Madonna Is Almost Unrecognizable on Interview Cover

Photo: Courtesy of Interview

Madonna's latest reinvention is as an almost unrecognizable version of herself on the cover of Interview's art issue, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with a daisy in her mouth and some sort of identity-obscuring gladiator mask (where do stylists find these things?). For the cover story, David Blaine interviewed her, using a "pick-a-card" interview technique that is, we suppose, appropriate for a magician. When Blaine mentions the stunt where he stayed in a glass box for 44 days, Madonna says she wouldn't mind doing that herself.

I think I would really enjoy it, stillness and quiet, because I feel like people are always talking to me, at me, asking things, questioning me, wanting information, work, music, loud noises, children — it's endless. So the idea of a whole day of silence sounds very seductive to me.

She also talks about her favorite artists (Banksy and JR), her obsession with death, and why she's over doing drugs. The issue comes out on stands December 9.