn’t “precisely ecstatic” as a result of her career-making debut album hadn’t pop out but: “Six months later, they’d pay attention the ones songs six instances an afternoon at the radio!”

In current-day leather-based jacket information, this is singer Kehlani promoting her new album at the again of her black jacket in an embeddable Instagram submit that can without a doubt be deleted simply to spite me and my deficient weblog.


Kehlani’s jacket has me questioning if I have been surrounded via painted leather-based jackets all my lifestyles and I am best noticing now that I have joined the membership. And talking of golf equipment, do not pass over this oral historical past of New York Town’s famed Paradise Storage. I related to it above nevertheless it merits its personal shout-out. Here is some other piece on Paradise. Previous-school New York: A large number of issues have been shitty, however we had a mind-blowing creative, inventive scene. I pass over that, particularly now. True, we’ve considerably much less crime than within the 1970s and 1980s, however issues are nonetheless shitty for numerous other people; creatives cannot come up with the money for to are living right here; and firms and “buyers” personal the whole thing.