Damien Hirst

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Turner prize winner Charlotte Prodger: ‘I wouldn’t be in this room without public funding.’ Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Charlotte Prodger, a Glasgow-based artist who makes films using her iPhone, has won this year’s Turner Prize, British art’s biggest accolade. Prodger (...)

Controversial: Damien Hirst’s Miraculous Journey sculptures in Qatar. Photograph: AFP/Getty

As a child, I remember asking my mum where babies came from. Whatever she said left me with the distinct impression that it involved her eating some s(...)

Shark tank: Damien Hirst with his piece Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living in 2013.  Photograph: Natalie Naccache/New York Times

Are artists different? Some lines from Thomas Kinsella are stuck in my mind: “I wonder whether one expects/ Flowing tie or expert sex …/ Of poets any (...)

Richard Corrigan at Virginia Park Lodge in Co Cavan, the venture that threatened his restaurant empire. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Corrigan is the kind of guy you want to end up sitting beside at a wedding where you don’t know anyone, or a dinner you didn’t want to attend.(...)

Lauren Child: Hubert Horatio, from How to Raise Your Grown-Ups

When Lauren Child was invited to be the UK Children’s Laureate in 2017, she spent a long time thinking about how she would define the position during (...)

Lily Allen: the singer has written an unflinching, unputdownable book

The old house in the countryside that Lily Allen bought, after several years of fame, was at the end of a long, private track. Hugged by the land, in (...)

Conor Harrington: “Red and blue are the English teams and French teams, but they also represent Russia and America . . . All the dominant flags in the world seem to be red and blue.” Photograph: Owen Richards

In Brick Lane in London, away from prying eyes, is a nondescript building. It’s paint-splattered from floor to ceiling on the inside, and filled with (...)

La Furla dels Baus who will be at the 2018 Electric Picnic

Come the end of the month, fifty thousand people will descend on Stradbally for the fourteenth Electric Picnic. Alongside catching The Prodigy, Massiv(...)

Lot 45 Roderic O’Conor, Figures in a Pool

Ever wondered what a Louis le Brocquy or a Donald Teskey would look like on your wall?  Well, you don’t have to wonder any more.  A new app(...)

People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)

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