A rare contact sheet with photos of a playful Madonna from an early UK shoot has come up for sale.
The Queen Of Pop, whose music career has now entered its fifth decade, posed for London photographer Peter Anderson in 1983 in Soho.
Sporting raven lure, the singer, who is now 62, is shown wearing a hat and dark clothing in the images where she mixes up her facial expressions.
Throwback Snaps: A rare contact sheet featuring photos of a playful Madonna from an early UK shoot has come up for sale
At the age of 25, the world was at her feet when she just released her first album Madonna, which featured the singles Holiday and Lucky Star.
Anderson, a former NME staff photographer, sells the 36-by-28-inch contact sheet with 30 photos with London-based auctioneer Bonhams.
According to Bonhams specialist Claire Tole-Moir, the images of the star are expected to fetch a tidy £ 900 when put up for sale in London on Wednesday morning.
She said: “The contact magazine provided was taken in 1983 in Soho, London, while the photographer Peter Anderson was a staff photographer at the NME and also a contributor to The Face, ID Magazine and Rolling Stone.
It was acceptable in the 80s: sporting ravenlocks, the singer, who is now 62, wears a hat and dark clothing in the images where she mixes up her facial expressions
Rising Star: At the age of 25, the world was at her feet after she just released her first album Madonna with the singles Holiday and Lucky Star
“Offered by the photographer herself, it shows Madonna of 25 years old at the start of her ascent to the pop stratosphere.”
In the years since the photos were taken, Michigan-born Madonna would become a dominant force in the pop world in the ’80s and’ 90s, as she continued to enjoy success with albums and tours over the decades.
That’s her busy schedule that Madonna recently shared an Instagram post, where she saw one of her producers proclaiming that the time in the studio creating The Sound Mix for Madame X was “ so stressful. ”
The hitmaker from Me Against The Music showed off her incredibly smooth complexion in the video, in which she said, ‘I was angry, I was tired, I was in pain, I was probably taking painkillers, I was just a bunch of things. ‘
Spot the Differences: The star has managed to maintain a youthful face over the years. Pictured earlier this year
Auction: Anderson, a former photographer on the NME staff, sells the 36 by 28 inch contact sheet with 30 photos with London-based auctioneer Bonhams
Sale: The images of the star are expected to fetch a tidy £ 900 when put up for sale in London on Wednesday morning, according to Claire Tole-Moir, specialist at Bonhams
In the caption next to the video, Madonna wrote, ‘Starting The Sound Mix for Madame. We are almost at the end of the journey !!! …
‘In the Stu with @therealmikedean. Who just dropped a record today! It’s great to be back with the EZ riders #gang. @seansolymar @laurendelia @onlysageskolfield ‘.
In the artfully filmed clip, she said to surrounding producers, ‘What’s up? I want it rough baby, ‘before she was spotted discussing a piece of music and saying,’ I like it! No, I just like what I like. Eugh this is so stressful. ‘
The clip then cut to more elation when she said, ‘My god I’m so excited. Thanks for coming, you can go now. ‘
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While not referring to what she was talking about, she went on with her piece on how she felt, saying, ‘I was angry, I was tired, I was in pain, I was probably taking painkillers, I was just a bunch of things . ‘
In addition to her work ethic and insight into her ailments, Madonna also showed off her remarkably smooth complexion.
Despite being casually dressed in a sweater, her face was perfectly made up with skin that defied its sixtieth anniversary.
Her post comes after her daughter Lourdes Leon, 24, appears poised to take the spotlight in spectacular fashion.
Despite launching a clothing line for Macy’s at the age of 13 and more recently featured in select fashion campaigns, ‘Lola’ as she is called has remained relatively unremarkable as her mother is Madonna.
Dominant Force: In the years since the photos were taken, the Michigan-born Madonna would become a dominant force in the pop world in the 80s and 90s. Pictured in 1985
The Stuff of Legend: Her tours are also the stuff of legend, with the star continuing to fill stadiums. Pictured in 1987
But in a new interview with Vanity FairFinally, Lourdes gave the world a glimpse into her ambitions – saying one of her goals is to be on the big screen – and also confirmed that her ‘first boyfriend’ was Oscar-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet.
Born Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon to Madonna, 62, and former personal trainer Carlos Leon, 54, she attended the elite Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan alongside Timothée, 25, who she dated.
‘I have a lot of respect for him, we were a small item. My first boyfriend, ‘says Leon in a surprisingly candid interview about her romance with the actor.
She could even follow in his footsteps, telling the publication that she would love to play the role of Mother Teresa on the big screen.
By suggesting that the Queen of Pop had a bit of a ‘stage mother’ character growing up, Leon admits she was pushed hard while training for ballet.
I still have it! Madonna is pictured at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in 2019
Model: Her daughter Lourdes Leon, 24, looks poised to take the spotlight in spectacular fashion