Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on April 14, 2008
Are you the planet’s biggest Madonna fan? Do you want the world in the palm of your hands? Have you always wanted to play The Pop Star and The Photographer in the privacy of your own home? If you answered yes to any/all of the above and you have a spare $13,000+ lying around, you could be a contender for the globe adorning the front cover of Vanity Fair’s May 2008 Green Issue.
The Material Girl’s autographed orb is being auctioned off on eBay to the highest bidder, with 100% of the proceeds going to Raising Malawi. London-based designer Robbie Doig spent 10 days constructing the giant globe from plaster and marble with a recyclable polystyrene core. The four feet wide, 80 pound globe was suspended from the ceiling of Los Angeles’ Smashbox Studios for the cover shoot: Madge struck a pose while world renowned photographer Steven Meisel shot the singer from all angles. Afterwards, Madonna signed the globe and drew a heart around Africa, the motherland of her son, David Banda.
So, apart from the globe itself, what does the current bid of $13,100 buy you? Two tickets to “very special” Madonna performance in NYC, two nights’ accommodation at the Bowery Hotel; dinner at one of the NYC hottest restaurants “Gemma”, round trip airfare for you and a guest c/o Virgin America and the warm fuzzy feeling that only helping to end extreme poverty and hardship for Malawi’s one million orphans can bring.
If you can afford it, why not make a bid? I mean who doesn’t need a 80 pound globe in their house?
Check out the auction here.