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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, 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. Read more

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 Read more

"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. Read more

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 Read more