Miley Cyrus raised $69,000 for HIV and AIDS research earlier this week by auctioning off four pieces of artwork depicting Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair magazine cover. And the buyer was none other than Massachusetts car czar Ernie Boch, Jr., according to the New York Times.
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The auction took place at the amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Tuesday night at Spring Studios in New York City, where Cyrus was also acknowledged for her efforts as an advocate for the LGBT community, as well as her Happy Hippie Foundation, which has raised awareness through a series of backyard concerts featuring Joan Jett, Ariana Grande, and Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace. Talk show host and author Andy Cohen was also honored at the event.
Cosmopolitanreports that bidding on the Jenner art had stalled at $65,000 when Cyrus threw in some perky perks: last minute incentives included a promise to show her breasts to the winning bidder and clean his or her house naked.
The final bid came in at, naturally, $69,000, at Cyrus’ request. Here’s the official word from Cosmopolitan:
Auctioneer Alexander Gilkes of Paddle 8 had gotten the bidding up to $65,000 for the four pieces when Miley suddenly stood up at her table and announced: “My left boob is awkwardly bigger than my right one, and I’ll show you the left one if we can get it to … all right — we’re at $65 — what about $69?” At this point the room roars. “Sixty-nine. I’ll clean your house. Naked.”
And below is a full look at the art that Boch got to take home.
No word on if those incentives have been addressed.