In the October issue of ELLE, Lady Gaga revealed that Jeff Koons has created a sculpture of her for the cover of ARTPOP (out November 11), which is being revealed right now on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards and screens in 18 cities worldwide (and online at LadyGaga.com). In July, she also announced collaborations with Inez & VinoodhRobert Wilson, and Marina Abramovic to be a part of her artRave on November 10 and overall "reverse Warholian expedition."

On Saturday, October 5, Gaga deleted her Twitter avatar and tweeted teaser images resembling Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, confirming our suspicions that Koons' obsession with Venus as "the continuum of life energy" has rubbed off on Gaga.

Of the collaboration, Gaga says, “Having Jeff create something for ARTPOP was a dream come true, and a very emotional experience. He has given me the greatest gift." Earlier today, she also tweeted that the sculpture in the cover will be shown on November 10 at the ARTPOP release party: 

UPDATE 1:30 P.M. ET: Lady Gaga tweeted the final version of the album cover.

UPDATE 1:28 P.M. ET IN TIMES SQUARE (THE COVER): Looks like Jeff Koons depicted Lady Gaga birthing a gazing ball in front of a collage featuring Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.

UPDATE 1:26 P.M. ET IN TIMES SQUARE (PART FOUR): 

UPDATE 1:21 P.M. ET IN TIMES SQUARE (PART THREE):

UPDATE 1:10 P.M. ET IN TIMES SQUARE (PART TWO): 

UPDATE 1:05 P.M. ET IN TIMES SQUARE (PART ONE):

UPDATE 1:00 P.M. ET IN TIMES SQUARE (BEFORE):

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