Arts

Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World auction. An Ottoman jewelled presentation sword. Turkey. 18th/19th century. Photograph: Rosie HallamSotheby's Arts of the Islamic World auction. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

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A Sotheby’s member of staff presents a 18th/19th Century Ottoman jewelled presentation sword at a media preview of the Arts of the Islamic World at Sotheby’s, London 

Fans listen to David Guetta at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

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Fans listen to David Guetta at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

A woman watches a creation by Tom Friedman 'Big Big Mac' during the unveiling of Arts & Food exhibition at the Triennale in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The exhibition is part of the Expo 2015 in Milan, whose theme is "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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A woman watches a creation by Tom Friedman ‘Big Big Mac’ during the unveiling of Arts & Food exhibition at the Triennale in Milan, Italy. The exhibition is part of the Expo 2015 in Milan, whose theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”

Exhibition Of Forty Artists Work Opens At The Yorkshire Sculpture Park...BARNSLEY, ENGLAND - MARCH 27:  A gallery staff member views Untitled (Diving Figure) by Antony Gormley, one of the works on display at in Yorkshire Sculpture Parks Longside Gallery as part of the 'Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986' exhibition on March 27, 2015 in Barnsley, England.  Yorkshire Sculpture Parks latest exhibition brings together the work of over 40 influential artists gathered mainly from the Arts Council Collection. 'Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986'  is the first exhibition to survey the era in British sculpture when a talented UK generation of artists began to receive international attention. The exhibition at the Longdale Gallery is open from 1 April - 21 June 2015.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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A gallery staff member views Untitled (Diving Figure) by Antony Gormley, one of the works on display at in Yorkshire Sculpture Parks Longside Gallery as part of the ‘Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986′ exhibition in Barnsley, It features work of over 40 influential artists gathered mainly from the Arts Council Collection. The exhibition opens on April 1. 

Models show creations at "BIFT-ELLASSAY" scholarship awarding ceremony during China Fashion Week in Beijing...Models show creations at "BIFT (Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology)-ELLASSAY" scholarship awarding ceremony during China Fashion Week in Beijing, March 26, 2015.    REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Models show creations at “BIFT-ELLASSAY” scholarship awards ceremony during China Fashion Week in Beijing 

A man looks to the art works Erection Molle, right, by artist Pol Bury  and 'Weisse Muehle' ( White Mill), right, by artist Guenther Uecker as part of the ZERO exhibition in Berlin, Friday, March 20, 2015. The exhibition is honoring the German-born ZERO movement, which sought to give a new optimism and a fresh start to art after the gloomy post-World War II years, with a major retrospective. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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A man looks to the art works Erection Molle, right, by artist Pol Bury and ‘Weisse Muehle’ (White Mill), right, by artist Guenther Uecker as part of the ZERO exhibition in Berlin. The exhibition is honoring the German-born ZERO movement, which sought to give a new optimism and a fresh start to art after the gloomy post-World War II years, with a major retrospective. 

Lovers of Light photography competition...Undated handout photo issued by VELUX of 'Drawn' taken in Scotland by Ford Buchanan, which is one of the six entries from the UK to make the top 10 shortlisted photographs in VELUX's third annual Lovers of Light photography competition. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March

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‘Drawn’ taken in Scotland by Ford Buchanan, is one of the six entries from the UK to make the top 10 shortlisted photographs in VELUX’s third annual Lovers of Light photography competition. 

Visitors and participants visit the Temple by renowned Burning Man artist David Best on March 16, 2015 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Members of the public will be able to use the Temple as a space for contemplation and remembrance, and to leave mementos, messages and photographs in its interior. Following this period, Temple and its contents will be ceremonially torched in a ceremony at dusk on Saturday March 21st

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Members of the public visit art project ‘The Temple’ in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. David Best’s installation hosts space for contemplation and remembrance, and people are encouraged to leave mementos, messages and photographs inside until Saturday, when ‘Temple’ and its contents will be ceremonially torched at dusk.

Britain's Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

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Duchess of Cambridge looks at the artwork ‘Self Portrait as a Drowned Man’ by British artist Jeremy Millar during a visit to Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate, England on Wednesday

A member of staff poses for a photograph with the artwork "Migraine", by Jake and Dinos Chapman, at Sotheby's auction house in London March 4, 2015. The work is part of an eclectic exhibition and sale called Bear Witness, which will be auctioned over three days from March 10.

