Nude Sketch Of Lady Gaga By Tony Bennett To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

By Carly Kilroy

Don’t know what to get your favorite Little Monster this holiday season? Well, you may want to check out the items Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Vanity Fair contributing photographer Annie Leibovitz are auctioning off on Lady Is a Tramp” for Bennett’s newest album, Gaga posed nude for both Bennet and Leibovitz during a Vanity Fair photo shoot. Leibovitz shot photos for the January 2012 cover while Bennett drew a charcoal portrait of the “Marry the Night” singer, which will be one of the many items on the auction block. All proceeds will be donated to Bennet’s non-profit organization Exploring the Arts (ETA), as well as the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit Gaga co-created with MacArthur Foundation and Harvard University to empower youth through self?confidence, well?being, anti?bullying measures, mentoring and career development.

The auction started this morning at 8AM EST and continues through Monday, December 19. Check out the items being auctioned off after the jump and visit ebay Celebrity to bid on the items.

>>> 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.

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