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The Madonna Nudes – 30th Anniversary Exhibition in London

In 1979, an unknown Madonna Ciccone posed nude for New York Photographer Martin Schreiber, for just $30 as she modeled to pay her way through dance school. Six years on in the early years of her stellar stardom, Martin spotted her on the cover of Time Magazine and the penny dropped – literally!

Martin dug out his intimate portraits, taken whilst teaching a photography course at the world-famous Parsons School, and offered them to Playboy Magazine. They were notoriously published in their 1985 September issue, catapulting him to fame.

Now, thirty years on the capital is gearing up for Madonna’s arrival on her Sticky & Sweet tour on 4th and 5th July. To celebrate, Seven Dials, Covent Garden’s hidden village, is set to play host to the London premiere of The Madonna Nudes – 30th Anniversary exhibition, a collection of these intimate photographs of the fifty year old pop Diva, taken when she was just 20.

Available to buy from £3,400 and guaranteed to become serious collectors’ items, this series of black and white photographs capture Madonna’s exceptional beauty as a young woman with a toned body, perfect breasts and great skin. The languid, innocent look in her eyes betrays nothing of the pop superstar and business genius she was to become.

Also for sale is a unique piece of never seen before memorabilia – a one off print of the original Polaroid test shot, which, included with the original model release and the Polaroid, is expected to fetch in excess of £40,000. This would eclipse the previous record of $37,500 recently paid at auction earlier this year for the Lee Friedlander photograph which also featured in the 1985 Playboy.

For those on a more modest budget, but wanting a little snippet of Madge, exclusive Madonna Nudes memorabilia including badges, postcards, books and original copies of the aforementioned Playboy magazine is available to buy from just £1.

The Madonna Nudes will showcase at 19 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2 / 2nd to 19th July

The gallery will be open seven days – Monday to Saturday, 12-7pm, and Sunday 12-6pm.

The Madonna Nudes - 30th Anniversary Exhibition in London

Thanks to Susie

  • Amanda Bidjes http://bidjes.com

    If someone wants to sell pics of Madonna or a Madonna look a like, may He/She have a blast! He/She won’t last long and He/She will fall.

  • sagar

    She is so sweet to be forgotten.

  • Jamie

    We are hosting the exhibition of these photographs. Our gallery, IMPURE ART, based in Brighton has had them on sale for 2 months and now we’re bringing the show to Earlham Street in London to coincide with her Sticky and Sweet tour and Pride London. Aside from the original limited edition photos for sale we have created some unique Madonna memorabilia. We’re really excited!

  • catwoman

    Estas fotos las tengo desde hace más de 15 años…allá por los 90, ya salió un libro…
    Madre mía…CATETOSSSS

    • JR

      I have that book too. I think it came out in the early 90’s. They all were black and white.

      She’s not a classic beauty, but there’s something about Madonna that justs grabs your attention. I think you can see the determination in her eyes of always being convinced of what she wanted. Like she says on the Human Nature video: “Absolutely no regrets”.

  • jay

    she’s got prominent cheekbones back then FARTO…

    • FARTO

      of course!..but not 30 years later!….doesnt work that way…..

  • David

    Some of these comments are misogynistic.

    • ?

      Uh, what do you care? You a guy!
      Or are you?

  • Jordan

    The fugliest nude pictures I’ve ever seen. Seriously, the woman belongs in a zoo.

    • shardy

      again:

      if you can’t deal with the wildlife here,
      get the fuck outta the jungle

      • ?

        again:

        Who made you king of the Jungle?
        Er, I’m sorry…I meant QUEEN of the Tropical Forest?

      • Mike (and not Mike or the other Mike)

        I made Shardy King of the Jungle, now get the fuck out of here.

  • Petey

    Madonnas pussy gives me a big boner.

    • ?

      Well, it is a nice looking kitty-cat. I’m sure its better than Madonna’s. But hey if beastiality is your thing….

  • Gigi

    Miss Madonna fairy moss down on love pearl.

  • BONES

    it really is amazing the career she has had…even after showing that big hairy gorilla twat to the world.

    • shardy

      since you don’t care for the wildlife here – –
      then leave the jungle

      • BONES

        K’ Tardy.

      • ?

        Who made you King of the Jungle?

  • shardy

    here kitty, kitty*

  • FARTO

    thats a fine lookin pussy cat.

  • FrankieZ

    bullshit…..she showed her SUPER HAIRY snatch many times and has been aware of them for years…she proud of these pics…perfect time for them to come out when your tryn to adopt a baby……LOL

    • shardy

      again:

      since you don’t care for the wildlife here – –
      then leave the jungle

      • ?

        again:

        Who made you King of the Jungle?

      • shardy

        you did!

  • Mira Bell

    These people are capitalizing on this woman’s fame. It’s sad. She took those photos in a very different life.

    • FARTO

      its not sad at all…its documented truth….its her life..nothing to be ashamed of…its part of her legacy….her story.

      • Mira Bell

        The legacy I’d rather they looked at is how she has influenced a generation of musicians.

        Have you been on YouTube to see how many young artists are covering her stuff? Britney, Christina, P!nk, GaGa and a whole slew… plus a new generation.

        Check out these boys:

        Lucky Star: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vCdrMVkdvY

        Secret: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtMmThuS4vU

        and my personal favorite right now!

        Let It Will Be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXS5frj4ZEU

      • ?

        Exactly, just like man-stealing, adultery, and dating barely legal boys will be her legacy as well. Wow, not such a good legacy to be leaving behind…

      • Mike (and not Mike or the other Mike)

        You are an idiot ‘?’. Get a life.

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