Madonna celebrates 30 years of 'Sex' with a reissue


The book was released as a companion edition to Madonna's 'Erotica' album.

When Madonna first released the book 'Sex' in 1992 it caused a global uproar as it was considered scandalous.

Now, it is set to celebrate 30 years since its release with a new 800-page reprint to be presented next week at Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the world's leading art fairs and one of the most important events in the global art calendar.

When "Sex" first came out, it was sealed in a Mylar bag so it couldn't be flipped through in the bookstore.

And that's because the book was full of Steven Meisel's photos showing Madonna and celebrities like Naomi Campbell, actress Isabella Rossellini, and rappers Vanilla Ice and Big Daddy Kane completely naked and miming various sexual acts.

Madonna also wrote the book's spicy text, signing as Mistress Dita.

Despite the backlash it caused, the book sold more than 150,000 copies on its first day of release in the US and went on to sell more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

The book has been out of print for years, but now Yves Saint Laurent's lifestyle brand Rive Droite is teaming up with Callaway New York to release just 800 copies of 'Sex'.

A limited number of these copies will be signed by Madonna and auctioned off, with proceeds going to the singer's charity Raising Malawi.

Additionally, during Art Basel Miami, YSL's Rive Droite will set up a beachside gallery featuring large-scale photographs from the book, photographs described as "once shocking, now timeless." You must be over 18 to visit the exhibition, but entry is free.

Madonna's book-themed t-shirts and bags will also be available at the exhibition shop.

“I would like to put you in a trance state. YSL Presents 'SEX-Re-Release'… Miami November 29-December 4,” Madonna wrote on Instagram, posting a photo of herself with red hair, looking in a mirror and wearing a skin-colored corset and a tan fur coat.

Madonna originally released 'Sex' on 21 October 1992 as a follow-up to her fifth album 'Erotica', which featured sexually charged singles such as the title track, 'Deeper and Deeper', 'Bad Girl' and ' Fever'.

"Sex" spent three weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list and became, according to Madonna's 2002 biography by Andrew Morton, the best-selling book of all time.