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In a record-breaking year for entries, three artists have been short-listed for the 25th anniversary BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Having proved successful in France, My Art Invest has launched with a Banksy artwork, Daddy's Back, as part of a contemporary gallery space in Shoreditch.
Having initially been refused entry to the army due to extremely poor eyesight, Jack Kipling signed up before he was legally old enough. A postcard hints at his tragic tale.
Christina Broom's photos show London at the outbreak of the First World War - including the son Rudyard Kipling sent to war.
Art Historian Jovan Nicholson will examine the art and lives of Ben and Winifred Nicholson and Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis and William Staite Murray this summer.
From the East End and the Rolling Stones to journeys through Africa and Live Aid, David Bailey's glittering career results in more than 150 portraits, as Emily Beeson finds out.
From Arsenal to Covent Garden, Singaporean photographer Yangchen Lin's Tubographical Transactions offers unusual - and often cheeky - views of the tube.
Photographer Anthony Luvera's portraits of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Brighton have adorned the city alongside a new book.
The National Portrait Gallery brings together photography, film, painting and drawing from all sides of the conflict in a major exploration of the faces of the First World War.
See British photographer Bryan Alexander's spectacular photos of the traditional life of indigenous peoples across the remote Russian Arctic.
From predators to shamanism and Hans Holbein to canaries, a six-section show in Norwich will feature hundreds of representations of birds through the centuries.
Hull curators call for photos of public at play in museum plan to raise smiles with Beryl Cook selfies
Ahead of an exhibition of the works of painter Beryl Cook celebrating the joys of working and playing hard, curators in Hull are calling on the public to join the show.
Fans of 20th and 21st century British painting are in for a treat as the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings reveals the Jerwood Collection in a major exhibition stretching across both floors.
Self-Portrait, a 1640 work which has been bought by an overseas buyer, is likely to have its export bar extended after public donations reached £3.2 million in three months.
Andy Hollingworth, a go-to photographer for some of the billboard grabbers of British comedy, will offer a survey of the stars in the hometown where his studio shots were made.