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In Pictures: Summer Exhibition 2006

Patrick Caulfield - Happy Hour. Collection Waddington Galleries. Photo Copyright Prudence Cuming Associates. Copyright Estate of Patrick Caulfield.

The Royal Academy's annual Summer Exhibition has been unveiled to the press. It includes Happy Hour by Patrick Caulfield, who died in September.

Heirs and Graces by Prof David Mach

The Summer Exhibition, now in its 238th year, is billed as "the world's largest open contemporary art exhibition". Professor David Mach 's Heirs and Graces is in this year's show.

Damien Hirst - The Virgin Mother

Damien Hirst's 35ft-tall, 13-and-a-half-ton statue The Virgin Mother is in the Royal Academy's courtyard. The Virgin Mother has layers removed on one side to reveal the foetus.

Chantal Joffe - Blond Girl - Black Dress

Some 1,000 works are chosen from 8,000 submissions by established and unknown artists alike. Chantal Joffe's Blond Girl - Black Dress is among those chosen this year.

Leonard McComb - Portrait of Simon, Karen Day, and Family

The Summer Exhibition's doors will be open from Monday to 20 August to let people see paintings such as Leonard McComb's Portrait of Simon, Karen Day, and Family.

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