10/12/2012 09:40 GMT | Updated 09/02/2013 05:12 GMT

2012's Biggest Art Moments

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What have been your biggest art stories of the past 12 months? Picking just ten was difficult.

In a year that saw London show off the best of British culture to the world (alongside some sort of sporting occasion), it would have been possible to compile this end of year list purely out events that took place in the capital.

But, of course, that would mean neglecting to mention such jaw-dropped events as the most-expensive-painting-ever selling in New York, or a certain Chinese artist reworking Gangnam Style on YouTube.

So, from the triumphant to the saddening to the plain absurd, here are our ten biggest art moments of 2012. Any you think we've missed off?

2012's Biggest Art Moments