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Flat, semi-abstract painting of a full moon over a green garden

Nine highlights from the Rupf Collection at Guggenheim Bilbao

A tour of some of the most impressive modernist and contemporary artworks in a leading Swiss collection, currently on show at the Guggenheim Bilbao for the first time.

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X-ray of painting solves mystery surrounding portrait of Catherine Dickens

Staff at the The Dickens Museum have found themselves swinging from dismay to elation as X-rays have been used to investigate the truth hidden inside a treasured portrait of Catherine Dickens by Daniel Maclise.

a black and white photo of two boys with greased rock and roll haircuts and drapes

How Ken Russell's photos of Teddy Girls and Teddy Boys captured Britain's first teenage tribe

In the post war years Ken Russell travelled the blitzed world of East End estates and fun fairs photographing Teddy Girls and Boys - and captured the birth of the teenager in Britain.

a head and shoulders photo of a young woman with short hair and a pink dress

The Dandy Lion Project: Brighton Photo Biennial's fascinating foray into black male dandyism

Curator Shantrelle P. Lewis on the black dandy phenomenon and her collection of contemporary images of black dandies from Europe, the US and Africa.

a poster with a slogan in red and prints of rifle barrels a bloodied hand prints

Radical poster pioneer Paul Peter Piech celebrated at People's History Museum

A major retrospective of the career of artist, humanitarian and radical poster campaigner Paul Peter Piech opens at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

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Jarvis Cocker curates a new exhibition in London based on his 90s Outsider Art series Journeys to the Outside

Nek Chand, the self-taught Indian who made an 18-acre rock sculpture garden, and St Eom, a visionary from Georgia responsible for a seven-acre artscape, are part of The Gallery of Everything.

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"It holds vast cosmic forces": Shuttle astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman shows up at Scottish town's science-art exhibition

Jeffrey Hoffman, the five-mission shuttle astronaut and savior of the Hubble Space Telescope, was a surprise visitor to the Merz Gallery, in Sanquhar, for its Landscape of Waves exhibition.

a drawing of a rabbit in an astronaut's outfit

Comic artists re imagine Beatrix Potter for 150th Anniversary

To mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter, award-winning comic artists have given their time and talents to reimagine the characters and artwork of Beatrix Potter, with stunning results.

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Gerald Laing: From Andy Warhol and Brigitte Bardot to Amy Winehouse and George W Bush, 21 of the artist's works

The first posthumous exhibition of British Pop artist and sculptor Gerald Laing has just opened at The Fine Art Society on the fifth anniversary of his death.

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10,000 miles on a dream: Keith Cunningham, the Royal College of Art great whose works were left unseen

Unseen Paintings, a new exhibition at London's Hoxton Gallery, is about to reveal some of the works left by artist Keith Cunningham in his studio following his death in 2014, says Mike Dempsey.

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