Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gaga Gives Back

As you all may know by now, Lady Gaga is Vanity Fair's December cover girl. Inside the magazine are two very special photos of Gaga. One taken by Annie Leibovitz, and one sketched by Tony Bennet. What is even more special is that as of today, you can bid on these and other items from that shoot on Bidding runs until Monday December 19th and all proceeds will benefit Exploring The Arts (ETA), and the Born This Way Foundation. ETA is the foundation started by Tony Bennett and his wife in 1999 to strengthen the arts programs in schools, and the Born This Way Foundation is a non profit organization founded by Lady Gaga in partnership with the McArthur Foundation and Harvard University and focuses on youth empowerment through self confidence, well-being, anti-bullying mentoring and career development. Shop for two great causes and make a Gaga lover VERY happy in the process!


Accessories up for auction are these Mercura sunglasses, House of Lavande earrings, and Alexis Bittar ring.

 All auction items include:

- The original signed artwork by Tony Bennett, signed "Benedetto" his given name, which he uses to sign all of his original art work.

- Accessories that Gaga wore during the shoot including earrings from House of Lavande, Sunglasses by Mercura, a ring by Alexis Bittar, and heels by Brian Atwood.

- The original cover shot signed by Annie Leibovitz

- A Poster of the cover signed by Lady Gaga

- A first edition copy of the book Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson signed by both artists

- A personalized, autographed copy of the book Tony Bennett in the Studio, which features images of Tony's artwork and also a cd.

- A limited edition print of Tony's painting Gondola, Venice

- Top quality brush and acrylic set signed by Tony