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PostSubject: Nude Madonna Photo on auction at Christies   Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:20 am

Click here for the photo (make sure no kids are around first, its pretty intimate)

A nude photograph of pop star Madonna taken in 1979 could fetch up to $15,000 when it is sold next month, auction house Christie's has said.

The explicit black and white picture was taken when Madonna was a dancer struggling to make ends meet.

She replied to a newspaper advert by celebrated American photographer Lee Friedlander, who shot her for a series of nudes he was working on.

Christie's has valued the picture at $10-15,000 (7-10,000).

Matthieu Humery, head of Christie's photography department, said the picture was "probably the most explicit" shot Friedlander took of the future pop icon.

She was a good professional model
Lee Friedlander, photographer
"For Friedlander it is a very typical way of taking pictures of a woman," he added. "He likes very natural women. There's not a hint of glamourising.

"That's what makes it powerful."

Friedlander has said of the photo session that Madonna "seemed very confident, a street-wise girl.

"She told me she was putting a band together but half the kids that age are doing that. She was a good, professional model."

The photograph, and five others taken at the same session, were later sold to Playboy for a much higher sum than the $25 (17) Madonna was paid for her modelling.

MTCW: If I had the money, I would buy it and destroy it. Probably piss off millions of fans, but hey. I hope she gets it back!
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PostSubject: Re: Nude Madonna Photo on auction at Christies   Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:38 am

Its a solid sign of her longevity and power that a nude photo of her for sale at auction is worldwide headline-grabbing news. Bravo to her career!
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