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18.8.17

Not to be sniffed at: long-lost Banksy artwork is rediscovered

 

Snorting Copper was missing for a decade after being vandalised and boarded up – now it has been uncovered in east London

A Banksy painting that appeared on a public toilet block in east London, only to disappear after it was vandalised, spray-jetted by the...

 
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18.8.17

National Portrait Gallery given series of images of famous black Britons

 

Portfolio given to London gallery by photographer Simon Frederick includes portraits of Dizzee Rascal and Thandie Newton

A portfolio of photographs of 37 influential black Britons, including Naomi Campbell, Laura Mvula and Sir Lenny Henry, is to enter the national...

 
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18.8.17

‘We were just knocking about in the park. Then the Beatles turned up’

 

Ian Whittington remembers posing for Don McCullin with the Fab Four, 28 July 1968

In July 1968, the well-known war photographer Don McCullin was commissioned to photograph the Beatles in different locations around London, for a session known as the Mad Day...

 
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18.8.17

Prince's purple, black consciousness and Pink Floyd – the week in art

 

The Pantone Color Institute’s Love Symbol #2, African American art at the Tate, plus Turkish tulips, a medieval master and more – all in your weekly dispatch

Turkish Tulips Mat Collishaw, Cornelia Parker, Damien Hirst and Peter Blake are among the...

 
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18.8.17

Leonardo da Vinci’s A Nude Man from the Front: a fusion of the gods

 

Nature and knowledge of the classical world informed Renaissance artists and both are represented in this drawing that recalls the Italian’s iconic Vitruvian Man

Taut muscles are conjured with soft red chalk shadows within a sharply outlined pen and ink...

 
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18.8.17

Giacometti and Rashid Johnson: this week’s best UK exhibitions

 

One of the true greats of modern art is celebrated at the Tate Modern, while the New Yorker takes his meditation on race to the English countryside

This outstanding presentation of one of the true greats of modern art manages to combine an exquisite layout with...

 
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18.8.17

Kuwait's inferno: how will the world's hottest city survive climate change?

 

Malls and office complexes continue to spring up in Kuwait City, built by migrants often working illegally in soaring temperatures. But as oil and water reserves dwindle, the energy-guzzling citystate heads for an existential crisis

It is 9am and the temperature in...

 
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