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Ancient lump of coal saved from arson attack to be displayed in museum

The coal, dating from the Carboniferous period, was moments from being burnt on an open fire in the sitting room of pensioner Annie Otterburne. Considered a bargain by art historians at just £2.7m , it will be on display in a Yorkshire museum.

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Posted: Feb 6th, 2011
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Tracey Emin to spend a year in formaldehyde for tax reasons

wanted to call it 'every accountant I've ever slept with, ever'.The world of conceptual art has been set chattering by news that Tracey Emin has agreed to be suspended in formaldehyde for a year on the advice of her accountants. The artist has agreed to take part in the latest installation by Fat Les frontman Damien Hirst entitled ‘Tracey Cayman’. Hirst described it as ‘a sort of conceptual visual protest song higlighting the gross iniquity of the current 50% top rate’.

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Posted: Oct 10th, 2009
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New ‘Banksy’ hailed after discovery of yellow lines on road

Newsbiscuit: Banksy Yellow Lines The abstract piece is similar in theme and style to a number of lineal artworks that have appeared around the country.

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Posted: Feb 25th, 2009
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Damien Hirst sets new auction record with ‘Investment Banker in Formaldehyde’

The piece entitled ‘Oh Shit’ fetched £2.3bn.

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Posted: Sep 22nd, 2008
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Antony Gormley ‘exaggerating the size of his genitals’

‘The figures on Crosby Beach have a tremendous calmness and serenity as they stare impassively to the horizon, in a manner that is at once both soulful and yet grotesquely well-endowed.’

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Posted: May 22nd, 2007
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