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
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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
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 prior to being auctioned.
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 an art gallery in Beijing on Friday. The gallery attracts visitors with 3D paintings and installations depicting political leaders, celebrities and film scenes
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.
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
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.
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Fashion designer Gareth Pugh unveils the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum’s Christmas tree, titled Ceremony.
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Guests look at the exhibits on show at the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s World of Wearable Art (WOW) exhibition opening at Auckland Museum on Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand.
An employee of the Christie’s auction house looks at the Allen Jones sculpture “Enchanteresse”, painted bronze and leather on a steel base at their premises in London on Monday
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Johanna Puisto, a sculpture conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, unveils a cast of Michelangelo’s David on Monday in London, England
At Take a View’s landscape photographer of the year awards, ‘Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire’, taken by Sven Mueller, won the Visit Britain ‘You’re invited’ award for the best image from an overseas entrant.
Royal College of Art employee Honour Bayes adjusts John Pasche’s 1971 lips and tongue logo, which was commissioned by Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones while the artist was still a student at the college, as part of the Graphics RCA: Fifty Years exhibition in central London
Mariachi musician Moises Rivera, 60, waits for a gig in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, home to many Mexican and Central American migrants, in California.
Employees of Vienna’s Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) adjust the painting “Infant Balthasar Charles with a Dwarf” by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez, prior to the opening of the major exhibition “Velazquez” in Vienna.
A Palestinian boy looks at statues made of fibreglass and covered with clay in the east of Gaza City, by Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah. They depict his countrymen fleeing their houses from Israeli shelling during the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Models wait backstage during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev