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Tony Bennett Draws Nude Portrait of Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Portrait by Tony Bennett
Lady Gaga Portrait by Tony Bennett

Recently Lady Gaga and legendary singer Tony Bennett got together to record “Lady Is a Tramp” for Tony Bennett’s album, Duets II. However, they also collaborated on an even more interesting item. During a photo shoot for photographer Annie Leibovitz in New York City, Lady Gaga posed nude while Bennett created a charcoal drawing of her. The photos and the drawing will appear in the January 2012 issue of Vanity Fair. However, if you want to own the original drawing, here’s your chance. The drawing is currently up for auction at at eBay.

All proceeds from the sale of the portrait go to Tony Bennett’s charity, Exploring the Arts, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. The auction closes December 19, 2011.

Tony Bennett has been painting all of his life and is an accomplished visual artist. He received formal training in art at the School of Industrial Arts (now known as the School of Art and Design) in Manhattan. Tony Bennett paints under his birth name Anthony Benedetto. His paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world.

Related blog entries:

Tony Bennett Paints Louis Prima for the New Orleans Jazz Festival (February 6, 2010)

Painting Lesson with Tony Bennett up for Auction  (February 16, 2009)

At Amazon: Tony Bennett in the Studio: A Life of Art & Music

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