So Hollywood rumors were true about TONY BENETT seeing LADY GAGA naked because he just did a nude charcoal sketch of her that’s now for sale on eBay.
Apparently the sketch was done when Gaga sang a duet, “Lady Is A Tramp” for his 2011 album Duets II, the same album which also features Bennett singing “Body and Soul” with the late Amy Winehouse. It looks like Gaga heard about Benedetto, the world-famous painter, and wanted her naked body immortalized by his 85-year-old hand…
The 18″ x 24″ sketch is signed “Benedetto,” from Tony Bennett‘s real name, Anthony Dominick Benedetto, which he uses on all his artwork that’s been exhibited in galleries around the world. And now it’s on eBay!
“I walked in and said, ‘Well Tony, here we are’,”
Gaga relates during her Thanksgiving special,
“and I dropped my robe and I got into position. I felt shy and thought, ‘It’s Tony Bennett, why am I naked?”
The collectible Lady Gaga‘s nude body in charcoal by Tony Bennett (as opposed to Lady Gaga‘s nude body she displays at the drop of a hat) is available on eBay with a current bid of $6,766.66.
Proceeds of the auction will be divvied up between Tony Bennett’s Exploring The Arts Foundation, which promotes arts in high-school education and Gaga‘s anti-bullying foundation, Born This Way. So it’s actually a double collaboration between colorful Gaga, and suave icon Bennett, who’s been on the performance circuit since the 1950′s.
And you have five days to meet the current bid and win yourself an timely investment in art…so hurry! Can you just imagine how much that sketch will be worth once Tony Bennett kicks the bucket?
Photos Via Tony Bennett / eBay