Great Design? Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Album Cover

Lady Gaga, the ever-intriguing pop star, debuted the artwork of her latest album ‘ARTPOP’ this week. While album art can be iconic and collectible – think college dorm rooms with framed vinyl of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ or Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here,’ Gaga puts ‘art’ on display with a major juxtaposition of the classic with the modern. The album uses spliced imagery from Boticelli’s Birth of Venus and a depiction of the pop star herself via the master of spectacular banality, Jeff Koons.

Gaga had been teasing photos of the album art for weeks in advance of the album launch November 11, tweeting that the album art is a “real depiction of my mind through his.” While it might be hard to conclude what type of statement she is trying to make with album art, it’s beautifully bold in true Gaga-style.


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