Maddonas Nude Photo sold for $37,500

February 14th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

An unnamed European buyer bought the 1979 photograph on Thursday which was a nude photograph of a 20-year-old Madonna that appeared in Playboy which had been sold at the auction worth $37,500.

Christie’s believes that Lee Friedlander’s full-frontal black and white image of Madonna, born Louise Ciccone, is a record auction price for a photograph of her.. A Herb Ritts photo of Madonna’s True Blue album cover sold for over $15,000 in 2006.

Madonna may have earned as little as $25 for the 1979 modeling session in those day but now a picture values a lot.

Christie’s said, Madonna was a 20-year-old dancer trying to make ends meet when she answered Friedlander’s newspaper ad seeking a nude model. The photograph appeared in Playboy in 1985.

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