Lady Gaga is being generous this Christmas by putting up for auction, accessories that she wore for the fashion shoot in the January 2012 issue of Vanity Fair and a poster of the cover autographed by Gaga, herself.
And if that’s not enough, there’s also a sketch of her in the nude which has been painted by crooner Tony Bennett, and which also features in the magazine spread (above).
According to the description on Ebay, “Tony Bennett created this charcoal portrait of Lady Gaga using Prismacolor Premier Art vine Charcoal sticks working on Fabriano Artisico heavy weight watercolor paper. The portrait measures 18″ x 24″ and is signed by the artist, using his given name “Benedetto” which is how Tony Bennett signs his original artwork.”
All proceeds go to Tony Bennett’s charity, Exploring The Arts, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
Founded in 1999 by Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto, the mission of Exploring the Arts (ETA) is to strengthen the role of the arts in public high school education. Through targeted outreach ETA currently supports 14 NYC public high schools providing funding and support for scholarships, apprentice programs, arts equipment, teacher grants and staff development.
The auction started today with a minimum bid of $5000/- and ends on December 19th.
Check it out here.