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Lady Gaga’s Acrylic Nail For Sale to the Highest Bidder (Bids Top $800 So Far)

by NAILS Magazine | May 21, 2013

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, 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.

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