Unbelievably, Madonna would rely on the kindness of total strangers and lovers to get what she needed to survive- and would meet Dan Gilroy. Soon Madonna would become a member of Dan's group, The Breakfast Club. The band would also perform under the name Emmy.
Madonna would become a part of the underground New York club scene- haunting such legendary nightclubs such as Max's Kansas City and CBGB's. She took on the form of a sponge, soaking up everything around her. The wheels were turning.
In 1979 Madonna filmed a small budget art film entitled "A Certain Sacrifice".
To make ends meet, Madonna also did a lot of modeling and posed nude for art classes.
Performing at Max's Kansas City in 1981.
Madonna with artist Jean Michael-Basquiat.
A 1982 polaroid of Madonna and Debi Mazar taken by Maripol.
1982 photo shoot by Laura Levine.
Photos by Richard Corman