Madonna's picture sells for $ 24,000
Press Trust of India
May 15, 2012 16:25 IST
A nude photograph of pop diva
Madonna taken in 1990 has sold for almost $ 24,000 to an
The black and white picture - which was taken in 1990 and
depicts the singer lying on a bed while smoking a cigarette
and partially covered by a sheet - was bought by an unnamed
collector for $ 23,750, three times its estimated worth.
Judith Eurich from Bonhams, the New York saleroom which
sold the picture, said, "It is an absolutely stunning image
and it is just a beautiful tone of grey. It is not just black
and white it is grey and silvery."
The 21.5 inch by 19 inch picture was originally bought by
a vendor from a New York gallery. The photograph was taken
by Steven Meisel - who worked on Madonna's Sex book.