Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s piece ‘Comedian’ (a banana duct taped to the wall) is shown during Art Basel in Miami, Florida. Photograph: Rhona Wise/EPA

In plain sight of art aficionados and influencers, a person removed a $120,000 (€108,000) banana from an Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach, Florida,(...)

Rory Guthrie of de Veres in front of a Donald Teskey rental at Lansdowne Place in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

While many Irish banks were forced to sell their art collections during the economic downturn, the Central Bank of Ireland still retains a collection (...)

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 (...)

‘Whatever you eat, a two-hundred-dollar lunch or a two-dollar hot dog, the results are the same, toilet-wise,’ says Maurizio Cattelan, the artist behind the gold toilet. Photograph: Rob Kim/Getty Images

The public are being invited to “spend a penny” in a way they may never have before by using a solid gold toilet at the Guggenheim Museum in New York(...)

Poker de Damas (2016) by Teresa Margolles. Photograph: copyright Manifesta 11/Wolfgang Traeger

Europe and the “European project” are going to remain in the news for some time. Integration versus diversity, community versus edicts, free markets (...)