This photographs was taken for Madonna’s 1992 book ‘Sex’ but was never used. In the book she posed naked for a series of X-rated photographs. The photo above will go under the hammer at Bonhams’ auction house in New York next month for an expected $8,000.
The photo, taken by photographer Steven Meisel, shows a topless 32-year-old Madonna reclining in bed while smoking a cigarette. The sale will come as a blow to the 53-year-old pop superstar who has previously claimed she has never been able to put the erotic tome behind her.