Lady Gaga shattered expectations with the cover of her new album ARTPOP, which debuted on Clear Channel billboards across the country Monday (Oct. 7). The Jeff Koons-designed piece shows a nude statue of the Monster Matriarch, grabbing her breasts as she cradles a blue ball with Boticelli's classic piece "The Birth of Venus" in the background.
She shook out her nerves on Twitter, writing, "I'm nervous and excited to share something that's such a piece of my heart. Something I cherish deeply. A real depiction of my mind through his." Her third studio effort, which includes a collaboration with Too Short, hits stores Nov. 11