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A photo of a large dark sculpture of a horse skeleton on a plinth under a blue sky

Hans Haacke's Gift Horse wins approval of Grayson Perry and Boris Johnson on Fourth Plinth

Sporting a digital ribbon which displays stock market prices, the tenth sculpture in Trafalgar Square seems an appropriately political one ahead of this year's General Election.

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Armoured rhinos, kangaroos, fake dragons and knitted taxidermy in Grant Museum's Art of Unknown Animals

A 16th century copy of Albrecht Dürer's rhinoceros and George Stubbs' view of a Captain Cook kangaroo are among the highlights in a show of animal depictions made by artists who had never seen their sitters.

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Artist uses steel to warn of towns at risk of fracking in Unseen Landscapes exhibition

Abstract painter Sam Peacock, from the at-risk fracking destination of Rugby, says his earth-based works awaken a "devil spirit" through destructive methods.

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Artist's Statement: Dryden Goodwin on Unseen: The Lives of Looking at the National Maritime Museum

The artist's first feature-length film, at The Queen's House, focuses on the lives of an eye surgeon, a human rights lawyer and a planetary explorer.

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Maggots, mortuaries, bullets and Jack the Ripper: Wellcome Collection opens Forensics exhibition

Marking the conclusion of the Wellcome's multi-million pound transformation, Forensics makes the stories of victims, the accused and professionals central, says Rachel Teskey.

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Artist's Statement: Alex Chinneck on hanging a car upside down outside the Southbank Centre

Artist Alex Chinneck says he aimed for illusory fluidity with a four-and-a-half-metre high, 15-foot long "curled-up" parking spot in a car park overlooked by Big Ben and the London Eye.

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Sculpture Victorious: From a marble Queen Elizabeth to a glazed tin elephant, Tate Britain exhibition remembers golden age

The first major exhibition devoted to the golden age of sculpture produced during Queen Victoria's reign opens at Tate Britain this week. See a few of the exhibits here.

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Artist's Statement: Hew Locke on creating a naval intervention at HMS Belfast

The artist says he wants visitors to think more deeply about the purpose of the museum ship through an installation which "fits naturally" with the monument.

A photo of a drawing showing a man with the word asylum written above his head

Notorious criminal Charles Bronson's Salvador Dali-inspired prison artworks to go on sale after discovery in gallery drawer

A London art gallery owner says she will auction a set of paintings by Charles Bronson, who has changed his name to Charles Salvador and creates art from his cell, to raise funds for his victim's......

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Henry III's priceless medieval altar piece was cheap as chips to make says author

New research into England’s oldest medieval altarpiece, the Westminster Retable at Westminster Abbey, reveals it cost no more than the equivalent of a few cows to make.

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John Singer Sargent: An artistic life well lived at the National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery shows another side of portrait painter John Singer Sargent with a dazzling display of informal studies of friends, acquaintances and landscapes.

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Horseshoes and plague victims: Digging up 2,000 years of London beneath Liverpool Street

Jay Carver, the Lead Archaeologist on the Crossrail project which is one of the largest ever carried out in Europe, on investigating 10,000 burials at the ancient Bedlam burial ground.

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V&A channels Wolf Hall spirit to buy £5 million Wolsey Angels linked with Henry VIII's tomb

A set of four one-metre bronzes, made by Henry VIII's chief advisor but found at a golf club in Northamptonshire centuries later, have gone on show at the V&A after a tenacious fundraising campaign.

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Archaeologists create public database of thousands of plague victims buried at Bedlam burial ground

A huge excavation as part of the new east-west railway line running through London's Liverpool Street Station has seen volunteers reveal some of the people buried during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore to play free gig as part of exhibition at London's White Cube gallery

The singer, songwriter and guitarist who formed Sonic Youth performed a free gig at the gallery as part of its current exhibition by artist Christian Marclay.

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