The Holy Grail of Madonna magazines
Madonna‘s first ever appearance on a magazine cover was on the New York based publication “Island“. The photo was taken from a shoot by photographer Kurtis Knapp, who did a whole session with Madonna.
The final choice was narrowed down to two very very similar shots. The magazine had an extremely limited distribution area and since Madonna was unknown at the time, copies are almost impossible to locate these days.
It’s value can range from anywhere between $750 – $3000 depending on condition. For magazine collectors it literally is the holy grail…