Lady Gaga’s misfortune at losing a nail during a Dublin performance may mean big bucks to an online auction house.
An embellished black-and-gold acrylic nail that was personally worn by Lady Gaga during The Born This Way Ball tour is being auctioned off at Picollecta.com
, an online picture sharing community for collectors. Bidding is already at £550 (about $835), with the site indicating the reserve has not yet been met.
Designed by New York-based nail tech Aya Fukuda
, the nail was recovered from the Aviva Stadium stage in Dublin on September 15 by a crew member after Lady Gaga finished her performance.
The nail is accompanied by a photograph of Lady Gaga on stage, clearly showing her missing the acrylic nail from the little finger of her left hand and a second photograph showing Gaga wearing the same acrylic nails at the launch of her perfume in New York the night before her Dublin performance.
A letter of provenance from the seller says how he obtained the item: “As I was about to start work I noticed an object on the floor of the stage, which at first I thought was a guitar plectrum. When I picked it up, I saw it was an acrylic nail.”
I am so curious to see the value the market places on this distinctive celebrity nail art design (and am wondering how the buyer will display the item — not by gluing it onto her own nail, I hope!).
Want in on the auction?
You’ve got until May 30 to place your bid.