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A Chelsea Pensioner is seen through New Covent Garden Flower Market's tribute to Queen Elizabeth II - a three metre high profile of the Queen made from over 5,000 cut flowers, during a press day ahead of the Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 23, 2016. See PA story CONSUMER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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A Chelsea Pensioner is seen through New Covent Garden Flower Market’s tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. The three meter high profile of the Queen is designed by Veevers Carter and made from over 5,000 cut flowers during a press day ahead of the Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London 

Greenpeace protesters climb the British Museum in London, in protest against BP's sponsorship of the museum's Sunken Cities exhibition. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 19, 2016. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Protest. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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Greenpeace protesters climb the British Museum in London, in protest against BP’s sponsorship of the museum’s Sunken Cities exhibition

Artists, Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst pose during a photocall to launch the Newport Street Gallery in London with Koon's piece "Play-Doh".

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Artists, Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst pose during a photocall for the exhibition ‘Now’ with Koon’s piece Play-Doh at Newport Street Gallery in London 

People walk past a mural on a restaurant wall depicting US  Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeting each other with a kiss in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius

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People walk past a mural on a restaurant wall depicting US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeting each other with a kiss in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius 

epa05300699 A picture made available on 12 May 2016 shows Chinese sculptor Tian Yongjun working on a Mao Zedong sculpture outside his workshop in Shaoshan, Hunan Province in central China, 29 April 2016. Shaoshan is the hometown of former Communist leader Mao Zedong, popularly known as Chairman Mao. As the 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution approaches on 16 May, there is scant mention of the revolution where millions of intellectuals were persecuted and tortured in a bid to purge Mao's critics in his this small town where he was hailed as a great hero and leader.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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Chinese sculptor Tian Yongjun works on a Mao Zedong sculpture outside his workshop in Shaoshan, China 

A woman walks past street art in Beirut, Lebano

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A woman walks past street art in Beirut, Lebanon

Christie's Unveil Three Important Works From Their Summer Sale...LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28:  (L-R) "Ib and Her Husband" 1992 by Lucian Freud, estimate on request in the region of 18 million pounds, "Portrait of Lucy Long, Mrs George Hardinge" 1778 by Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A, estimate 2-3 million pounds, and "Golden Hours" 1864 by Frederic, Lord Leighton, estimate 3-5 million pounds on April 28, 2016 in London, England. Christie's has unveiled three major paintings spanning three centuries for its Summer Sale to celebrate its 250th Anniversary.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

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Christie’s Unveil Three Important Works From Their Summer Sale, “Ib and Her Husband” 1992 by Lucian Freud, “Portrait of Lucy Long, Mrs George Hardinge” 1778 by Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A, and “Golden Hours” 1864 by Frederic, Lord Leighton, 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

A Sotheby's employee stands infront of a series of portraits of the Mitford Sisters during the pre-auction preview of the personal collection of Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire at Sotheby's

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A Sotheby’s employee stands infront of a series of portraits of the Mitford Sisters during the pre-auction preview of the personal collection of Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire at Sotheby’s

Queen Anne's Gate: Works from the Art Collection of Sting & Trudie Styler...A member of Christie's staff holding Pablo Picasso's Visage aux grands jeux (A.R. 444), with an estimate of £1,200, during the pre-sale exhibition of Queen Anneís Gate: Works from the Art Collection of Sting & Trudie Styler, at the auction house in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 17, 2016. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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A member of Christie’s staff holds Pablo Picasso’s Visage Aux Grands Jeux during the pre-sale exhibition of Queen Anne’s Gate: Works from the Art Collection of Sting & Trudie Styler, at Christies auction house in central London 

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 

A section of "The Travellers" by Cedric Le Borgne is seen suspended above St. James's Square before being illuminated as part of the "Lumiere" festival in London...A section of "The Travellers" by Cedric Le Borgne is seen suspended above St. James's Square before being illuminated as part of the "Lumiere" festival in London, Britain January 14, 2016. The event which takes place over four evenings in the capital sees the illumination of famous landmarks, and the display of artworks by international artists.

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A section of “The Travellers” by Cedric Le Borgne is seen suspended above St. James’s Square before being illuminated as part of the “Lumiere” festival in London, Britain

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 

TOPSHOT - Two men are sitting in front o...TOPSHOT - Two men are sitting in front of a famous graffiti of British street artist Banksy, painted on a wall of a gas station in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX / AFP / THOMAS COEXTHOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

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Two men sitt in front of a graffiti by British street artist Banksy, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem

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 

78-Year Old British Pop Artist Preview New Art Works...LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: An employee poses for a photograph between works by pop artist Allen Jones entitled 'Green Shoes' (C) and 'Red Shoes' (L) and 'Black Shoes' during a press preview for his forthcoming exhibition at the Marlborough Fine Art gallery on November 24, 2015 in London, England. The exhibition, Allen Jones: Colour Matters, is due to run from 25 November to 23 January 2016.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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An employee poses between works by pop artist Allen Jones entitled ‘Green Shoes’ (C) and ‘Red Shoes’ (L) and ‘Black Shoes’ for his forthcoming exhibition which opens on Wednesday at the Marlborough Fine Art gallery, London 

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