Before she was The Material Girl and before she was turning popular music for girls into songs about sexual rebellion, Madonna was struggling to pay her rent as a college-aged teen and sitting nekkid as portrait model for artists and photographers. According to the story, Madonna was getting paid about ten bucks an hour for her modeling work. I’d laugh, except at nineteen I was getting eight bucks and hour to sell women’s shoes and I gladly would’ve taken a raise to let somebody paint my bare scrote and a plate full of apples. In the very least, the work space would’ve smelled less like feet.
Madonna’s teen photos are part of the Bob Guccione photo and art collection going on auction on November 9th. You can only imagine what the former Penthouse founder collected for art. Enjoy.