By Josh Saunders
Never before seen NUDE MADONNA photographs from her ‘earliest shoot’, the wedding dress from ‘Like a Virgin’, a lacy bra and more could fetch up to $200k (150kGBP) at auction.
You too could become a ‘material girl’ with these personal Madonna items set to be auctioned off online with Gotta Have Rock and Roll from today (WEDS) to Dec 1st.
From a tour-worn wedding dress for performances of ‘Like a Virgin’ with a $1,500 (1.kGBP) estimate to a black leather hat worn for the cover of Italian Vogue at $4,000 (3kGBP).
Along with what’s believed to be Madonna’s earliest nude photographs taken for a shoot in her Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA, when she was an 18-years-old student at the creative arts school.
The 100+ naked images, taken by photographer Cecil Taylor in 1997, show the young superstar of the future in a variety of poses from at a ballet studio to posing without bottoms, for $1.2k (900GBP) each.
Other items include a signed and inscribed concert tour shirt to her make-up artist with the words ‘Thanks for always making me look so beautiful’ for $1.2k (900GBP)
Along with a red lace bra for $1,000 (755GBP) handwritten notes including to do list and annotated photo contact sheets for her book ‘Sex’ released in 1992.
The pieces will go up for auction online from today (WEDS) until December 1st at www.gottahaverockandroll.com.
Ed Kosinski, co-owner of Gotta Have Rock and Roll, said: “There are important Madonna items, including photographs from her first nude photo session at after turning 18-years-old in Ann Arbour, Michigan.
“This was before she moved to New York or her career began, we believe it’s the earliest nude Madonna’s photoshoot.
“The nude photos stand out more than anything else in our Madonna section, it’s the earliest known nude session before she was famous.
“Who knew what she was thinking, she was in art school at the town in her own small town, so they really stand out to me.
“Madonna had done a lot of nude photo sessions and there are others when she was in her 20s trying to make it in the business.
“But this photo shoot was just when she had turned 18 and it was pretty remarkable for her to do this.
“I think she was driven her whole life but at 18 wanted to make it any way she could, whether it as a model or an artist.
“I don’t know why she do it, but the shoot is a beautiful photo session that not many 18-year-olds from a small town would do.
“We have a great deal of Madonna items from handwritten letters to more.
“I think the auction will do very well, it’s just a great opportunity for collectors to acquire items that they would never have had any chance to before.
“We also have a collection of 63 original contact sheets for Madonna’s book Sex, from various shoots, we have a great deal of Madonna items.”
For more information or to place a bid visit: www.gottahaverockandroll.com
SOME OF THE MADONNA LOTS THAT COULD SELL FOR OVER $200,000 (GBP)
ITALIAN VOGUE COVER WORN LEATHER BLACK HAT – $4,000
LIKE A VIRGIN CUSTOM MADE WEDDING DRESS – $1,500
MADONNA SIGNED AND HAND INSCRIBED CONCERT SHIRT – $1,200
93 NEVER BEFORE SEEN EARLIEST KNOWN NUDE PHOTOGRAPHS – $1,200 EACH
12 MADONNA ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS – $1,200 EACH
RED LACE BRA CUSTOM MADE BY ANDREW VAN PIER – $1,000
66 ORIGINAL HAND ANNOTATED ‘SEX’ BOOK PHOTO SHOOT CONTACT SHEET – $700 EACH
MADONNA INSCRIBED AUTOGRAPHS DISPLAY – $600
5 MADONNA HANDWRITTEN TO DO LISTS – $500