Lady Gaga, charcoal on paper, 18″ x 24″, © 2011 Benedetto/Bennett
Cancel your order at the butcher’s — there’s no need to carefully coordinate the timing for your meat dress replica holiday gift for the Little Monster on your list. The ultimate hoLADY Gaga gift is available via auction, starting today. On eBay.com/Celebrity you can bid on the Lady Gaga artwork from Vanity Fair, including an original portrait by Tony Bennett (above) and items signed by Gaga herself.
Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz chronicled Gaga posing for Tony Bennett (so META!) for Vanity Fair’s January 2012 issue. What do we think the conversation was like in THAT room of titans of artistic expression in various capacities? Did Tony Bennett win, since he’s now proven at the top of his musical and drawing game? And speaking of Tony’s portrait, lest you think only the recipient of this Gaga glory will reap all the benefits of this beautiful piece, there’s an additional charity aspect to the auction: Proceeds go to the Tony Bennett-founded Exploring The Arts and the Gaga-founded The Born This Way Foundation. Are you on the edge of loving it, or what?
Bidding started today, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. PT and ends Monday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. PT at eBay.com/celebrity.