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'Girl with the Pierced Eardrum' is a parody of Vermeer's famous 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

Young Masters Art Prize 2014 shows contemporary art can still learn from the past

The prize also recognises ceramicists for the first time this year

Richard Tuttle's installation in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern

Fanfare for fabric as two major London galleries put textiles in the spotlight

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Paul McCarthy's inflatable sculpture of a Christmas tree is displayed on the Place Vendome in Paris

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Attack comes after artist admits installation was partly inspired by anal sex toy

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Frieze: Co-founder defends 'Ikea for millionaires'

Matthew Slotover rejects criticism that buying art has become little more than rich people showing off their wealth

Brit Awards 2015: Tracey Emin to design trophy

The artist follows in the footsteps of other Brit Award trophy designers including Philip Treacy, Damien Hirst, Peter Blake and Vivienne Westwood

A hand stencil found in a cave in Indonesia, raising new questions about early mankind and the development of art in prehistoric times.

40,000-year-old cave paintings include 'oldest hand stencil known to science'

Drawings in a cave in Borneo have been found to be 30,000 years older than previously thought

Ai Weiwei has been invited to London for the opening of his Royal Academy show next year

Ai Weiwei to come to London for major Royal Academy show (if he gets his passport back)

The honorary Academician has been invited to attend the opening of his first major UK exhibition at the Royal Academy in September

People visit the '12 Labours of Putin' art exhibition marking the 62th birthday of Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin reimagined as Hercules in Moscow exhibition by fan group

One-day exhibition 'The 12 Labours of Putin' was timed to honour the Russian President's 62nd birthday

The National Theatre of Wales comissioned a poem that was painted on to Gladstone Rock

How art was turned to ‘graffiti’ by hot Welsh weather

A four-year National Theatre of Wales project has failed to be washed off by the rain as planned

Artists to pay respects to the revolutionary Marcel Duchamp in new exhibition

The exhibition, which opens this week, now features more than 50 artists, including Peter Blake, Keith Tyson, Gavin Turk, Michael Craig-Martin, Cornelia Parker and David Shrigley

Joan Littlewood thought the British ‘never have enough fun’

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Joy Division photographed around Waterloo Road, Stockport, near Strawberry Studios. The band are Bernard Sumner (guitar and keyboards), Stephen Morris (drums and percussion), Ian Curtis (vocals and occasional guitar), Peter Hook (bass guitar and backing vocals).
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Sean Harris in 'The Goob' film photocall, at the Venice International Film Festival 2014
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Richard Tuttle's installation in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern
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Hunger Games actress Jena Malone has been rumoured to be playing a female Robin in Batman v Superman
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