Jeff Koons’s ‘Balloon Dog’ for Snapchat Got Virtually Vandalized

Not long ago, Snapchat announced a new augmented reality platform dedicated to featuring three-dimensional figures of iconic artworks. More precisely, the project will allow Snapchat users to view artworks pinned at particular locations in augmented reality as they hold their phones. The tech company’s inaugural exhibitor was none other than Jeff Koons. The major artist’s acclaimed Balloon Dog sculpture was the highlight of the project’s launch this past Tuesday. However, it didn’t take long for the piece to be vandalized—a day later to be precise.

New York-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz of Cross Lab studio virtually buffed Koons’ glossy digital installation in Central Park as “a symbolic stance against imminent AR corporate invasion,” he expressed to It’s Nice That. “It is vital to start questioning how much of our virtual public space we are willing to give to companies.”

How did he do it? Errazuriz mapped out the exact coordinates of the Balloon Dog and created a replica that was covered in graffiti tags. Namely, OG Queens-based writer KLOPS alongside other local artists are represented in the digital defacing.

Snapchat presumably has yet to respond to the designer’s act of vandalism. Nevertheless, folks can visit Errazuriz’s ARNYC website to catch more vandalized variants.

-Via HypeBeast


A3C Festival Shares 2 Tracks From Upcoming “Volume 7” Compilation


The 2017 A3C Festival and Conference officially kicks off on Wednesday (October 4) in Atlanta, Georgia, so it’s fitting that the team behind the annual Hip Hop festival makes a splash by debuting two songs from the A3C Volume 7 compilation.

The yearly series, which is released in conjunction with iHipHop Distribution, has become a showcase for some of the premiere artists in Hip Hop as well as future stars. A$AP Rocky, Ab-Soul, G-Eazy, Curren$y, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T. and Vince Staples are just a few of the prominent rappers to be featured on past volumes.

The latest edition aims to highlight emerging talent with an astounding 50-song tracklist. To give fans a preview of what’s to come, A3C has released two cuts from the upcoming album.

Kodie Shane – “Bounce Back” produced by Bradlea-Roi

The first track comes from Atlanta’s Kodie Shane, a member of Lil Yachty’s Sailing Team collective. The 18-year-old rapper started to gain attention after releasing her debut EP, Zero Gravity, last December. For A3C Volume 7, she teamed up with producer Bradlea-Roi to create a track titled “Bounce Back.”

Yung Bans – “Ain’t Know” produced by Soldado

The youthful ATL scene is also represented on the second release. 18-year-old Yung Bans has made waves by collaborating with the likes of Playboi Carti, XXXTENTACION, Smokepurpp, Lil Pump and Ski Mask The Slump God. Bans’ contribution to A3C Volume 7 comes in the form of “Ain’t Know” produced by Soldado.

A3C Volume 7 drops on November 24. Past volumes can be found on

-Via HipHopDx