"Annie Leibovitz wanted me to be naked while Tony sketched me," Lady Gaga told ABC news personality Katie Couric on the show. "So, true to form, as me, I'm always giving my all to my work, I walked in and said, 'Well, Tony, here we are' and he started laughing and I dropped my robe and I got into my position. It was very, very nerve-wracking. I felt a little bit ... I felt shy. It's Tony Bennett, why am I naked?"
The 18x 24 sketch will be available for a week bidding at eBay.com/celebrity on Monday, Dec. 12 to Dec. 19. The sketch starting auction price is $5k.
Other auction items include accessories and original print of Lady Gaga for Vanity Fair -January 2012 issue, first copy of Gaga's photography book "LADY GAGA x TERRY RICHARDSON," and the copy of "Tony Bennet in the Studio" with personalized signature.
All the profits go to "Exploring the Arts and Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation."
"Together we hope to establish a standard of Bravery and Kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment," Gaga said in a statement.
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