There’s going to be the largest auction of Madonna memorabilia ever and her publicist says she’s oblivious to it. Maybe she’s still raging at her well-instagrammed 56th birthday bash in Cannes.
Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills — which dubs itself “the world’s premier entertainment and music memorabilia auction house” — has amassed a wide assortment of personal and professional items of Madonna’s, apparently gathered from her various acquaintances over the years. Although how an acquaintance would wind up with her 1988 calendar book or some of her trophies, like the American Music Award for her song Vogue, isn’t clear.
The item with the highest estimated value ($20,000 – $40,000) is Madonna’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired dress, fur stole, and costume jewelry from her Material Girl video of 1984. Meanwhile, the items with the highest gross-out value are the panties, bra, waspie, and latex mask she wore in a recent V magazine cover shoot with Katy Perry. Negatives and prints from the infamous nude shoot she did with photographer Bill Stone — who, after she became famous, took to Penthouse — will also be available to bid on.
Memorabilia from other music videos — Music, American Pie — will also be on hand, while her various films are also represented, including Evita (accessories and jewelry), A League of Their Own, and The Next Best Thing.
Madonna Auction, November 7 & 8, 2014
with Dsquared’s Caten twins at her birthday party in Cannes
with Kate Moss at her birthday party in Cannes