In 1979, an unknown 21-year-old named Madonna Ciccone answered an ad seeking nude models to be photographed by Lee Friedlander. The model who would eventually be known by just her first name— Madonna— signed a release and was paid a small amount, then went back to the work of becoming a pop star. When the photographs resurfaced on the pages of Playboy magazine in 1985, Madonna was well on her way to becoming one of the biggest pop stars of all time. A print of one of the early photos from that shoot is up for bid in the Bloom Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, offered by Dane Fine Art.
There are over 900 lots in the sale, representing works of photography, drawing, lithography, sculpture, and more. A few of the notable works in the sale include several original etchings signed by Pablo Picasso, hand-signed and numbered silkscreen works by Julian Opie, original balloon dog pieces produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art and signed by Jeff Koons, original paintings by Jeff Harvard, and more. There is also a signed book by KAWS, lithographs by STIK, Keith Haring, and Joan Miró, and an original box that contained prints by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog of this and other online auctions.
# of Lots:865
Price Range:$400 - $55,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Julian Opie, This Is Shahnoza 5|| Estimate: |
|Pablo Picasso, Deux Grosses Femmes Nues et en Voyeur|| Estimate: |
|James Havard, Still Life for Morandi|| Estimate: |
|KAWS, Signed Hardcover Book with Original Drawing|| Estimate: |
|Lee Friedlander, Nude Madonna|| Estimate: |