Lady Gaga is clearly taking her “artpop” seriously.
The singer unveiled the artwork for third studio LP Monday afternoon, and it’s heavy on artistic influences.
First up is an homage to Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” painting, which she emulated in one of her outfits at the MTV VMAs and can be seen in fragments in the background.
Gaga is also covering up her seemingly-nude body with a metallic blue ball in the style of Jeff Koons, which she also showed off during her VMA performance.
Koons, an artist perhaps best known for his enormous art sculptures made to look like shiny balloon animals, created the cover art with her.
Before the cover art was unveiled, the pop star opened up about working with Koons on Twitter, writing:
Notably, Koons also receives a shout-out in her debut single from the album, “Applause,” in which she sings, “One second I’m a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me!”
Her film debut, "Machete Kills," for which she will debut a new lyric video for her song "Aura" on Tuesday, also hits theaters on Friday, October 11.
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