Artfact, a Boston-based auction marketplace, said it is helping to auction off an acrylic nail worn by Lady Gaga during a Dublin concert last year.
Current bid price: One thousand pounds or just over $1,500. Fans who covet such an item have just over 24 hours to submit a bid of their own. The auction deadline is Thursday evening, British time, an Artfact spokesman said.
Known for stretching the limits of fashionista panache, Lady Gaga included a black acrylic fingernail with a gold-bead pattern as part of her stage get-up during a Dublin stop on her “The Born This Way Ball” tour, Artfact said. That concert took place in Aviva Stadium.
While performing, Lady Gaga apparently shed the faux fingernail, and it was later recovered by a crew member after the show.
The item’s authenticity is guaranteed by the auctioneer, UK-based PFC Auctioneers. PFC hired Artfact to conduct an exclusive online auction for this item.
The winning bidder will get to own more than the nail.
“The nail is also accompanied by a photograph of Lady Gaga on stage at the event, clearly showing her missing acrylic finger nail from the little finger of her left hand,” Artfact said in a press release. “Also a second photograph showing Gaga wearing the same Aya Fukuda designed acrylic nails at the launch of her perfume in New York the night before her Dublin performance. Also included with this lot are an Aviva Stadium staff handbook, an event crew wristband and a Lady Gaga “The Born This Way Ball” local crew grey T-shirt.”
Artfact said its massive collection also currently has at auction a number of other personal items from some of world’s top music icons. These items include a signed Michael Jackson fedora, a two-piece white suit personally owned by Elvis Presley and a beige corduroy jacket by John Lennon.
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