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Jim Lambie welcomes me to his poetry club by announcing: "This is an artwork. It is also my studio, for today, at least." The space, open for two years, sits underneath the Glasgow railway arches and hosts a series of events – music, literary, film and poetry. "It is a private-public space. I get to make this piece of sculpture and people come and hang out inside," he says,

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Portfolio: Alessandro Gandolfi's images of teenage girls who ride the waves along Gaza's 25 miles of Mediterranean coastline

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The Sotheby's exhibition, which has not been approved by the artist, will showcase over 70 of his print works

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