Courtesy of Julien's Auctions One of Michael Jackson's gloves
The King of Pop's personal items have found a new home thanks to the Queen-of-Pop-in-Waiting (at least until Madonna sends a cease-and-desist), Lady Gaga.
Last Sunday, Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills raised more than $5 million (with some of the proceeds benefiting charity) during its auction of Michael Jackson's costumes and other memorabilia from "The Collection of Tompkins & Bush: Michael Jackson." Mother Monster and her acrylics snatched up 55 pieces worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
"The 55 pieces I collected today will be archived & expertly cared for in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery & fans worldwide," the singer tweeted. Lady Gaga also tweeted a picture of her auction paddle numbered 462.
As we wrote last week, the auction was held in conjunction with the exhibit, the bulk of which was made up of designs by Michael Bush and his late partner Dennis Tompkins, who worked with the icon on and off stage for nearly 25 years, in addition to other collectibles Bush had purchased over the years.More »