Jacob Riis, 'Children’s Playground, Poverty Gap' (1892)
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Jacob A. Riis, Museum of the City of New York — ‘Serious and earnest’

Riis photographed poverty with moral outrage — and also distaste

The Science Museum opens a new exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius highlights of the exhibition include, 39 historical models of LeonardoÕs inventions including flying machines, diving equipment and weapons, Large-scale reproductions of LeonardoÕs famous drawings and sketches, 13 Interactive games and 10 multimedia installations, Modern examples of bio-inspired robotics, aviation and materials technology. The exhibition runs from the 10/Feb/16 to 04/Sept/16. Image shows: Parachute and Aerial Screw
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Da Vinci and the playground of invention

Renaissance polymath’s ideas realised in 3D

Detail of reliefs and mosaics by William Mitchell, Harlow, Essex (1963)
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Out There: Our Post-War Public Art, Somerset House, London

A new show documents England’s postwar boom in public sculpture

Qatar funding for Lazarides art gallery

Founder plans to use the money to move to Mayfair

Satan gives Jeffrey Archer a tax break

Not a penny more, but a penny less tax as author donates statue

San Sebastián: past pain, future shock

The Basque city is hoping to mend its bitter history through the arts

The Art Market: Europeans cross the Atlantic

Tefaf goes to America; lower totals at London sales; Georg Scholz causes a buzz at Christie’s

‘A plastic box, 2009, Budapest’
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Snapshot: ‘A plastic box, 2009, Budapest’ by Peter Puklus

The Hungarian photographer attempts to link ‘general history’ with the individual stories captured in quotidian objects

Art values: every picture tells a story

Effects of QE do not seem to have spread to Picassos

Bianca Jagger, actress, Hollywood, California, January 25, 1972’, by Richard Avedon / Richard Avedon Foundation and right, ‘Tina Freeman’ (1975) by Andy Warhol / The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc/ ARS, New York
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Andy Warhol’s 57 varieties of sameness

Two compelling new shows cast new light on the enigmatic artist, writes Jackie Wullschlager

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