Madonna nu.de photos when she was just 18-year-old art student are all set to hit auction.
The nu.de photos of Madonna were taken in the year 1977 when she was an 18-year-old college student, have hit the auction block after surfacing among the possessions of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, who died in 2010.
Madonna has historically seemed comfortable using her body to its utmost capacity to titillate and/or start a conversation, be it onstage or through projects like her controversial, explicit and best-selling 1992 photo book se.x.
“Madonna has acknowledged in past interviews that she did pose nu.de for art classes when she was a model,” her rep said in a statement in response to the auction news, per London’s Daily Mail. “Her feeling is she’s never done anything she’s ashamed of.”
“She is someone who has a highly charged se.xuality, and, unlike most people, she neither disguises it nor is ashamed of it,” Nicholas Callaway of Callaway Editions Inc., which published se.x, told Vanity Fair in 1992. “She exhibits, explores, and displays it, and feels no compunction about doing so publicly. She also realizes it can be very profitable.”
“I don’t have the same hang-ups that other people do, and that’s the point I’m trying to make with this book,” the artist herself said in the same article. “I don’t think that se.x is bad. I don’t think that nudity is bad. I don’t think that being in touch with your se.xuality and being able to talk about it and being able to talk about this person and their se.xuality [is bad].
“I think the problem is that everybody’s so uptight about it that they make it into something bad when it isn’t, and if people could talk about it freely, we would have people practicing more safe se.x, we wouldn’t have people se.xually abusing each other, because they wouldn’t be so uptight to say what they really want, what they really feel.”
Madonna has fought tooth and nail to keep other items off the auction block, including her underwear and a letter to Tupac.
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