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As the temperatures dip, the birds need our help. We round-up the most innovative (and occasionally bonkers) feeders and houses for our feathered friends

Tuakaza's pool is perfect for cooling off in

B&B and Beyond: Tuakaza, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The home-from-home ambience and secluded location of this hillside guesthouse make you feel like a local

British artist Damien Hirst's work is sub-prime

Julian Spalding: Damien Hirsts are the sub-prime of the art world

If you are unfortunate enough to have acquired any Hirsts, sell them before they become worthless

Keith Vaughan's <i>Standing Figure, Kouros</i> (1960)

Keith Vaughan, Pallant House, Chichester

Here is a fine painter at his finest – whose pictures, despite their bulk, show humanity at its frailest in an overwhelming landscape

'Housing and Shipyard, Wallsend, Tyneside, 1975'

Still lives: Chris Killip's images of Northern working life chronicle and define a bygone era

Chris Killip and I are looking at the same photographs. But we are seeing different things. They are dense, vivid, solid, black-and-white images of working people in the North of England in the Seventies and Eighties. To me they speak of a grim, bleak, alienated breed – unsmiling, ground-down, resigned or even perhaps crushed and defeated. To him they celebrate the resilience of the human spirit.

Heads up: Damien Hirst

Still a Sensation? A chance to reassess Hirst's 'greatest hits'

Contemporary Art Society to stage leap day fundraiser

The Contemporary Art Society, a leading light for the promotion of modern art in Britain, is tomorrow auctioning off 44 works by some of the biggest names in the art world, including Paula Rego, Spencer Tunick and Bob & Roberta Smith.

How Scalado's Remove app will apparently work

Will Dean's Ideas Factory: 'Get out of the shot, before I get you out of the shot'

Been to the Acropolis or Pisa or maybe Paris and found your holiday snapshot ruined by the bustling crowds?

Picture preview: Charline von Heyl, Tate Liverpool

An exhibition of the work of New York-based artist Charline von Heyl will open at the Tate Liverpool tomorrow.

This version of The Scream was painted in 1895 as the central part of Edvard Munch's Frieze of Life series

Modernist icon 'The Scream' may sell for £50 million

Sotheby's is to auction the only privately-owned version of Edvard Munch's painting. Nick Clark

This version of The Scream was painted in 1895 as the central part of Edvard Munch's Frieze of Life series

The Scream expected to fetch $80m at auction

'Mona Lisa of the Modern era' goes on sale – and it's making a big noise in the art world

Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream predicted to fetch £50m-plus at auction

A version of Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream is to go on display in London in April before being auctioned in New York the following month.

JMW Turner's 'Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth' (1842)

Turner: On the crest of a wave

Turner and the Elements is exhibiting in Margate. It shows perfectly the artist's genius for capturing the power of nature, says Adrian Hamilton

Mike Kelley: Musician and mixed-media artist

Mike Kelley, who died on or around 31 January, was an artist and musician who became a major figure in the US art world. His work involved found objects, textile banners, drawings, assemblage, collage, performance and video. He was found dead at his home in South Pasadena, near Los Angeles, and appeared to have taken his own life. A friend told investigators that Kelley had been depressed because he had recently broken up with his girlfriend, but no note was found.

Guernica was commissioned by the Republican government, after the Basque city was bombed in the civil war

The Picasso that's been in the wars

He painted Guernica to expose General Franco's tyranny, and refused to let it return home until the dictator was dead. Now it's showing the scars of its global tour, say Alasdair Fotheringham and Enjoli Liston

Graham Sutherland: 'Twisted Tree Form (1944)'

Graham Sutherland: An Unfinished World, Modern Art, Oxford
The Mystery of Appearance: Conversations Between Ten British Post-war Painters, Haunch of Venison, London

Sutherland is one of many mid-20th-century artists storming back into fashion at galleries and in salerooms alike

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