Category: 1980s


Keith Haring and Andy Warhol at the opening night of the Palladium nightclub in New York City, May 1985.

The cast of “Charlie & Co.” photographed by Mario Casilli, 1985.

Bobby Womack photographed by Ebet Roberts in New York City on December 9, 1985.


Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry and Keith Richards at Chuck Berry’s Los Angeles home during the filming of Taylor Hackford’s documentary “Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll” in 1986.


Newlyweds Madonna and Sean Penn photographed by Herb Ritts, September 1985.


Couples on the Cover of Rolling Stone

John Lennon & Yoko Ono (November 23, 1968)

Ike & Tina Turner (October 14, 1971)

Paul & Linda McCartney (January 31, 1974)

Rod Stewart & Britt Ekland (November 6,1975)

Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson (February 23, 1978)

Prince & Vanity (April 28, 1983)

Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee (May 10, 2001)

Cardi B & Offset (July 2018)


Madonna and Jean-Michel Basquiat photographed by Glenn O’Brien, 1982.

Self portraits by Tseng Kwong Chi (1950


World Trade Center, New York, 1979


Anaheim, 1979  

Hollywood Sign,

Los Angeles, 1979

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 1979

Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.  1981

Place du Trocadero, Paris, 1983 

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 1983

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 1987

Leaning Tower of Pisa, 1989

In Love In the 80s

– Couples In Vanity Fair

Keith Richards and Patti Hansen by Annie Leibovitz for the April 1984 issue.

Louis Malle and Candice Bergen by Annie Leibovitz for the May 1985 issue.

Sylvester Stallone and Bridget Nielsen by Herb Ritts for the November 1985 issue.

Madonna and Sean Penn by Herb Ritts for the March 1986 issue.

Calvin and Kelly Klein by Herb Ritts for the May 1987 issue.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore by Annie Leibovitz for the May 1988 issue.

Mike Tyson and Robin Givens by Annie Leibovitz for the November 1988 issue.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell by Herb Ritts for the September 1989 issue.


Jean-Michel Basquiat and Madonna photographed by Stephen Torton, 1982.

Madonna and Basquiat dated for a while, but his heroin addiction ended up pulling them apart. “He was an amazing man and deeply talented. I loved him,” she said. “When I broke up with him, he made me give all [his paintings] back to him. And then he painted over them black.” She regrets giving the art back, but felt pressured to do so since it was something he had created. (The Howard Stern Show, March 2015)

Madonna: “Basquiat was my boyfriend for a while, and I remember getting up in the middle of the night and he wouldn’t be in bed lying next to me; he’d be standing, painting, at four in the morning, this close to the canvas, in a trance. I was blown away by that, that he worked when he felt moved. And they gave jobs to everyone. Keith would meet kids on the street and ask them to come stretch his canvases for him. Basquiat had every B-boy and every graffiti artist in his loft. He was constantly giving everything away. I think they felt guilty that they became successful and were surrounded by people who were penniless, so they shared what they had. They were incredibly generous people, and that rubbed off on me. You stay inspired that way. I could never work in a recording studio where you have this lovely view and a beach and the waves are crashing. For me, it’s all about being in a tiny room with little windows. It’s almost like you have to be in a prison. And you can create beauty when you’re in that sort of deprived environment, which is a re-creation of your formative years.”

“I remember having conversations with Keith [Haring] and with Basquiat about the importance of your art being accessible to people,“ she recalled. “That was their big thing—it should be available to everyone. It was so important for Keith to be able to draw on subways and walls. And Basquiat used to say to me, ‘You’re so lucky that you make music, because music comes out of radios everywhere.’ He thought that what I did was more pop, more connected to pop culture than what he did. Little did he know that his art would become pop culture. But it’s not like we really had discussions about the meaning of art. I remember hearing them talk about those things.”

(Interview Magazine, December 2014)