Lady Gaga has bared her breasts in a saucy magazine shoot.
The pop singer has stripped off for America's V magazine, and the pictures show her in a glamour-model style pose with her bare chest, smeared with black paint, on full display.
In the accompanying interview, Gaga talks about how she wants her new album Artpop to cement her place as a serious artist.
"I thought about Pop Art and how the dominant subject matter was always the celebrity or the pop-culture icon on the canvas, and then I thought to myself, But what I have tried endlessly to become through my work is a celebration of my differences through art, with myself as the canvas, as opposed to me as the subject matter, being put on the canvas," she says."I don't want to be an icon in just one form. I want to be an icon in many forms. So that's where it began."