A nude picture of the pop star has been auctioned off for more than thirty grand.
Wired PR News.com – A nude photo of Madonna has fetched a hefty sum at a recent auction. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the picture of the pop singer went for $37,500 on Thursday, which was deemed a record sale for a picture auctioned of the megastar.
As mentioned in the AP report, Madonna possibly earned only $25 for the photo shoot in 1979. Some anticipated the picture would sell for as much as $15,000, before the actual selling price exceeded expectations. The photo, published in Playboy in 1985, was one of six seen in the magazine that year. The remaining five had been sold approximately five years prior for $7,170 together.
Other items reportedly sold at auction Thursday of the star included another photograph, taken by Helmut Newton, which fetched a surprising $18,750. The pictures were among 150 others sold of celebrities and fashion icons that were taken by well known photographers.