No Recession For Nude Photos Of Madonna

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When Christie’s listed Lee Friedlander’s 1979 nude portait of Madonna, the art auction house estimated the image would go for $10,000 to $15,000.

It just sold for $37,500, 250% better than expected.

Check out the photo though, and you’ll see Christie’s wasn’t the only one being bearish.

Warning: This image is completely and entirely not safe for work!

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