A (NSFW) thirty-year old full-frontal photograph of Madonna and what appears to be a small yak is now available to the highest bidder, thanks to Christie’s auction house in New York. People Magazine says
[The] head of Christie’s photography department says Madonna was a financially strapped 20-year-old dancer when she responded to photographer Lee Friedlander’s newspaper ad seeking a nude model. Her fee: $25.
Playboy published six photos from the shoot in 1985, though the one going on sale is “maybe the most explicit one.”
I did the math, and if your date to the senior prom bought you dinner, your bits went for more than Madonna’s did. Hell, if he just bought you a decent corsage. Or if he bought a pack of Trojans and two bottles of Boone’s Farm. Or even a shovel and a bag of lime for the guy you mowed down after those two bottles of Boone’s Farm. You can’t put a price tag on dignity, people!