Nathan Sawaya uses Lego to create unique sculptures, from anguished figures to an enormous T rex. Yellow (above) is about Sawaya baring his soul, his best-known piece:

Sawaya enjoys the fact that while adults connect with the figure’s anguish, children are generally thrilled by the spectacle of spilling guts

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Scott Eaton’s statue in memory of Amy Winehouse has been unveiled in Camden, London. The life-size bronze sculpture features the singer’s signature beehive hair style and a live red rose. 

Winehouse died three years ago of alcohol poisoning aged 27. Today would have been her 31st birthday. Full story »

 Photo: Hannah Mckay/EPA

Coupland’s images of jumpers and of the ultimate boogeyman, Bin Laden, remind us of how deep inside us those images are lodged, how they can never be removed, and how, as time passes, their meanings remain as potent as ever, even though we can’t fully decode them. By evoking memories that can’t be deleted by wilful ignorance or overabstraction, Coupland reminds us that we all share a set of uncloseable doors in our minds, and through these opened doors, in an almost cartoon-like way, now march the NSA, Google, spooks, shadow governments.

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In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned for eternity to push a boulder up a hill only for it to roll down again.

In San Francisco, artist Lee Materazzi decided to create her own mini version of the myth in her garage, creating installations and dismantling them as soon as they were done. 

“A lot of the everyday things people do are like pushing a boulder up a hill to then just have it topple back down – laundry for one.” More photos »

"One male friend said that I couldn’t do it because my husband’s business partners would see, and one asked how my sons would feel when they grow up [they are seven and nine]. But both arguments were about the men in my life, and I thought they weren’t reason enough to stop me as an artist, a woman and a feminist."

United front: breasts without the airbrush »

Photos: Laura Dodsworth

"Our peak years (1979-82) were the golden age of graffiti. You could get away with so much. We had our own world. The only time Jean-Michel Basquiat ever went to a train yard was with me. We bombed the entire train. Those were the good old days … before crack took hold.”

Gallery: The most notorious New York City graffiti artists of the 1970s and 80s share their wildest tales.

Photos by Henry Chalfant

Sydney’s Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys. Behind a toy shop on a busy street in south Sydney, ‘doll surgeons’ transplant fingers, toes and heads and repair broken eye sockets. (Photo: Jason Reed/Reuters)

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