The artwork is painted by renowned contemporary artist Will Cotton and features semi-nude picture of Katy Perry on cotton-candy cloud.
During a Ustream live chat on July 21, Katy Perry visited contemporary artist Will Cotton's studio and unveiled the official cover art of her upcoming third studio effort "Teenage Dream". Inspired by her "California Gurls" music video, the image shows the singer naked while lying on her stomach on cotton-candy cloud.
"Oh my God," she exclaimed. "What will my mother say next? Wow. It's so gorgeous. I'm so excited. I'm nervous. I'm shaking a little bit...This is my first piece of real art, except my posters on the wall of Gwen Stefani when I was growing up."
"I have decided for this to be just the album cover - no print, no nothing, no 'Katy Perry'," she explained more. "Hopefully they know it's me by the actual picture." She additionally said, "I wanted to go out with a bang for people to remember this. I think our collaboration will make it memorable."
In addition to the album artwork, a cover art for the title track has also been unleashed. It shows off Katy Perry wearing bright-colored wig with a bang and looking up at something which is not captured by the photographer.