The singer's newest album marks her long-standing foray into the fine art world.

This article titled “Hands on with Lady Gaga's ARTPOP album-app” was written by Stuart Dredge, for on Monday 11th November 2013 12.58 UTC

A 3D pig is spinning on my iPad screen, with a photo of my cat mapped onto it, in front of a galactic cloud with the word DEATH spelled out in capital letters. In the background, Lady Gaga is singing about “Sexxx Dreams”. Welcome to the ARTPOP app.

It's the long-awaited interactive companion to Gaga's new album of the same name, and the most high-profile music app since Bjork's Biophilia back in 2011. It was released as a free download for Android and iOS today, and has grand ambitions to say the least.

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