Lady Gaga’s New Album Cover Was Designed By Jeff Koons

Lady Gaga, performance artist and pop-icon, was being literal with her lyric “One second I’m a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me” from her song “Applause.” She announced the cover for her upcoming ARTPOP album early Monday via Twitter and—surprise, surprise—it’s a Koons. Unveiled on billboards across the world, the cover is a sculpture by Jeff Koons. It shows Gaga clutching her breasts and a strategically based blue ball—an object that Koons has used for many of his works—between her legs. The cover will also be exhibited at the artRAVE ARTPOP’s release party along with the sculpture and appearances by artists Robert Wilson and Marina Abromović and the directors of the Applause music video.