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Madonna's nude picture may sell for $10,000

A nude picture of Madonna, taken when the queen of pop was a struggling dancer in New York in 1979, is expected to sell for at least $10,000, auction house Christie's said.

entertainment Updated: Jan 17, 2009 10:14 IST

A nude picture of Madonna, taken when the queen of pop was a struggling dancer in New York in 1979, is expected to sell for at least $10,000, auction house Christie's said on Friday.



Madonna received $25 in payment for the modelling session, after answering a newspaper ad by photographer Lee Friedlander. The results of the session were published in Playboy magazine in 1985.



The full-frontal nude print, which is said to be the most revealing of the series, will be sold on Feb 12 in New York, with many expecting Madonna herself to be among the high bidders.



Also up for sale is a later photo of a lingerie-clad Madonna by Helmut Newton, which is expected to fetch up to $15,000.