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A dancer poses with a new installation of art by British graffiti artist Banksy painted on the front door of the Hustler Club in New York 

Steven Cohen...South African artist Steven Cohen poses in the exhibition 'My Joburg - Art Scene Johannesburg' in the Kunsthalle in the Lipsiusbau in†Dresden,†Germany, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. The exhibition by the Dresden†State Art Collections runs from Oct. 26, 2013 until Jan. 5, 2014.

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South African artist Steven Cohen poses at the exhibition “My Joburg – Art Scene Johannesburg” in the Kunsthalle in the Lipsiusbau in Dresden, Germany. The exhibition by the Dresden State Art Collections runs from Saturday until January 5, 2014. 

Artists A.Signl, left, and B.Shanti, second from right, of the artist group Captain Borderline paint their mural   'Surveillance of the fittest' at a wall in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The painting shows an American Bald Eagle with surveillance cameras watching a herd of sheep to draw attention to the spying program of the American National Security Agency. Germany demanded answers to ìall open questionsî about U.S. surveillance Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkelís cellphone, and her chief of staff noted that Washington hasnít denied past snooping.

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Artists A Signl (left) and B Shanti (second from right), of the artist group Captain Borderline, paint a mural “Surveillance of the Fittest” on a wall in Cologne, Germany, to draw attention to the spying programme of the US intelligence services 

A visitor looks at "2 Seated on the Wall with Big Chairs" art works by artist Juan Munoz during the International Contemporary Art Fair at the Grand Palais in Paris...A visitor looks at "2 Seated on the Wall with Big Chairs" art works by artist Juan Munoz during the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) at the Grand Palais in Paris October 23, 2013. The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) will run from October 24 to 27 in the French capital. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)

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A visitor stands in front of ’2 seated on the wall with big chairs’, 2000, by Juan Muñoz during the International Contemporary Art Fair at the Grand Palais in Paris. The fair runs from October 24-27. 

An Indian artist decorates earthenware o...An Indian artist decorates earthenware oil pots or 'diyas' on the outskirts of Hyderabad on October 23, 2013, ahead of the Diwali festival of lights which will be celebrated on November 3 this year. Diyas, which are lit and placed around the home, are in heavy demand during the festival which marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates the time when Hindu God Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana and returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile .AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian artist decorates earthenware oil pots or ‘diyas’ on the outskirts of Hyderabad, ahead of the Diwali festival of lights which will be celebrated on November 3 this year. Diyas, which are lit and placed around the home, are in heavy demand during the festival which marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates the time when Hindu God Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana and returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. 

David Cerny Creates Middle Finger Sculpture On Moldau River...PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 21:  The sculpture with a rude gesture pointed to the Prague Castle, seat of the Czech President Milos Zeman, by Czech artist David Cerny is placed on Moldau river on October 21, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic. David Cerny comments current political situation by his work earlier.  (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Czech artist David Cerny sends a powerful message to his country’s president on Monday with a giant purple hand making an obscene gesture floating on Prague’s Vltava river. Cerny’s gesture comes days before parliamentary elections that could give the communists a taste of power almost 25 years since they were ousted. 

A visitor photographs part of Robert Pruitt's "Safety Cones" at the Frieze Art Fair in central London...A visitor photographs part of Robert Pruitt's "Safety Cones" at the Gavin Brown's Enterprise from New York's stand at the Frieze Art Fair in central London, October 16, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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Robert Pruitt’s “Safety Cones” on display at the Gavin Brown’s Enterprise from New York’s stand at the Frieze Art Fair in central London. 

A Christie's employee looks up at artist Martin Honert's 'Giants' at The Thinking Big auction exhibition at the Sorting Office on Friday in London, England. The Saatchi Gallery and Christies are holding a special auction of major contemporary sculpture and installation to support the Saatchi Gallerys policy for free entry to all exhibitions, and free education programme for schools. Thinking Big features the work of 50 artists who have been shown at the Saatchi Gallery, including 'Young British Artists', such as Tracey Emin and the Chapman brothers, as well as newer talents such as Toby Ziegler, Kader Attia, Conrad Shawcross, Kris Martin and Sterling Ruby.

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A Christie’s employee looks up at artist Martin Honert’s ‘Giants’ at The Thinking Big auction exhibition at the Sorting Office on Friday in London. The Saatchi Gallery and Christies are holding the auction of contemporary sculpture and installation to support the Saatchi Gallery’s policy of free entry to exhibitions. Thinking Big features the work of Tracey Emin and the Chapman brothers, as well as newer talents such as Toby Ziegler and Kader Attia.

The triptych, which has never been seen before in the UK, is being exhibited at Christie s King Street during Frieze Art Week from October 13-18, before being auctioned in New York on November 12.

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The triptych of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon, which has never been seen before in the UK, is being exhibited at Christie’s King Street, London, during Frieze Art Week from October 13-18, before being auctioned in New York on November 12

A woman walks past a gallery's wall bearing the paintings by Song Changqing during the 2013 Beijing 798 Art Festival at the 798 Art Zone in Beijing. The art zone, originally an unused factory, was transformed into a landmark of contemporary art in Beijing in the 1990s. The annual art festival goes on till the 20th October.

