Madonna, Guy Ritchie’s nude painting up for auctionMay 28th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) An oil painting depicting pop star Madonna nude with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie will be put up for an auction this week.
Titled “Madonna and Guy”, the painting by Scottish artist Peter Howson created a flutter when it was released in 2005 and is now expected to fetch up to 22,000 pounds, reported telegraph.co.uk.
It is being sold by a private collector. Brian Clements from the auctioneers said: “There is no doubt that the recent split of Madonna and Guy has generated increased interest in the painting.
“The painting created a huge amount of controversy when it was unveiled a few years ago and I think it’s safe to say it is one of a kind,” he said.
The pop star and the British director separated last year after a seven-year marriage.
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