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Lady Gaga's nude portrait goes under the hammer

December 13, 2011 - New York

Lady Gaga's nude portrait, which was sketched by Tony Bennett for Vanity Fair is going to be auctioned off for charity.

The 25-year-old pop queen recently posed nude so the 55-year-old crooner could draw pictures of her after they recorded a song for his 'Duets II' album.

The creative concept includes the sketch done by the music icon, as well as a photograph taken by famed fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Both images of the 'Born This Way' hitmaker can be viewed exclusively inside the magazine.

The provocative images, which Gaga tactfully covers up all the right spots on her n*ked body while holding a cigarette, will soon become collector's items.

The highest bidder will not only win the two illustrations of the bare-skinned entertainer, but will also receive signed copies of the original works by the artists, accessories from the shoot, and a poster of the Vanity Fair cover singed by Gaga, among other things.

Proceeds from the auction will go toward charitable causes that include Exploring the Arts, a non-profit organization co-founded by Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto, which aims to strengthen the role of the arts in public high school education, the New York Daily News reported.

Gaga's non-profit Born This Way Foundation will also benefit from the proceeds.

The singer's organization partners with the MacArthur Foundation and Harvard University, with a focus on youth empowerment.


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