Lady Gaga’s Nude Sketch To Be Auctioned For Charity
If your living room wall is gravely missing a nude portrait of Lady Gaga, you’re in luck! Tony Bennett’s nude sketch of Gaga, drawn during Annie Leibovitz’s photo shoot for Vanity Fair, is being auctioned on eBay, with proceeds benefiting Bennett’s charity Exploring The Arts, as well as Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. For the more bashful little monsters our there, there are other Gaga-related items up for auction as well:
Also being auctioned (via MTV):
**The original portrait of Gaga by Bennett (18 in. by 24 in., charcoal on paper), signed by the jazz legend under his given name “Benedetto,” which he uses to sign his original artwork. **Accessories Gaga wore during her Vanity Fair shoot, including Mercura sunglasses, House of Lavande earrings, an Alexis Bittar ring and a pair of Brian Atwood heels. **Original print of Gaga’s cover photograph, autographed by Annie Leibovitz. **A poster of the cover of Vanity Fair’s January 2012 issue, signed by Lady Gaga. **A first-edition copy of the book Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson, featuring more than 350 photos of the “Born This Way” singer, with a limited-edition poster signed by both Gaga and Terry Richardson. **A personalized autographed copy of the book Tony Bennett in the Studio, featuring images of Tony’s artwork and an exclusive CD. **Limited-edition print of Bennett’s watercolor “Gondola, Venice.” **Top-quality oil and acrylic brushes in a case signed by Bennett.
The auction began this morning and concludes next Monday December 19. Head here to make your bid on Gaga’s nude sketch, though you may need to transfer some funds into your bank account, as the bidding is starting at $5,000. Of course, if you are one of the pop star’s fans who is able to shop at her workshop at Barney’s without hyperventilating, placing a bid shouldn’t be a problem.