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French artist Grangeon throws one of his papier-mache pandas at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong airport...French artist Paulo Grangeon throws one of his papier-mache pandas displayed at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong airport June 9, 2014. The installation arrived in the city on Monday, launching the month-long "1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong: Creativity meets Conservation" organized by a local art organiser, according to the official press release.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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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 city, China, 03 June 2014. As many as 100 panda sculptures made of recycled bamboo materials were displayed for citizens at a commercial district in a call for environmental protection.

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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.

Artist Julian Opie Exhibition Opens In Bath...BATH, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  Art technicians Rachel Falber and Sam Roberts from Art Works position two three-dimensional sculptures, 'Reed 1' and 'Delphine 2' by the artist Julian Opie onto plinths inside the Holburne Museum on May 15, 2014 in Bath, England. Considered to be one of the UK's most important and successful contemporary artists, the exhibition, 'Julian Opie: Collected Works', opens next Wednesday and runs until September 14. It will be the artists first one person exhibition for over ten years and will bring together his own works, including several previously unseen works, with pieces from his private collection.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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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.

Vandalised Mark Rothko Work Goes Back On Display After Restoration

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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 in Jerusalem

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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 and his performance partner Jean-Paul Fowler promote the Artist Open Houses part of the Brighton Festival with a street art performance, on the seafront in Brighton

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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 esigned by Brazil's late architect Oscar Niemeyer, and inaugurated in 1970

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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

Sebastiao Salgado...Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado leads a tour of his exhibition "Genesis" on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the National Museum of Singapore. His latest collection of 245 black-and-white photographs taken around the world, untainted by modern life is part of Salgado's premiere solo showcase in Asia.

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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, London. Impressionist and Modern And Contemporary Art sales in New York

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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...A man carries "Schwarze Spitzen" by Wassily Kandinsky from 1937, on display at Christie's auction house in London March 28, 2014. 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. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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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 

In this photo taken on Thursday Feb. 20, 2014, 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.

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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. 

People lay down in a pedestrian zone as part of an art project in remembrance of 528 victims of the "Katzbach" Nazi concentration camp in Frankfurt

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People lay down in a pedestrian zone as part of an art project in remembrance of the 528 victims of the “Katzbach” Nazi concentration camp, in Frankfurt, on Monday

Chinese artist  Zhang Xun  poses in a installation created in a special 3D-technique during a press preview in the exhibition 'You Are The Art' ('Du bist die Kunst') by a Chinese artist group at Augustusburg castle in Augustusburg, Germany, Friday, March 21, 2014. Visitors are invited to take pictures of themselves interacting with the art and to share the results on social networks. The exhibition includes 23 paintings and lasts from  March 22, 2014  to June 22, 2014.

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Chinese artist Zhang Xun poses in a installation created in a special 3D-technique during a press preview in the exhibition ‘You Are The Art’ (‘Du bist die Kunst’) by a Chinese artist group at Augustusburg castle in Augustusburg, Germany. Visitors are invited to take pictures of themselves interacting with the art and to share the results on social networks. The exhibition includes 23 paintings and lasts from Saturday until June 22.

A woman walks amidst chains as she views an art installation near the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow, March 14, 2014.

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A woman walks through an art installation near the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow, on Friday

The Japanese artist, Yoko Ono, poses during the photo call to promotes her retrospective exhibition ''Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show'', at Guggenheim Musseun, in Bilbao northern Spain, Thursday, March 13, 2014. The 81-year old Japanese artist and peace activist, well known for her work in avant-garde art, gained worldwide notoriety as the widow of Beatle's pop group member John Lennon.

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Yoko Ono poses during the photocall to promote her retrospective exhibition, “Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind Show”, at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, northern Spain. The 81-year-old Japanese artist and peace activist is also well known as the widow of Beatles member John Lennon.

New Artwork At Chatsworth House...CHATSWORTH, ENGLAND - MARCH 12 : Artist Michael Craig-Martin with Umbrella (blue) and Umbrella (orange), which is part of a new exhibition of his work at Chatsworth House on March 12, 2014 in Chatsworth, England. Chatsworth House reopens after a winter break on Sunday 16th March

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Artist Michael Craig-Martin with Umbrella (blue) and Umbrella (orange), part of a new exhibition of his work at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England. Chatsworth House reopens on Sunday after a winter break

A light installation titled "Digital Wattle" which is an adaptation from Australia's floral emblem is illuminated with Singapore's financial skyline silhouetted in the background, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Singapore. "Digital Wattle" is a device exploring the interplay between individual ethnic groups co-existing in one city. When the flowers sway gently in the wind, they will slowly change from pure white to different colours to represent the new mix of cultures residing in the city. The iLight Marina Bay exhibition features innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world, displayed along the Singapore river.

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An installation entitled “Digital Wattle”, symbolising Australia’s floral emblem, is illuminated with Singapore’s financial skyline silhouetted in the background. The installation explores the interplay between ethnic groups co-existing in one city; when the flowers sway gently in the wind, they will slowly change from pure white to different colours to represent the new mix of cultures residing in the city. It forms part of the iLight Marina Bay exhibition, which features innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world, displayed along the Singapore river. 

A woman and a child are seen through an art installation in the shape of the horse at a snow covered park in Beijing...A woman and a child are seen through an art installation in the shape of the horse at a snow covered park in Beijing February 7, 2014. Beijing saw this year's first winter sown on Friday. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A woman and a child are seen through an art installation in the shape of the horse at a snow covered park in Beijing. Beijing saw this year’s first winter snow on Friday. 

Richard Deacon...British artist and Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon poses with his sculpture 'Out of Order 2003' at Tate Britain art gallery in London during the launch of the exhibition of his artworks at the gallery, Monday Feb. 3, 2014.

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British artist and 1987 Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon poses with his sculpture ‘Out of Order 2003′ at Tate Britain gallery in London during the launch of an exhibition of his work 

Press Preview For Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Artworks Auction At Christie's...LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30:  A Christie's employee poses in a room with works by Miro at Christie's auction House on January 30, 2014 in London, England. The works make up part of the 'Impressionist and Moden Art' evening sale and 'The Art of the Surreal' evening sale which both take place on February 4, 2014 at Christie's auction house.

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