Saturday, 17 January 2009

Naked Madonna photo for auction.

The 30-year old nude photo of Madonna that earned her a meagre $25 modelling fee is expected to sell for over $10,000 when it goes to auction next month.

The picture of the 50-year-old hitmaker, is one of six shots taken by photographer Lee Friedlander that were sold to Playboy magazine, whose editors published the snap in 1985.

Madonna posed for the full frontal at the age of 20 after responding to Friedlander's newspaper ad seeking a nude model in 1979 during her time as a struggling dancer in New York.

Christie's auction house will put the set, including one semi-clothed photo captured by Helmut Newton, on the auction block on February 12.

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