A black and white photograph from Madonna’s “Sex”, taken by Steven Meisel, and published by Warner Books, New York, in 1992. Madonna, a young light-skinned woman, is shown from the neck up. She lays against a sheet or pillow with her short platinum blonde hair splayed around her head, her righthand thumb in her mouth. She looks suggestively upward and to the right, beyond the camera, though her face is partially obscured by a rattan-patterned shadow cast by a nearby screen or piece of furniture. Her left hand can be seen in the upper right corner, long nails painted and fingers bent.
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