Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 2

Lee Friedlander
Nude (Madonna)

1979

$40,000

About

Artist: Lee Friedlander (1934) Title: Nude (Madonna) Year: 1979, printed by the photographer later. Medium: Silver Gelatin Print Size: 12 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. Literature: Cape, Lee Friedlander: Nudes, p. 62. Notes: While Lee Friedlander is best known for his street photographs that came to define a new style of documentary photography in the 1960s, he was as equally committed to his Nudes series which he photographed over a period of twelve years, beginning in the late 1970s. While the nude is the most classical of subjects, Friedlander’s depictions are anything but, presenting us with figures not from the canon of art history but from contemporary culture. These women are not idealized nor glamorized but are the real bodies of everyday people. Indeed, after finding models through his network of friends, photographers and even ad postings, he visited them at their homes and photographed them in their own beds, among their own possessions. This heightened their sense of comfort and ultimately the viewers’ sense of intimacy with the subjects. One such model was Madonna, who posed for Friedlander from 1979 to 1980, just a few years before the release of her first album in 1983. At the time, Madonna was a dancer in New York City struggling to make ends meet through modeling and small roles in low-budget films. It is believed that she was paid $25 for the sittings. As her fame skyrocketed over the years, these images remain emblematic of her early career, before she would hone the public image for which she is known.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Fairfield, CT
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Fairfield, CT
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2002
1stDibs seller since 2020
361 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Untitled (Empty Storefront)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75). Paper...
Category

1960s Post-Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Etching, Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Reflection with Vehicles)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75). Paper...
Category

1960s Post-Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Etching, Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Kennedy)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75). Paper...
Category

1960s Post-Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled (firemen and chair)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75) Paper ...
Category

1960s Post-Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled (street corner)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75). Paper...
Category

1960s Post-Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Etching, Silver Gelatin

Beating It While It's Hot, Bavaria, Black & White Photography, Fine Art Print
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beating It While It’s Hot, Bavaria, 2015 B&W-print on Baryta paper 15.7 x 23.6 in (40 x 60 cm) Edition of 10 The photographer Ellen von Unwerth worked as a top fashion model for 10 ...
Category

2010s Nude Prints

Materials

Other Medium

Contemporary Black & White Photography Nude, Modern Print on Metal, Meirav Levy
By Meirav Levy
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Photography. Hues of Silver, Gray, Black. Style/Genre described as Contemporary, Self Portraiture, Fine Art. This black and white nude photograph is printed on a lightweight metal co...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Giclée

Untitled (Chicago street corner)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75). Paper...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Figurative Photography

Materials

Etching, Silver Gelatin

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery