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Julie Blackmon: Fake Weather – in pictures

The Missouri-based photographer’s staged scenes and street scenes offer a glimpse into an unpolished and surreal side of contemporary AmericaRobert Mann Gallery, New York Continue reading...

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Marcel Duchamp's moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

Duchamp reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci’s classic painting includes a beard and moustacheOne of Marcel Duchamp’s reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold for €632

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Horn trimming rhinos in South Africa – in pictures

Rhino farmers in South Africa dehorn their rhinos to discourage poaching and protect the endangered species, but breeding and dehorning rhinos also creates a potential cash crop. It drives an debate about animal welfare and whether an ethical solution has

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The Chapmans go to war, photographers turn feral and Cézanne blows us away

Gateshead has a dream, Paris gets a sex sculpture and digital artists hack the gallery system – all in your weekly dispatchCézanne PortraitsThe searching and profound portraits of Paul Cézanne are the greatest painted in modern times.•

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Tim Storrier wins Doug Moran prize for portrait of McLean Edwards

Storrier’s The Lunar Savant wins $150,000 national portrait prize and Dagmar Cyrulla’s self-portrait highly commendedThe artist Tim Storrier has won the $150,000 Doug Moran national portrait prize for The Lunar Savant, his painting of the ar

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Barack Obama chooses artist Kehinde Wiley to produce official presidential portrait

Artists is known for his vibrant portrayals of young African-Americans set against colourful Baroque backdrops

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Re-enactors enjoy the 25th Railway in Wartime event – in pictures

Second world war re-enactors flocked to Pickering in North Yorkshire for the three-day event featuring heritage steam and diesel locomotives and wartime vehicle parades at stations along the North Yorkshire Moors railway line Continue reading...

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First Generation: France's Afro-French women

First Generation, a project by Carolina Arantes documenting France’s Afro-French women, is the winner of this year’s Firecracker Photographic Grant. The project follows the descendants of Africans who moved to France between 1975 and 1980, w

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