Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nude sketch of Lady Gaga auctioned for charity

Tony Bennett’s nude sketch of Lady Gaga has raised some big money for charity.

The Financial Express reports the sketch fetched $30,000 at an eBay Celebrity auction, with proceeds benefiting both singers’ foundations: Bennett's Exploring the Arts and Gaga's Born This Way.

The pair recently recorded a version of “The Lady Is A Tramp” for Tony’s “Duets II” album.

They hooked up in person at Gaga’s Vanity Fair photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz, where Tony, a renowned artist in his own right, sketched the pop icon.

Gaga recently joked about the scene during her Thanksgiving special, saying "I walked in and said, ‘Well, Tony, here we are,’ and I dropped my robe and I got into position. I felt shy and thought, ‘It's Tony Bennett. Why am I naked?’”

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