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Jeff Koons Art on Snapchat, $38M Chinese Bowl, and More Fresh News

Jeff Koons and his Art Car. Image courtesy of BMW.
Jeff Koons with the BMW MG3T2 Art Car he designed in 2010. Image courtesy of BMW


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • On Tuesday, Snap announced a new partnership with artist Jeff Koons, known for his stainless steel sculptures of balloon animals. The collaboration is part of Snapchat’s Lens feature that lets users animate videos and photos. [Read more from CNN]
  • A 1,000-year-old bowl from China’s Song Dynasty has sold at auction in Hong Kong for almost US$38 million — a record for Chinese porcelain. What made it so special? [Read more from BBC]
  • A painting by the Mannerist artist Bartholomäus Spranger long thought to have been lost will be auctioned at Christie’s on Dec. 7, now that the private German owner has reached a settlement with the heirs of a prominent Jewish art historian who fled the Nazis. [Read more from The Art Newspaper]
  • Over the weekend at an auction house near Paris, a thief walked in, removed a Renoir painting from the wall, and walked out without being seen. [Read more from]

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