Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China.
A visitor poses as she views Song for Coal, a large-scale kaleidoscopic projection inside St. Bartholomews Chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, England. The new work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson explores the physical and cultural properties of coal and its history in the formation of Yorkshire, the landscape and it’s people.
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Guests look at the exhibits on show at the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s World of Wearable Art (WOW) exhibition opening at Auckland Museum on Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand.
An employee of the Christie’s auction house looks at the Allen Jones sculpture “Enchanteresse”, painted bronze and leather on a steel base at their premises in London on Monday
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People walk and cycle past the giant sculpture etitled “Popped up”, on the banks of the Danube River in Ulm, Germany. The giant was made by Ervin Herve-Loranth for the Art Market Budapest 2014 – an international contemporary art fair
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John Mould, who has worked at Hampton Court Palace for more than 50 years, removes the first of 888,246 hand-made poppies, representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in the first world war, at the Tower of London on Wednesday in London, England
Royal College of Art employee Honour Bayes adjusts John Pasche’s 1971 lips and tongue logo, which was commissioned by Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones while the artist was still a student at the college, as part of the Graphics RCA: Fifty Years exhibition in central London
A poster showing Hong Kong‘s Chief Executive C.Y. Leung is seen on a wall at the Occupy Central protest site in the Admiralty District in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The protest site is full of artwork, changing daily as new pieces are put up across the walls outside Hong Kong’s Government Complex.
Competitors show their tattoos at the MBK Tattoo Contest 2014 in a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand.
Employees of Vienna’s Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) adjust the painting “Infant Balthasar Charles with a Dwarf” by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez, prior to the opening of the major exhibition “Velazquez” in Vienna.
A Palestinian boy looks at statues made of fibreglass and covered with clay in the east of Gaza City, by Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah. They depict his countrymen fleeing their houses from Israeli shelling during the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.
A man walks past a graffiti of Sausage, a stray dog, painted by street artists Smart, N_Grams and Martinez in Athens on Monday. The ginger mongrel, called Loukanikos, found fame after appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece’s debt crisis, has died of a heart attack
Children play at the opening of artist Carsten Holler’s installation ‘Gartenkinder’, in which he has transformed the Gagosian Gallery’s stand at Frieze into a children’s playground, at Regent’s Park in London, England. Artist Carsten Holler has transformed Gagosian’s Frieze stand into a giant playground, which includes, amongst other things, a giant dice you can crawl in and out of, a life-like toy octopus and a giant squishy mushroom that rocks.
A visitor views a major new installation titled ‘I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language’ by Richard Tuttle in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern, London
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A visitor stands in front of a piece of work entitled Eternal Beauty by artist Tenpoint Dis/Order during an exhibition of Ukrainian art at Saatchi Gallery on Wednesday in London, England. The exhibition ‘Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now’ runs until November 3
A mother and child pass graffiti in Russia’s far-eastern city of Vladivostok that bears a message against the conflict in the eastern regions of Ukraine. The graffiti reads: “No to war in Ukraine”.
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Guy Howard-Evans inspects the final installation of Barlach’s ‘Hovering Angel’ sculpture at the British Museum on Friday in London, England. The piece by Ernst Barlach is his memorial to those killed in the First World War and forms part of the museum’s ‘Germany: Memories of a Nation’ exhibition which opens on October 16th until January 25th
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Victoria & Albert Museum technical service member Andy Monks cleans the Rotunda Chandelier by Dale Chihuly to complete the cleaning of the Dome in the Museum’s Grand Entrance in Cromwell Road, west London.
A couple pass in front of a mural of a Muslim woman painted on a wall in an inner city suburb of Sydney on Thursday. Australian military jets are to join in the US-led air war against the Islamic State group in Iraq, conducting refuelling and support missions
Van Gogh’s ‘Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ seen here at Sotheby’s in London. It is expected to fetch between $30m – $50m when it goes to auction in New York in November at Sotheby’s Impressionist sale.