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Pissaro masterpiece to be sold at auction 'for millions'

One of the greatest Impressionist paintings is due to be auctioned at Sotheby's in February, the auction house revealed today.

Camille Pissaro Credit: Sotheby's

Camille Pissarro’s, Boulevard Montmartre, matinée de printemps of 1897 was originally owned by Max Silberberg, a Jewish industrialist based in Breslau whose legendary artwork could see a huge £7 million to £10 million at auction.

The painting will now be sold in London on 5th February 2014 to benefit people and causes close to his son's wife Gerta's heart.

Turner exhibition opens in Greenwich

A unique exhibition showcasing the works of one London's greatest artists opens today in Greenwich.

A staff member inspects one of Turner's works Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The 'Turner and the Sea' exhibition opens at the National Maritime Museum, displaying works from JMW Turner on one of his favourite subjects - the ocean.

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Modern art made from fifty million-year-old London clay.

Bird Nest, created by east London sculptor Frank Harris. Credit: Crossrail

London clay, thought to be fifty million years old, has been turned into a piece of 21st century art.

Bird Nest, created by east London sculptor Frank Harris, was made using material dug up during the building of the new Crossrail tunnels.

Frank Harris mixed the clay with straw and sand to create the building material, cob. Credit: Crossrail

The piece is exhibiting at the Slade Shows 2013 this week at the University College London.

The unveiling of the unique artwork comes as Crossrail launches its Artist in Residence programme, providing artists the opportunity to use Europe's largest construction project and its workers as their muses to inspire creative art.

Stik to help Big Issue

Artist Stik outside his studio
Artist Stik outside his studio Credit: Magnus Arrevad

Acclaimed street artist Stik, whose iconic stick people pieces are part of the Victorian and Albert Museum print collection has collaborated on a self funded project to turn Big Issue vendors into art dealers.

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