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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 Read more

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. Read more

An Indian artisan works on an unfinished...An Indian artisan works on an unfinished clay idol of the Hindu Godess 'Durga' at a workshed in Bangalore on September 30, 2013,  in preparation for forthcoming Dasara Festival celebrations. "Dasara", derived from the Sanskrit Dasha-hara meaning "remover of bad fate", is among the most important festivals celebrated by the Hindus in India. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRANManjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

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An artisan in India works on an unfinished clay idol of the Hindu Goddess Durga at a workshop in Bangalore. It is in preparation for the forthcoming Dussehra festival. Dussehra, derived from the Sanskrit Dasha-hara, meaning “remover of bad fate”, is among the most important celebrations in the Hindus religious calendar

An Indian artist prepares idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Ganesh Chaturthi, which begins from Sept. 9, is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshiped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

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An Indian artist prepares idols of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The celebration, which begins on September 9, marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, who is widely worshipped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Read more

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

Belgian artist Van Landeghem uses a needle to attach hair to the head of one of her life-like "Reborn Baby" dolls at her workshop called "La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea" in La Louviere,

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Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem attaches hair to the head of one of her Reborn Baby dolls at her workshop, which she calls La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea, in La Louvière, southern Belgium. Reborn Babies are life-like baby dolls that have become popular mainly with collectors, but also with grieving parents and nostalgic grandparents. The dolls are created from a kit composed of limbs and head made from vinyl and a trunk made from fabric. They are given several coats of paint to create the skin tone of newborn babies and natural-looking hair and eyelashes. They are also weighted to make them feel as heavy as human babies when carried. The price ranges from hundreds to thousands of euros and the babies take about 25 hours to assemble, depending on the level of precision requested by people who “adopt” the dolls.

Visitors look at a scaled replica of the rubber duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman as employees try to pull it upright on a lake at a park in Shenyang...Visitors look at a scaled replica of the rubber duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman as employees try to pull it upright on a lake at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province June 9, 2013. The 13-metre-tall and 15-metre-long replica was set up on Sunday for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, local media reported.

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Visitors look at a scaled replica of a rubber duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman as employees try to pull it upright on a lake at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The replica – 13 metres tall and 15 metres long – was set up on Sunday for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, local media reported.

Anish Kapoor in Berlin

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Indian Artist Anish Kapoor stands inside his sculpture ’1st Body’ in his exhibition ‘Kapoor In Berlin’ at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin, Friday. The exhibition will run from May 18, until Nov. 24, 2013.

Hong Kong Ai Weiwei

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Point of discussion: staff chat in front of the latest sculpture installation from Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident artist. His “Baby Formula” forms a map of China with cans of milk powder at an exhibition in Hong Kong. Mr Ai’s work was inspired by the scandal over melamine-tainted milk powder in China in 2008, which was reported to have affected nearly 300,000 children and caused six babies to die from kidney problems

DemonstratioChinese farmer Yang Chuanye paints a charcoal portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping...Chinese farmer Yang Chuanye paints a charcoal portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Jishan county, Shanxi province, May 13, 2013. Yang, 62, started practicing charcoal painting when he was 20. Apart from painting portraits of former and current Chinese leaders, Yang also paints portraits of deceased people from his county as well as neighbouring counties. Picture taken May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. N

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Yang Chuanye, a farmer, paints a charcoal portrait of Xi Jinping, president of China, in Jishan County, Shanxi province. Mr Yang, 62, has been practicing charcoal painting since the age of 20. Mr Yang specialises in painting portraits of former and present Chinese leaders Read more