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The long unseen portrait of artist Lucian Freud by his close friend Francis Bacon, estimated at more than £35 million (€41 million) is the central piece of a Sotheby's art sale on 29 June
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Indonesian painter prepares exhibition of his 100 smallest paintings
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Iconic Jeff Koons sculpture expected to sell for millions for Ukraine
An iconic sculpture by world famous artist Jeff Koons is being auctioned to raise funds for humanitarian aid in Ukraine. But how much is the sculpture expected to go for?
The artist is sorta present: how VR is changing art
In his latest piece, Albert Oehlen asks viewers to enter his studio via VR and watch him draw a new work. The eerie experience gets you up close and personal without ever being near another actual person.
Art Basel 2022: Here's what's being showcased at the Swiss art fair
From NFTs, to virtual reality experiences, to enormous installations, what's on offer at this year's Art Basel?
'Life that was': Experts restore historic synagogues in Venice ghetto
Venice’s ghetto dates from 1516 when the republic forced the city's Jewish residents into isolation in the district where the old foundries, or “geti”, had been located.
Norway's national museum and new home for 'The Scream' opens in Oslo
Norway's new national museum gets a royal opening in Oslo and becomes the Nordic region's largest cultural building.
Palestinians swim in Mediterranean sea off a beach in Gaza's Beit Lahia
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Colonialism and restitution explored at this year's Berlin Biennale
The 12th edition of the Berlin Biennale art show has opened in the German capital. This year's edition is called "Still Present!" with the focus on artists from countries in the East.
London Serpentine gallery unveils spectacular 'Black Chapel' pavilion
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Man who was "mad at his girl" smashes $5 million of art in US museum
21-year-old man Brian Hernandez told the police he was upset "at his girl" when he broke into the Dallas Museum of Art through a window and smashed millennia-old artworks valued at millions.
Meet the artist protecting marine life with underwater sculptures
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Platinum Jubilee to feature puppets of the 'Queen's favourites'
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Cuban artists stand trial for government critique
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Beached ‘whale’ shocks locals in UK coastal town
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