Sotheby’s employees hang a painting by David Hockney called ‘Woldgate Woods, 24,25 and 26 October, 2006′ at Sotheby’s auction rooms in London. The painting is estimated to sell for 9 million pounds and will be auctioned in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on November 17. Photo Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
A member of the gallery stands inside a piece called “Passage”, by artist Antony Gormley, which forms part of an exhibition entitled “Fit”, at the White Cube gallery in London Credit: Peter Nicholls/Reuters
The ‘Really Good’, by artist David Shrigley which has become the eleventh sculpture to be installed on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth, in London, Credit: Philip Toscano/PA
Jo Applin from the Courtauld Institute of Art looks at Green Tilework in Live Flesh by Adriana Vareja, which features in a new exhibition, Flesh, at York Art Gallery
Bicycles are seen as part of the installation entitled “Libero” (Freedom) by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy
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An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India
The 2016 Junk Kouture Eastern winner Rebecca McNally wears ‘A Tribute to Ziggy Stardust’ during the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017 contest launch at Charlotte Quay in Dublin. The contest is Ireland’s recycled fashion competition for secondary school students which invites young people to design and create works of fashion art from recyclable materials
Participants climb on an art installation as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gather for the 30th annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada
People walk in front of portraits produced by artist JR for his inside out project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist JR has unveiled numerous art installations across Rio de Janiero celebrating olympic athletes
A young women dressed in cosplay uses her phone at the annual Ani-Com show in Hong Kong. The Ani-Com show is one of the biggest of its kind in Asia, where teenagers and video game lovers go to buy limited editions of toy figures and wear costumes mimicking their favourite comic book heroes
A construction worker moves a traffic cone in front of artwork by Odeith and is part of the 2016 Upfest in Bristol, England. The annual event, which this year helped celebrate 45 years of the Mr Men and Little Miss book series, started in 2008 and is said to be the largest free street art and graffiti festival in Europe.
A woman looks at a painting by Damien Hirst in front of a portrait of David Bowie at Sotheby’s in London
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Members of the Italian Nogravity Dance Company perform “From hell to paradise, Trips of the soul,” at the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater in Bogota, Colombia.
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Dr Sam Alberti, dusts some bicycles during the opening of a major new development at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The National Museum of Scotland today opened ten new galleries devoted to science, art and design, as part of £14.1m project which increased its exhibition space by almost half and putting many treasures from its collections on display for the first time.
Tourists walk through a lantern installation in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, China
A woman views Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1 at Tate Modern in London. It is the first UK exhibition of O’Keefe’s work for over twenty years and opens at Tate Modern on Wednesday
A view from the installation ‘The Floating Piers’ by Bulgarian-born artist Christo Vladimirov Yavachev known as Christo, on the Lake Iseo, northern Italy
A woman walks past a wall of mock-up mobile phones displayed outside an electronics store in downtown Tokyo, Japan. The store owner started this display with a few thousands of mobile phones ten years ago
A woman looks across the Sea of Hands exhibit which is on display as part of National Reconciliation Week for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in central Sydney, Australia
Pieces of designer Issey Miyake’s collection are displayed at the National Art Center in Tokyo, Japan