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Nude Madonna Photo From 1979 Could Fetch $10,000

Full-frontal shot earned Madge $25 back in the day



    Nude Madonna Photo From 1979 Could Fetch $10,000
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    A picture of Madonna in 1979 -- not the one above (doy!) -- that earned her a $25 modeling fee could sell for $10,000 auction officials at Christie's said.

    Christie's auction house says a 30-year-old nude photo of Madonna, which earned her a $25 modeling fee, is expected to sell for at least $10,000.

    The full frontal image was taken by Lee Friedlander and appeared in Playboy in 1985.

    Matthieu Humery, head of Christie's photography department, says Madonna was a 20-year-old dancer trying to make ends meet when she answered Friedlander's newspaper ad seeking a nude model in 1979.

    He says six photos from the shoot were sold to Playboy and the one up for auction Feb. 12 is "maybe the most explicit one."

    Another photo of Madonna, by Helmut Newton, is also in the auction. In that shot, she is wearing lingerie.