A couple pass in front of a mural of a Muslim woman painted on a wall in an inner city suburb of Sydney on Thursday. Australian military jets are to join in the US-led air war against the Islamic State group in Iraq, conducting refuelling and support missions
Van Gogh’s ‘Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ seen here at Sotheby’s in London. It is expected to fetch between $30m – $50m when it goes to auction in New York in November at Sotheby’s Impressionist sale.
Artist Nathan Sawaya with one of his exhibits at ‘The Art of the Brick’, an showcase of his Lego sculptures, at the Old Truman Brewery in London.
A gallery assistant stands next to ‘Language of The Birds’ by Anselm Kiefer, which forms part of an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London
Visual artists gather during a rally against the Ebola virus which has been effecting neighboring countries on Thursday, in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast
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Gilbert and George (left) sit in front of ‘City Lights’, which will feature in the Gilbert and George: Scapegoating Pictures for London exhibition at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey
Quentin Blake poses with some of his work at the House of Illustration, the world’s first public gallery and education space dedicated to illustration. The gallery, in the heart of King’s Cross, will open on July 2 with Inside Stories, an exhibition of Blake’s work
Christie’s employee with Giacometti’s “La Main. Christie’s launch their “Masters of the avant-garde” sale in London this morning ahead of the auction on June 24th
A woman sketches in front of a closed restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.
French artist Paulo Grangeon tosses up one of his papier-mache pandas, on display in the arrival hall of Hong Kong airport. The installation arrived in the city on Monday, launching the month-long “1,600 pandas world tour in Hong Kong: Creativity meets conservation”.
A child plays among panda sculptures at an installation in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday. About 100 panda models, made of recycled bamboo, were displayed for citizens at a commercial district to highlight environmental protection issues.
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Two three-dimensional sculptures, ‘Reed 1′ and ‘Delphine 2′ by the artist Julian Opie are placed onto plinths inside the Holburne Museum today. The exhibition, ‘Julian Opie: Collected Works’, opens next Wednesday and runs until September 14.
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Art handlers pose with Mark Rothko’s painting Black On Maroon 1958, after going back on display on Tuesday at the Tate Modern gallery 18 months after it was vandalised with graffiti.
Professional rock climbers work on the art installation “Big Bambu: 5,000 Arms to Hold You” at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on Monday
Venezuelan artist Cristobal Ochoa (R) and his performance partner Jean-Paul Fowler promote the Artist Open Houses part of the Brighton Festival with street art performance “Los conos de madre” (“mother’s cones”), on the seafront on Tuesday
Sculptures of angels by artist Alfredo Ceschiatti hang inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia, Brazil. The cathedral was designed by Brazil’s late architect Oscar Niemeyer, and inaugurated in 1970
Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado leads a tour of his exhibition “Genesis” on Thursday at the National Museum of Singapore. His latest collection of 245 black and white photographs taken around the world is part of his premiere solo showcase in Asia.
Sotheby’s gallery technicians with “Blau”, by Gerhard Richter ($25m-$35m), adjust the canvas in London ahead of impressionist modern and contemporary art sales to be held in New York next month.
A man carries “Schwarze Spitzen” by Wassily Kandinsky from 1937, on display at Christie’s auction house in London. The painting is expected to earn 2.4-3.6 million GB pounds (4-6 million U.S. dollars) when auctioned in New York on May 6
A motorcyclist passes the work ‘Access Control’ by Greek street artist iNO, on central Pireos Street in Athens. Greece has attracted international street artists to its capital, due to the availability of commissioned work and relatively lax anti-graffiti law.