Arts

A gallery assistant poses with a design ...A gallery assistant poses with a design included in the exhibition "Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear" during a photo call preview at the V&A museum in London, on April 12, 2016.  The exhibition tells the story of underwear design from the 18th century to present day, and runs from 16 April to 12 March 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTIONLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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A gallery assistant poses with a design included in the exhibition “Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” during a photo call preview at the V&A museum in London 

A visitor looks at a work of art on the ...A visitor looks at a work of art on the first day of the TEFAF artfair on March 11, 2016 in Maastricht.  From March 11 to 20 the fair will present ten thousands works of art and antique to collectors, traders and curators.  / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Marcel van Hoorn / Netherlands OUTMARCEL VAN HOORN/AFP/Getty Images

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A visitor looks at a work of art on the first day of the TEFAF art fair on in Maastricht, the Netherlands 

A woman walks through artwork created by artist Filippo Minelli in his series Silence / Shapes in Somerset House

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A woman walks through artwork created by artist Filippo Minelli in his series Silence / Shapes, in Somerset House courtyard, London

Daily Life, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Awards (Kevin Frayer - China's Coal Addiction)Chinese men pull a tricycle in a neighborhood next to a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China, November 26, 2015

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Daily Life, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Awards (Kevin Frayer – China’s Coal Addiction) Chinese men pull a tricycle in a neighborhood next to a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China, November 26, 2015. 

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Actress Emma Thompson holds her name badge in front of her face during the press conference for the film ‘Alone in Berlin’ at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany

Post War and Contemporary Art sales - London...Christie's gallery assistants adjust Head of IB (left) and Head of Esther by Lucian Freud, during a press preview of their forthcoming Post War and Contemporary Art sales at Christie's in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday February 5, 2016. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

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Christie’s gallery assistants adjust Head of IB (left) and Head of Esther by Lucian Freud, during a press preview of their forthcoming Post War and Contemporary Art sales at Christie’s in London 

A shaft of light falls on to a mural of David Bowie in Sheffield, Britain

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A shaft of light falls on to a mural of David Bowie in Sheffield, Britain

onham's Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale...A woman walks past Untitled (Red Fan) by Kazuo Shiraga, estimated at between £1,500,000 and £2,000,000, during the press preview of Bonham's forthcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale which will be held on February 11 in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday February 1, 2016. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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A woman looks at Untitled (Red Fan) by Kazuo Shiraga, estimated to sell between £1,500,000 and £2,000,000 at Bonham’s forthcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale which will be held on February 11 in London 

Gallery assistants pose with the painting 'La Lecon de piano' by Henri Matisse during a media preview of Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby's in London...Gallery assistants pose with the painting 'La Lecon de piano' by Henri Matisse during a media preview of Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby's in London, Britain January 28, 2016. The picture is estimated to sell for between 12 -18 million British pounds when it is auctioned on February 3 in London.REUTERS/Stefan WermuthEDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE

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Gallery assistants pose with the painting ‘La Lecon de piano’ by Henri Matisse during a media preview of Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s in London

Phyllida Barlow photocall...A member of staff looking at artist Phyllida Barlow's piece untitled: upturned house, 2 (2012), a new acquisition which goes on display at the Artist Rooms in Tate Modern, London, from 14 January. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 14, 2016. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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A member of staff looks at artist Phyllida Barlow’s piece untitled: upturned house, 2 (2012), a new acquisition which goes on display at the Artist Rooms in Tate Modern, London 

Y JANUARY 11.  Undated handout photo issued by the Natural History Museum of  "Warrior of the grassland", by Anup Deodhar from India, showing a fan-throated lizard, which featured in the final the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 11, 2016. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Photographer. Photo credit should read: Anup Deodhar/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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A fan-throated lizard, which features in the final of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award at The Natural History Museum in London 

People interact with the "invigorated" room at the Museum of Feeling

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People interact with the “invigorated” room at the Museum of Feelings, a pop-up installation in New York 

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Sotheby’s staff carry the painting ‘The Lock’ by John Constable. It is estimated to sell between £8-12 million at Sotheby’s London, Old Masters & British Paintings Evening sale on December 9 

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution exhibition

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Workmen install the Portrait of Charles II in Coronation Robes by John Michael Wright at the National Maritime Museum , London, which is the largest object in their forthcoming exhibition Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution.

Rigger Drystan Brod works in the arena at London s Royal Albert Hall for the venue's bi-annual maintenance week, sandwiched between the Last Night of the Proms and the upcoming autumn programme of rock and pop, classical music and film

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Rigger Drystan Brod works in the arena at London s Royal Albert Hall for the venue’s bi-annual maintenance week, sandwiched between the Last Night of the Proms and the upcoming autumn programme of rock and pop, classical music and film

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses for photographers with one of his pieces at his exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The exhibition opens to the public on September 19th

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses with one of his pieces at his exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Tuesday. The exhibition opens to the public on September 19th

People view 'Tower of Babel' by artist Barnaby Barford, a six metre tall ceramic sculpture composed of 3,000 individual pieces depicting genuine London shop fronts displayed in the V&A Museum's Medieval land Renaissance Galleries

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People view ‘Tower of Babel’ by artist Barnaby Barford, a six metre tall ceramic sculpture composed of 3,000 individual pieces depicting genuine London shop fronts displayed in the V&A Museum’s Medieval land Renaissance Galleries

"Rain Room" Comes To Shanghai...SHANGHAI, CHINA - AUGUST 31: (CHINA OUT) A visitor walks through and experiences "Rain Room" at Shanghai Yuz Museum on August 31, 2105 in Shanghai, China. Rain Room (2012), a large-scale environment by Random International, is presented at The Museum of Modern Art from May 12 to July 28, 2013, as part of EXPO 1: New York. Rain Room consists of a field of falling water that visitors may walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain. The work also invites visitors to explore what role science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment. Using digital technology, Rain Room is a carefully choreographed downpour°™a monumental work that encourages people to become performers on an unexpected stage, while creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation. It comes to China now and will be exhibited at Shanghai Yuz Museum from September 1 to December 31 for four months. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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A visitor walks through and experiences “Rain Room” at Shanghai Yuz Museum in Shanghai, China. Rain Room (2012), a large-scale environment by Random International, visitors may walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain. The work also invites visitors to explore what role science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilising our environment. 

A woman attacked by seagulls piece by Banksy, during the press view for the artist s biggest show to date, entitled 'Dismaland', at Tropicana in Western-super-Mare, Somerset.

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A woman attacked by seagulls piece by Banksy, during the press view for the artist’s biggest show to date, entitled ‘Dismaland’, at Tropicana in Western-super-Mare, Somerset