A Snapchat Filter is Brining Jeff Koons Work To Life In Central Park

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A Snapchat Filter is Brining Jeff Koons Work To Life In Central Park

The artist behind the Balloon-Dog sculpture and the seated Balerina at the Rockefeller Center has teamed up with Snapchat to bring his sculptures to life in Central Park. 

We love Jeff Koons in NYC. Even if you don’t know him, you know his work. His most recent installation, the seated Ballerina at the Rockefeller Center was so embraced by locals and tourists it was allowed to stick around longer than scheduled.

The artist behind balloon-dog and the beloved Balerina sculpture has developed a “lens” for Snapchat that allows you to see one of his pieces in one of nine select locations around the world. Exciting… especially for us, because one of those nine places is right here in New York city. Specifically, in Central Park.

Other places around the globe where you can use the “lens” to see Koon’s work include: Champ de Mars (Paris, France) Hyde Park (London, England) Roundhouse Park (Toronto, Canada) Sydney Opera House (Australia), Millennium Park (Chicago, IL), Copacabana Beach (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) National Mall (Washington DC) and Venice Boardwalk (Venice, CA).

How does it work? Download the latest version of Snapchat, Head to Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, bring up the filter/lens, tap the screen and enjoy the art! Listen to the project in the artists own words here:

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