Lady Gaga Unveils ARTPOP Cover: See It Here!

The Mother Monster lets her Little Monsters see 'a piece of her heart' with the Jeff Koons-designed cover.

Lady Gaga started off the week with a big reveal when she revealed to her Little Monsters “a piece of her heart” through her ARTPOP cover art.

The Jeff Koons-designed art features a nude sculpture of herself with a big, blue ball between her legs. It reads ARTPOP across the bottom and her name is also featured on the cover in big, pink lettering.

There are spliced-up images that serve as the background for the album cover, including pieces of Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus,” which she recreated in her “Applause” video .

The unveiling took place on her website and on billboards across the world. Shortly before it premiered, Gaga described it as “a piece of my heart. Something I cherish deeply. A real depiction of my mind through his.” Of course, the Mother Monster famously refers to Koons on her album’s lead single, “Applause,” when she sings, “One second I’m a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me.”

Her collaboration with the famed artist will hardly end there. Gaga revealed that “the center image of me is a new Jeff Koons sculpture to be exhibited nov.10 at the artRAVE ARTPOP’s release party!”

The release party will not only include an appearance by Gaga, Koons and the statue, but also playwright/choreographer/painter Robert Wilson, performance artist Marina Abramovic and fashion photographers Inez and Vindooh, who directed the “Applause” music video.

On Tuesday, Gaga will release the lyric video for “Aura” . The track will be featured on her November 11 album and the video is tied to the October 11 release of the new Robert Rodriguez movie, “Machete Kills,” in which she makes her big-screen debut as the gun-slinging Lady Chameleon.