Trove of 1980s Madonna pop culture awaits auction - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Trove of 1980s Madonna pop culture awaits auction

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A lifetime before she opened an Instagram account, and long before her personal life became tabloid fodder, Madonna was a young woman in New York trying to make it big.

That ambition - and a good bit of innocence - is seen in a collection of photos, art and drawings that will be auctioned Feb. 9 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The collection is owned by the parents of Martin Burgoyne, an artist and Madonna's best friend of that era.

Burgoyne and Madonna befriended each other before she became famous. They were roommates, and he played a huge role in Madonna's early career, managing her first tour.

Burgoyne contracted AIDS and died in 1986. He was 23.

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