Madonna Raising Malawi
During Art Basel Miami in 2016 Madonna hosted an “evening of art, music, and mischief” to benefit her Raising Malawi Foundation. It was a star-studded affair that raised over $7.5 million to support Malawi’s vulnerable children. With the funds, the foundation was able to complete construction on a new pediatric hospital.
The evening featured a curated live auction of fine art from internationally renowned artists such as Damien Hirst, Julien Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Marylin Minter, Tracey Emin, and Ai Wei Wei as well as one-of-a-kind experiences and collectables. The night also featured a performance by pop-sensation Ariana Grande and ended with a special “Tears of a Clown” concert by Madonna herself.
Attendees included: Chris Rock, Sean Penn, Tracey Emin, Rosario Dawson, Paris Hilton, Courtney Love, Dave Chappelle, P Diddy, Jeremy Scott, and Alex Rodriguez among others.