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

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

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<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

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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

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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.

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

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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.

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