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A member of staff holds the artwork Migraine, by Jake and Dinos Chapman, at Sotheby’s auction house in London on Wednesday. The work is part of an exhibition and sale called Bear Witness, which will be auctioned over three days next week

Filipinos view a Vincent Van Gogh shaped character-themed hot air balloon being inflated during the 19th International Hot Air Balloon Festival at Philippine Air Force Hangar in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines

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A Vincent Van Gogh-shaped hot air balloon being inflated during the International Hot Air Balloon Festival at an air force hanger in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga province, Philippines

Press preview for Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 Exhibition...WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: A member of the Royal Collection staff poses besides a portrait of the Duke of Wellington in the Waterloo Chamber during a press preview for Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 Exhibition at Windsor Castle on January 28, 2015 in Windsor, England. Paintings in the chamber will be on display with objects presented to George IV from the battle of Waterloo, which celebrates it's bicentennial this year. The exhibition opens at Windsor Castle from January 31, to January 13, 2016 as part of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo celebrations.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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A member of the Royal Collection staff poses besides a portrait of the Duke of Wellington in the Waterloo Chamber during a press preview for Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 Exhibition at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Paintings in the chamber will be on display with objects presented to George IV from the battle of Waterloo, which celebrates it’s bicentennial this year. The exhibition opens at Windsor Castle from January 31, to January 13, 2016 as part of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo celebrations. 

Gallery technicians at Sotheby's Bond Street get ready to exhibit five Monet's with a value in excess of  70 million which are coming up for auction.

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Gallery technicians at Sotheby’s Bond Street get ready to exhibit five Monet’s with a value in excess of 70 million prior to being auctioned.

Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a posed bronze BAFTA mask, as he grinds and polishes partially finished mask for the BAFTA awards at a foundry in west London.

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Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a bronze mask, as he grinds and polishes a partially finished award for the BAFTA ceremony at a foundry in west London.

A visitor poses for a photograph in front of a 3D painting depicting a Japanese Imperial army soldier at a 3D art gallery in Beijing...A visitor poses for a photograph in front of a 3D painting depicting a Japanese Imperial army soldier at a 3D art gallery in Beijing January 16, 2015. The gallery attracts visitors with various 3D paintings and installations depicting world famous political

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A visitor poses for a photograph in front of a 3D painting depicting a Japanese Imperial Army soldier at an art gallery in Beijing on Friday. The gallery attracts visitors with 3D paintings and installations depicting political leaders, celebrities and film scenes 

Art historian Chloe Nelkin views Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782, by John Singleton Copley during the Guildhall Art Gallery's re-launch following a re-hang for the first time in 15 years, Guildhall Art Gallery, London.

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A Gallery visitor views Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782, by John Singleton Copley during the Guildhall Art Gallery’s re-launch following a re-hang for the first time in 15 years at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London on Thursday

Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China.

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Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China.

A model presents a creation from the Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 collection during "London Collections: Men" in London...A model presents a creation from the Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 collection during "London Collections: Men" in London January 9, 2015. "London Collections: Men" is a four-day showcase of men's fashion scheduled a month before London Fashion week. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: FASHION)

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A model presents a creation from the Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 collection during ‘London Collections: Men’ in London. The four-day event showcases men’s fashion a month before London Fashion week 

Large-Scale Kaleidoscopic Projection At The Yorkshire Sculpture Park...WAKEFIELD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08:  A visitor poses as she views Song for Coal, a large-scale kaleidoscopic projection inside St. Bartholomews Chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on January 8, 2015 in Wakefield, England. The new work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson explores the physical and cultural properties of coal and its history in the formation of Yorkshire, the landscape and it's people.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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A visitor poses as she views Song for Coal, a large-scale kaleidoscopic projection inside St. Bartholomews Chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, England. The new work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson explores the physical and cultural properties of coal and its history in the formation of Yorkshire, the landscape and it’s people. 

Fashion designer Gareth Pugh unveils the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum's Christmas tree, tilted Ceremony, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 9, 2014. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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Fashion designer Gareth Pugh unveils the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum’s Christmas tree, titled Ceremony.