Top 10 Most Expensive Items of Madonna Memorabilia
July 28, 2011 News

Top 10 Most Expensive Items of Madonna Memorabilia

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1. Madonna Dancing on a bar with a Beer Bottle, Hollywood – $96,000
Madonna Dancing on a bar with a Beer Bottle, Hollywood is a 1990 photograph of Madonna taken by Helmut Newton.
The photograph sold for $96,000 at a Christie’s, New York auction in 2008.

2. Nude photo – $37,500
In 2009, a photograph of Madonna nude was sold for $37,500 by Christie’s in New York.
The photograph was taken by American photograph Lee Friedlander who was a student at the time and received a fee of only $25 for the photo shoot.

3. Madonna in blue pants – £18,500
A photograph called Madonna in Shiny Blue Underpants taken by Bettina Rheims sold for £18,500 at a Christie’s auction in London in 2007.
The photograph shows Madonna lying down on a blue bed, wearing blue pants and high heeled shoes whilst grasping onto a cream coloured blanket.

4. Ripped jeans – £18,000
A pair of ripped denim jeans, signed by Madonna, are on sale at Paul Fraser Collectibles for £18,000.
The jeans were worn by the pop star during her photo shoot with Herb Ritts for her True Blue album cover.

5. Madonna Blue lying on a Blue Bed – $26,400
Madonna Blue lying on a Blue Bed is another photograph of Madonna taken by Bettina Rheims. It sold for $26,400 at a Christie’s auction in New York in 2005.
Taken in 1994, the photograph shows Madonna lying on her back on a bed, holding one hand over her chest and gazing into the distance.

6. Basque – £15,000
A Basque worn by Madonna is also for sale at Paul Fraser Collectibles, valued at £15,000.
The black basque was worn during rehearsals for Madonna’s The Girlie Show World Tour in 1993.

7. Conical bra – $24,000
A green sequined bustier, designed by Jean Paul Gaultier and worn by Madonna during her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour, sold for $24,000 at Geppi’s Memorabilia Road Show in October 2005.
This was the first of Madonna’s conical bustiers, which set a worldwide fashion trend for cone-shaped bras.

8. Girlie Show stage costume – $23,750
A sequined bolero with matching shorts, worn by Madonna in her 1993 Girlie Show World Tour, was sold by Julien’s Auctions for $23,750 in 2010.
The outfit was designed by Dolce & Gabbana.

9. Madonna Laughing and Holding her Breasts – $22,800
Madonna Laughing and Holding her Breasts is a photograph taken by Bettina Rheims in 1994.
The photograph sold at a Christie’s auction in New York in 2005 for $22,800.

10. Evita dress – $22,500
A black gown worn by Madonna in her role as Eva Peron in Evita (1996), was sold by Profiles in History for $22,500 in 2011.
The dress was designed by Penny Rose and came with a rhinestone necklace and black sequined shoes.