12/13/2011 09:58 am ET Updated Dec 13, 2011

Lady Gaga's Nude Portrait Auctioned On eBay For Charity

Though Lady Gaga typically uses her wild costumes to grab fans' attention, she decided the best way to raise awareness for the arts and for her anti-bullying campaign was to strip down to the buff.

The "You and I" singer got naked for a Vanity Fair January 2012 shoot, during which famed photographer Annie Leibovitz took the photos and Tony Bennett, who moonlights as an artist, drew a black-and-white portrait of the star, MTV reports.

Bennett's piece and Leibovitz's pictures will be auctioned off on eBay to benefit Bennett's nonprofit, Exploring the Arts and Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, which empowers youth.

Gaga, who launched her charity with her mom, said on her website that with her foundation, she aims 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."



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