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Rare Photos Of A Young Madonna Backstage At The Infamous Danceteria Club

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Rare Photos Of A Young Madonna Backstage At The Infamous Danceteria Club

As far as American photographers go, Eric Kroll is a good name to know. In addition to his many fetish pieces, Kroll is known for documenting some of America's most iconic, seedy hangouts.

In this session, Kroll corners a young Madonna backstage at Danceteria, a legendary club in Manhattan. It was 1984. She was young and freshly minted as a pop star, her first live performance having been only two years earlier in the same club.

In addition to being known as the "birthplace" of Madonna, Danceteria is famed as being open at the right place and time in NYC's downtown scene. It was an inclusive place, open to new ideas and people, bursting with creativity and energy from those on the verge of greatness.

This impromptu photoshoot gives us a peek into the nightly routines of Danceteria and shows us a young, sweet-faced Madonna. Kroll took these photos about two years after her tumultuous affair with Basquiat.

Via Artsy & Thump

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