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Men stroll past a painting by Chinese artist Yue Minjun, entitled Between Men and Animal, during a Sotheby’s auction preview in Hong Kong. The work is estimated at $644,650 to $1,031,440.

A woman takes a picture of installation 'Realidad' by British artist Sarah Lucas at the Whitechapel gallery in London September 30, 2013.

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A woman takes a picture of installation ‘Realidad’ by British artist Sarah Lucas at the Whitechapel gallery in London.

The Six New Proposed Artworks For The Fourth Plinth Are Unveiled...LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24:  Ekow Eshun, Chair of the judges looks a model of 'Gift Horse' by Hans Haacke as it is unveiled as a proposed design for the Fourth Plinth at  the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Feilds on September 24, 2013 in London, England. The two selected artists will be announced in early 2014, and their works will be unveiled in Trafalgar Square in 2015 and 2016 respectively. (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

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Ekow Eshun, chair of the judges, looks a model of ‘Gift Horse’ by Hans Haacke as it is unveiled as a proposed design for the Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square in London. Two selected artists will be announced in early 2014, and their works will be unveiled in Trafalgar Square in 2015 and 2016 respectively. 

The art project 'Blue Peace Flock' by artists Rainer Bonk and Bertamaria Reetz is pictured in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg...The art project 'Blue Peace Flock' by artists Rainer Bonk and Bertamaria Reetz is pictured in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, September 20, 2013. The installation of 100 blue sheep sculptures symbolizing that 'everyone is equal and everybody is important'  is on display until Sunday.

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The art project Blue Peace Flock by artists Rainer Bonk and Bertamaria Reetz in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, Germany 

"Bedroom in Arles", painted by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh, is put on display next to another version of the same painting, at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Van Gogh is known to have painted three versions of the same subject, his bedroom at 2, Place Lamartine, in Arles, France.

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“Bedroom in Arles”, painted by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh, is put on display next to another version of the same painting at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Van Gogh is known to have painted three versions of his bedroom at 2 Place Lamartine, in Arles, France. The third painting is in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. 

People walk over the installation 'test pattern' (100m version) by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda at the Ruhrtriennale music and arts festival in the Kraftzentrale in Duisburg, Germany, Friday, Aug. 23 2013.

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People walk over the installation “test pattern” (100m version) by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda at the Ruhrtriennale music and arts festival in the Kraftzentrale in Duisburg, Germany, on Friday.

Facade Artists To Perhaps Break Guiness Record...BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 20:  Toucans painted next to apartment windows are among features painted on the facade of the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings as part of a 22,000 square meter mural on August 20, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. A group of artists working for French-based Citecreation painted the facades of the three buildings in imagery inspired by a nearby zoo and in cooperation with the buildings' residents. Citecreation has applied to the Guiness Book of World Records that the mural, which will be officially inaugurated on August 22, be considered as the largest mural on an inhabited building in the world.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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A painting of toucans features on the facade of the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet co-op apartment buildings in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday as part of a 22,000 sq m mural. A group of artists working for French-based Citecreation painted the walls of the three buildings in imagery inspired by a nearby zoo and in co-operation with the buildings’ residents. Citecreation has applied to the Guiness Book of World Records that the mural, which will be officially inaugurated on August 22, be considered as the largest in the world on an inhabited building 

A visitor walks past cut-outs of iconic Eames designed furniture suspended from ceiling at Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition at ArtScience Museum in Singapore...A visitor walks past cut-outs of iconic Eames designed furniture suspended from the ceiling at the Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition at ArtScience Museum in Singapore August 16, 2013. The exhibition, which showcases the life and work of U.S. designers Charles and Ray Eames, features over 100 artefacts including furniture, photos, paintings and films. The exhibition runs from June 29 to January 5, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)

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A visitor on Friday walks past cut-outs of Eames furniture suspended from the ceiling at the Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The exhibition, which showcases the life and work of US designers Charles and Ray Eames, features more than 100 artefacts including furniture, photos, paintings and films. 

Staff member Sophie Lawrenson looks at some of the works on display as part of the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Queens Gallery Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The exhibition will run from 2 August - 10 November.

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Staff member Sophie Lawrenson with part of the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery Palace at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The exhibition runs until November 10.

Young Syrian refugees touch colorful hand prints on a mural that they made on one of the public bathrooms, at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Most of the trailers and tents match the beige color of the swirling sand surrounding the Zaatari refugee camp, home to about 120,000 Syrians who fled the nearly three-year war still gripping the nation. Slowly though, thatís changing with the help of a U.S.-based artist who is leading children haunted by the conflict to paint buildings and walls at the crowded camp with murals expressing their lives and hopes.(AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

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Young Syrian refugees touch colourful hand prints on a mural that they made on one of the public bathrooms at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, on Tuesday. Most of the trailers and tents match the beige colour of the swirling sand surrounding the refugee camp, home to about 120,000 Syrians who fled the two-year civil war. A US-based artist is leading an effort to help children haunted by the conflict to paint buildings and walls at the crowded camp with murals expressing their lives and hopes.