Travel Water feature: a canal view

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Catlin Art Prize: Young, gifted, and British

Watch out Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin: British art has some new rising stars if the shortlist for this year's Catlin Art Prize is any guide. The award's curator, Justin Hammond, has selected 10 new talents who, he says, show "real potential to make a significant mark in the next decade". Their work is to be showcased from 3 to 25 May at a new exhibition at the Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, east London. The winner of the £5,000 prize will be announced on 16 May.

Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ which Sotheby’s are selling in New York

Edvard Munch's Scream goes on show in London

The only privately-owned version of Edvard Munch's classic masterpiece The Scream has gone on show in London for the first time before it is sold at auction in New York.

One of Hirst's sought-after Spot paintings catches a visitor's eye at Tate Modern

Damien Hirst, Tate Modern, London
Gillian Wearing, Whitechapel Gallery, London

As the young Turks come of age, two shows reveal that their mature selves can be both nasty and nice

<i>Bridge (White Curve - Green and Yellow Bus)</i> by Tim Davies (2009-11)

Artists' Postcards: A Compendium, By Jeremy Cooper

Of interest to students of art and deltiologists (collectors of postcards) alike, Jeremy Cooper's extensively illustrated book provides the first critical study of the place of the humble postcard in the history of art.

Great Works: Diana and Callisto, 1556-59 (188cm x 206cm), Titian

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh National Gallery, London

From Winehouse to Westwood: Sgt Pepper mk II

It is one of the most distinctive album covers in British pop music history, featuring some of the most iconic faces of its day.

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.

Pablo Picasso - La Lecture: £25.2m

Do I hear a billion? Sotheby's sales surge as art market bucks downturn

It might seem like everything is crashing down around us in Austerity Britain, but judging by the bumper-billion-pound sales figures disclosed by one London auction house, it appears now is the perfect time to cash in on those artistic masterpieces you've left gathering dust in your attic.

Painter of Silence, By Georgina Harding

Georgina Harding's third novel is deeply and patiently concerned with a principal character who can neither hear nor speak. Augustin, the only child of Paraschiva, the cook on the Valeanu family estate at Poiana in the Romanian countryside, is discovered early in his life to have a remarkable gift for drawing.

Great Works: Woman with Bicycle, 1952-3 (194.3cm x 124.5cm), Willem de Kooning

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
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