Damien Hirst

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Michel Cohen: A mathematical memory for auction valuations

Perhaps The $50m Art Swindle (BBC Two, Monday, 9pm) made for a zippier title, but Michel Cohen, the French art dealer who defrauded his US colleagues (...)

Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant. They wanted Alan Rickman as male lead

Twenty-five years ago this, um, ah… month, one of the most… I suppose, erm, influential British films ever was… well, not to put to fine a point on it(...)

Daniel Macdonald’s’ Returning From Cork Fair

Along with iBangles, Fitbits and USB earrings, the latest craze from the world of gadget jewellery are smart rings that tell the time and monitor hear(...)

Life cast Masks of David Bowie by Joe Murray (€500-€700), Morgan O’Driscoll.

Although the Irish art market appears to be heading towards recovery since the economic crash, it still remains a fickle world. Take, for example, Flo(...)

George Michael at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012. Photograph: Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images

The art collection of George Michael – the late singer, songwriter and music producer, is on an extensive world tour, including an exhibition in China(...)

 A mock world cup trophy  in a   shop in Souk Waqif in Doha. Photograph:  Ibraheem al Omari/Reuters

On New Year’s Day, the people of the oil- and gas-rich gulf state of Qatar woke to find a “health” tax had been implemented overnight, doubling the pr(...)

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.(...)

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