Nude Madonna Photo Sells For $37K
Posted on Fri Feb 13, 2009 08:57 AM PDT

Madonna MadonnaNude200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - A nude photograph of Madonna brought in $37,500 at an auction on Thursday.

The photograph, taken in 1979, had been expected to sell for $15,000.

Photographer Lee Friedlander took the photograph, which later appeared in Playboy in 1985. Madonna was reportedly paid $25 for the photoshoot.

The photograph auctioned Thursday was one of six from that shoot that appeared in Playboy; the other five pictures were sold together in 2003 for $7,170.

It is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a photograph of Madonna.