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Christo's oil-barrel Mastaba dreams materialise in France

For 30 years, Bulgarian-born artist Christo has wanted to build a monumental ‘Mastaba’ – a type of ancient Egyptian tomb – out of oil barrels in the desert of Abu…

For 30 years, Bulgarian-born artist Christo has wanted to build a monumental ‘Mastaba’ – a type of ancient Egyptian tomb – out of oil barrels in the desert of Abu…

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Inside New York's newest art museum

The Met Breuer, which showcases modern and contemporary art, opens its doors to the public on March 18.

The Met Breuer, which showcases modern and contemporary art, opens its doors to the public on March 18.

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Paris Rodin Museum reopens after facelift

After three years and sixteen million euros of renovation work, Paris’ famous Rodin Museum is finally reopening on the artist’s birthday. Many of

After three years and sixteen million euros of renovation work, Paris’ famous Rodin Museum is finally reopening on the artist’s birthday. Many of

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Rare Goya exhibition on show at London's National Gallery

A rare exhibition of portraits by Francisco Goya-, including some works hardly ever seen outside of Spain, is on show at London’s National Gallery

A rare exhibition of portraits by Francisco Goya-, including some works hardly ever seen outside of Spain, is on show at London’s National Gallery

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MoMA showcases Picasso the sculptor

An entire floor of New York’s Museum of Modern Art is being devoted to the sculptures of Pablo Picasso in the first exhibition of its kind in nearly

An entire floor of New York’s Museum of Modern Art is being devoted to the sculptures of Pablo Picasso in the first exhibition of its kind in nearly

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A master of illusion makes London's Covent Garden float

Since the start of October, London’s historic Covent Garden market appears to be floating in mid-air. The art installation is the latest work of

Since the start of October, London’s historic Covent Garden market appears to be floating in mid-air. The art installation is the latest work of

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Malevich at London's Tate Modern

In 1915 when Kazimir Malevich painted a black square on a square white canvas, he shocked the art world and kick started a whole new approach to

In 1915 when Kazimir Malevich painted a black square on a square white canvas, he shocked the art world and kick started a whole new approach to

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East meets West at Hong Kong art show

East meets West at the Art Basel show in Hong Kong. Long-known as an international financial hub, Hong Kong is now competing with New York and

East meets West at the Art Basel show in Hong Kong. Long-known as an international financial hub, Hong Kong is now competing with New York and

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Francis Bacon triptych of Lucian Freud tipped to break sale records

A Francis Bacon triptych of his friend Lucian Freud is expected to break sale records at an auction this autumn. “Three Studies of Lucian Freud”

A Francis Bacon triptych of his friend Lucian Freud is expected to break sale records at an auction this autumn. “Three Studies of Lucian Freud”

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Giant lantern made from plastic bottles in Hong Kong

A big dome-shaped lantern built with 7,000 recycled water bottles takes centre stage in Hong Kong in an annual festival that celebrates the night

A big dome-shaped lantern built with 7,000 recycled water bottles takes centre stage in Hong Kong in an annual festival that celebrates the night

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Missing Miro sketch discovered in box at transport company

A sketch by the artist Joan Miro which disappeared a year and a half ago in Mallorca has been found – inside a box at a transport company. The

A sketch by the artist Joan Miro which disappeared a year and a half ago in Mallorca has been found – inside a box at a transport company. The

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'Tales in the Sand' in Israel

Sand sculptures representing heroes out of fairy tales and the bible were on show for visitors of a Tel Aviv museum. International artists from the

Sand sculptures representing heroes out of fairy tales and the bible were on show for visitors of a Tel Aviv museum. International artists from the

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Christie's modern art sale in New York

Modern French masterpieces – including ‘Le Petit Pâtissier’ by Chaïm Soutine and André Derain’s ‘Madame Matisse au kimono’ – took centre stage at a

Modern French masterpieces – including ‘Le Petit Pâtissier’ by Chaïm Soutine and André Derain’s ‘Madame Matisse au kimono’ – took centre stage at a

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Sotheby's sale proves there is life in fine art yet

A portrait of his muse and mistress by Pablo Picasso has sold for the equivalent of 33 million euros at auction in London. The 1932 work came ahead

A portrait of his muse and mistress by Pablo Picasso has sold for the equivalent of 33 million euros at auction in London. The 1932 work came ahead

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Moscow exhibition asks how you perceive women in the world

Women in the world, at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. It is a major exhibition that depicts the complex image of a woman in our world today. The

Women in the world, at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. It is a major exhibition that depicts the complex image of a woman in our world today. The

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Mixed reactions to Brussels modern art Christmas tree

Despite a petition against it signed by thousands of people, the electronic Christmas tree has gone up in Brussels and is causing a mixture of

Despite a petition against it signed by thousands of people, the electronic Christmas tree has gone up in Brussels and is causing a mixture of

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Many are not fans of Brussels' modern art Christmas tree

A petition calling for a real Christmas tree in Brussels’ Grand Place has attracted 10,000 signatures. Angering traditionalists, the Belgian

A petition calling for a real Christmas tree in Brussels’ Grand Place has attracted 10,000 signatures. Angering traditionalists, the Belgian

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Arab art show for Institut's 25th birthday

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris is exhibiting the work of 40 well-known artists from the Arab world.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris is exhibiting the work of 40 well-known artists from the Arab world.

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Над Дніпром засяяло нове "Сонце"

У Дніпропетровську з’явилося друге “сонце”. Арт-об’єкт «Дніпропетровський світанок» прикрашатиме новий металургійний комплекс, який відмовився від

У Дніпропетровську з’явилося друге “сонце”. Арт-об’єкт «Дніпропетровський світанок» прикрашатиме новий металургійний комплекс, який відмовився від

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London double decker's push-ups

Ahead of the London Olympic Games, even the traditional London double decker buses were getting excited. Czech artist David Cerny unveiled his

Ahead of the London Olympic Games, even the traditional London double decker buses were getting excited. Czech artist David Cerny unveiled his

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Citihenge art sculpture marks Summer Solstice

A surprising sculpture, nicknamed Citihenge, took a team led by sculptor Tommy Gun three months to create using 18 scrap cars and was in place for

A surprising sculpture, nicknamed Citihenge, took a team led by sculptor Tommy Gun three months to create using 18 scrap cars and was in place for

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A modern eye on Edvard Munch

An exhibition of the works by Edvard Munch has opened in Paris before it moves to other cities in Germany and London. Edvard Munch, “The Modern

An exhibition of the works by Edvard Munch has opened in Paris before it moves to other cities in Germany and London. Edvard Munch, “The Modern

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Joan Miro - poetic painter

A new exhibition has opened at Bard Fortress in the north of Italy. ‘Joan Miro – Poem’ features 190 different works, including designs, lithographs

A new exhibition has opened at Bard Fortress in the north of Italy. ‘Joan Miro – Poem’ features 190 different works, including designs, lithographs

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Hidden Art

The American street artist Greg Haberny has come up with a very unique PR idea to raise his profile in Germany. For one week he has been hiding his

The American street artist Greg Haberny has come up with a very unique PR idea to raise his profile in Germany. For one week he has been hiding his

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MoMA show charts dawn of German Expressionism

Graphic images of death, sex and war are on display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in an exhibition on German Expressionism.

Graphic images of death, sex and war are on display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in an exhibition on German Expressionism.