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Lady Gaga Hatches 'Artpop' Cover

Album image is collaboration with artist Jeff Koons

October 7, 2013 5:25 PM ET
Lady Gaga ARTPOP
Lady Gaga, 'ARTPOP'
Courtesy of Interscope Records

Lady Gaga has unveiled the eye-catching cover art for her upcoming album, Artpop. The colorful image is a collaboration with visual artist and sculptor Jeff Koons, whose highly popular work sets the record for the highest auction price paid for a work by a living artist.

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The Artpop artwork shows a Koons sculpture of Gaga and not the artist herself, and it will be displayed at Gaga's album release party, according to her Twitter. She also posted today about the cover, "One second I'm a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me," which references her lyrics in "Applause." The cover will be revealed tomorrow on digital billboards in 12 cities around the world.

Artpop is set for release on November 11th. Gaga also makes her film debut this Friday in Machete Kills.

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