Sotheby’s employees hang the paintings ‘A View of the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge’, left, and ‘A View of the Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica’ by Canaletto at the auction house in London. The paintings are to be auctioned as a pair in the Old Master and British Paintings sale on December 4, with an estimated price of £8m to £12m.
A visitor looks at “Skulls”, an artwork constructed out of 12,444 Lego bricks, during the Art of the Brick exhibition at the Brussels Stock Exchange. The show features large Lego works by US artist Nathan Sawaya and will run until April 21 2014.
“Battle of Trafalgar”, painted by JMW Turner in 1824, will be on display as part of the Turner and Sea exhibition, which opens on Friday at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London.
A model on Wednesday presents a creation from a lingerie collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing.
A sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unworth is displayed as part of Sculptures By The Sea, an exhibition in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition features works by Australian and international artists.
An artisan uses flames to dry a statue of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, in Kolkata, India. Kali Puja, the festival dedicated to the worship of Kali, will be celebrated on November 2.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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 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
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.
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 in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, Germany