Arts and Entertainment Picasso's 'Man with Opera Hat' is being auctioned online for €100 in association with Sotheby's

A 25-year-old American, who paid €100 for his raffle ticket, said he had been looking for a picture to hang on his living room

A limestone carving by US artist William Edmondson

Frieze, Regent's Park, London

If the work doesn't grab you, there's always the bin ...

Police are investigating after a painting by the great 20th century abstract artist Mark Rothko was defaced at the Tate Modern in London today.

Art attacks: From pissing in Duchamp's 'Fountain' to defacing a Rothko

The person who wandered into Tate Modern and brazenly scrawled on a Rothko at the weekend committed a totally unoriginal form of art protest.

Great Works: Dark Torso, 1986, By Ewen Henderson

Private collection

Export bar on Picasso's 'Child with a Dove' gives UK buyers time

The Government has put a temporary export bar on an early work by Pablo Picasso in a bid to keep it in the country.

John Constable's The Lock was sent for auction by Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza

Aristocrats at war over £22m sale of Constable painting

The sale of one of John Constable's finest works, an idyllic depiction of rural Suffolk, has provoked a bitter dispute in one of Europe's most flamboyant aristocratic families.

Christie's to showcase £200m of Constable, Renoir and Bacon masterpieces

Masterpieces by the likes of Constable, Renoir and Bacon, together valued at more than £200 million, were assembled today for a free temporary exhibition.

Portfolio: Lee Miller

Pablo Picasso, the painter, sculptor, founder of Cubism and creator of some 25,000 works of art, was also, it seems, something of a clown.

On the road in Ibiza: Drawn to the good life as inspiration kicks in

Today a few fellow travellers and I are taking part in an art class in the cute garden studio of Can Amonita, a quiet Ibicencan villa in the north of the island overlooking the San Juan valley. It is stunningly hot and I am glad to be inside, standing at a giant easel with a smooth piece of charcoal in hand, pretending I'll be able to draw the heavily pregnant naked woman in front of me.

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A version of Edvard Munch's classic masterpiece The Scream has fetched a record-breaking $119.9 million (£74 million), making it the most expensive work of art to be sold at auction.

Picture perfect: a mural of Picasso's work

Guernica: A brush with history

The bombing of Guernica 75 years ago inspired one of Picasso's best-known works. Now, visitors to this iconic part of Spain's Basque Country will discover a town devoted to peace

Taking Time, Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

French artists of the ancien régime were rarely given to intimate, everyday studies – which is why Chardin's boys at leisure are so enticingly mysterious

Body beautiful: 'Assembly of Figures VII' (1964) by Keith Vaughan

A pioneering Modernist who's in the frame again

He committed suicide forgotten, but Keith Vaughan is a master, says Adrian Hamilton

Pablo Picasso - La Lecture: £25.2m

Art world's big spenders help Sotheby's to a billion-pound year

It might seem that everything is crashing down around us in Austerity Britain, but judging by the bumper sales figures disclosed by one London auction house, now could be the perfect time to cash in on those artistic masterpieces gathering dust in your attic.

Lindi Ortega, The Borderline, London

Wow. On record, the slender Canadian comes across as a fairly conventional country singer, lamenting her achy breaky heart (“Dying of Another Broken Heart”) and her own dirty deception (“Little Lie”). It’s not material designed – unlike Bonnie Prince Billy and Jim White – to scare the horses.

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