Own a piece of Madonna’s pop star career
As if her concert tickets were not enough to be sold in the UAE, now the Madonna craze continues with an upcoming exhibition of more than 60 iconic pieces of Madonna’s career valued at over 9 million dirhams.
Happening at BurJuman from today until June 6th, any one can have the opportunity to own a piece of authentic Madonna memorabilia.
Excited much? Well, expect to find Madonna’s Marilyn Monroe-esque pink “Material Girl” gown, the infamous “Open Your Heart” black satin bustier, outfits from Madonna’s portrayal of Eva Perón in the multi- Oscar winning “Evita”, and the “Who’s That Girl” Tour gloves.
Also, the exhibit would perhaps prompt you to buy iconic jewellery pieces including the famous gold and emerald cross, concert tour costumes, film props, photographs, awards and a series of rarely seen items from the music legend’s personal life – including a signed AmEx card, the cancellation of a post-marital agreement with Sean Penn, a hand-written Valentine’s Day letter, school yearbook, film contracts and a daily planner that gives fans a fabulous peek into Madonna’s personal world. As a special treat for her fans, Madonna’s very own autographed Michigan University cap will also be up for grabs.
Although it is quite a wonder why a “sale” will be done over an “auction” – which we think was supposed to be the appropriate way of handling turnover of such an impressive collection of a legendary artist (which was said to have been carefully built and curated over the past six years by Marquee Capital, a memoribilia investment firm) – is happening, the exhibit alone is a must-see.
So, yes, we sure would come by the Simply Madonna Exhibition at BurJuman South Village Area, BurJuman Observatory Area (opposite Virgin). It’s open between 10 am – 10 pm. Visitors interested in purchasing one of the iconic pieces will have the opportunity to do so from 9am to 4pm daily, from May 27th to May 31st. (For more information on purchase procedures, Infocounter 3 close to the exhibition venue will be the point of contact. )
And while we thought tickets were sold out, still a great plus in checking the exhibit is that visitors will also get the chance to win Madonna Golden Circle concert tickets for her upcoming performances on June 3rd and 4th in Abu Dhabi.