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John Nation, a guide from Bristol Street Art Tours shows a piece of street art as part of the ongoing Upfest 2015 festival being held in Bedminster on Monday. The three-day annual event – which started in 2008 and is said to be the largest free street art and graffiti festival in Europe, now attracts more than 250 artists from 25 countries to paint live on walls and surfaces around Bedminster and Southville areas of the city of Bristol.
An Israeli man walks past a concrete protective shelter painted by Israeli artist Eliasaf Myara in the village of Shokeda, located a few kilometers from the border with the Gaza Strip. July 8 marks one year since the 2014 Gaza conflict
Luisa Avietti puts the finishing touches to a mural of Ed Sheeran made out of 13,000 ticket stubs, which has been created by StubHub to celebrate the British singer being revealed as the hottest act appearing in the UK this summer, in London’s Russell Square
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A member of staff holds ‘Tete au masque’ a ceramic plate by Pablo Picasso, estimated between 6000-8000), in front of Claude Monet’s 1914-1917 piece ‘Iris mauves’, estimated at between 6-9 million, at Christie’s King Street auction house on Friday in London, England
Women look at an art installation of dresses, named “Thinking of You” by Kosovo-born, London-based artist Alketa Mrripa-Xhafa, in Pristina, Kosovo. Dresses and skirts donated by Cherie Blair and Rita Ora were among 5,000 pegged to washing lines in a Kosovo stadium on Friday in the art installation drawing attention to the stigma suffered by victims of wartime sexual violence. While there are no precise figures of the number of women and girls raped or subjected to sexual violence during Kosovo’s 1998-99 war, non-governmental organizations say it may run to the thousands.
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Two gallery assistants pose with ‘$, 2001′ an installation by Tim Noble and Sue Webster which is going on show at Sotheby’s with an estimated value of £100,000- £150,000 on Monday in London, England
‘Homeless Person 1991′ at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, a lifelike sculpture by Duane Hanson whose work will be on display at the gallery between June 2 and September 13 2015 as part of the Serpentine Galleries’ Summer Exhibitions, in London
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Emily Binks poses at the preview for the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her sculpture made using furniture she found abandoned. The attractions at this year’s Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show include a giant skull flanked by cut-outs of comedians, a refuge made from unwanted sofas and kitsch curtains poking fun at the education system
David Hockney presents his new body of work at the Annely Juda gallery, Mayfair, London on Thursday
A woman runs past artwork of a large hand on a wall in central London, UK, on Monday
A woman walks past a piece of street art depicting a pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in north London. The Duchess is due to give birth to her second child in the next few days.
Workers clean the windows of an office building above panda installations, in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. About 280 panda installations were displayed at a square outside a shopping mall
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
A woman walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, east London
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”
A Palestinian woman paints during activities to mark Land Day in Gaza City on Monday. Land Day is the annual commemoration of protests in 1976 against Israel’s appropriation of Arab-owned land in the Galilee
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.
Teachers select and grade paintings done by candidates taking part in an entrance examination at The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province
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.