Madonna's nude extravaganza

2009-01-26 12:35
Ula Ilnytzky
A nude photo of Madonna, taken in 1979, will be auctioned on February 12 at Christie's auctioneers in New York, the Associated Press reports.

As a struggling artist in 1979, Madonna responded to a newspaper advertisement seeking a nude model and agreed to pose for $25 (R250). The explicit black-and-white image is expected to fetch more than $10 000 (R 103 300).

The photographer, Lee Friedlander, sold five of Madonna's nude photos to Playboy. He said Madonna "seemed very confident, a streetwise 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."

What about Madonna being au naturale? "For Friedlander it is a very typical way of taking pictures of a woman," said Matthieu Humery, head of Christie's photography department. "He likes very natural women. It reflects Friedlander's aesthetic."

Want a peek? Here’s the full monty. (Which means full nudity, folks, so don't click it if you're a young'un or sensitive viewer.)


  • Fan - 2009-01-26 16:31

    Stunning. She had and still has a body of note. (excuse the pun)

  • Lee - 2009-01-27 00:23

    That is some Dense undergrowth !

  • Al - 2009-01-27 12:18

    Eishhh. Not good. Who would want to buy that?

  • DOn't like her - 2009-01-27 12:51

    The hairy legs is the WORST! Gross, I would not want to buy that not even for $10. She was, is and will always be a confused slut!

  • PP - 2009-01-27 14:02

    A VERY successful confused slut, with the ability to re-invent herself and her music to stay at the top of her game for the past 25 years. Jealousy just makes you nasty.

  • Sid - 2009-01-27 14:47

    Money and popularity does not make you the perfect person. Its just things and opinions. Everyone has theirs. I happen to agree that she would have been trailer trash if she was not popular and rich.

  • CJ - 2009-01-27 15:53

    .....that's a Grizzly bear! Well, we did all funny things in our youth.She was at least clever enough to make millions out of it; eventually !

  • Pete - 2009-01-28 09:24

    Well I guess that answers the question as to whether she's a natural blonde ;-)

  • marina - 2009-01-28 14:11

    eishhh thats a fur burger all right!

  • Gary Frans - 2009-02-01 20:43

    Leave Madonna alone! She's a legend and the best at her game!

  • Rita - 2009-02-04 07:45

    Beautiful and natural. Stunning.

  • salamina - 2009-02-05 14:18


  • JustMe - 2009-02-06 11:48

    Beautiful Body! Its just the untamed bush that puts me off - but hey, werent that the in thing in the 70's??

  • Nats - 2009-02-06 13:41

    Oh my god!! What will her children think when they see this pic of their beloved mother? Even if you have fame and fortune, you should still hold onto your pride. Your body is your temple, if you sell that too, you have nothing left.

  • Garth - 2009-02-06 16:04

    Very HOT bod! Could do with a hair cut though

  • desire - 2009-02-17 12:35

    This is disgusting. Look at her armpits and her pubic hair on her private parts? That is certainly not a picture i would want the world to see or hang up in my lounge as a matter of fact.

  • John - 2009-02-17 12:43

    Desire, do you know that women come out with hair on their private parts?

  • Tony - 2009-02-17 15:48

    What a hairy pie ! U go girl !

  • Alan - 2009-02-18 07:05

    She is, and will always be SEXY ! I wish that I had a woman like her. Most women in the world do not look after themselves, look at all the write-up's about obesity etc. If she were mine , I would make damn sure I look after her, and succumb to all her desires.

  • Amia - 2009-02-20 15:07

    The lady clearly loves nature. Bushy. Might have changed in the meantime but wow, that is the amazone down under. And the armpits? What is going on there?

  • Alan - 2009-03-16 07:24

    Bush or no bush - she is sexy as hell ! Wish she would take care of me, because I will of her.

  • Anonymous - 2009-07-27 10:05

    In B&W nude photography as well as in art figure study drawings for that matter, the texture, contrast and hint of mystery found on the body of a beautiful, natural woman is always a joy to behold, quite unlike the brazen, in your face stuff seen in mainstream nude material of late.

  • simphiwe msomi - 2010-02-12 16:22

    hay bo! im in press

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