It is reported that a nude photo of Madonna (not the above one) has fetched $37,500 at an auction in New York. According to Christie's auction house, an European buyer purchased it for $37,500, which is more than double it's expected price. Earlier, Christie’s Auction House estimated that it would sell for as much as $15,000.
The black and white, full-frontal photograph was taken in 1979 by photographer Lee Friedlander. At that time, Madonna was just another dancer, struggling to make ends meet in New York. So, she responded to a classified ad by Lee Friedlander, seeking a nude model and the rest is history. That particular photo and six others from the shoot later appeared in Playboy magazine in 1985. It is reported that Madonna was paid just $25 for that photo session.