Maurizio Cattelan


Cattelan’s notorious banana finds a home at the Guggenheim

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst offers to swap any work for viral duct-tape banana—but Maurizio Cattelan says no

Curator Francesco Bonami has created his own version for the British artist as a consolation prize

Three to see

Three virtual readings to check out this weekend

From Maurizio Cattelan's Bedtime Stories to Neïl Beloufa's post-capitalist fable featuring camels and foxes


Performance artist who ate Maurizio Cattelan's $120,000 banana launches interactive food show in New York

Visitors to "Hungry Artist" are invited to rip off and eat common snacks displayed on gallery Ca’d’ Oro's walls


Post-Banana Art: Maurizio Cattelan offers a light bulb in his likeness

Contemporary art

The five stages of an art world scandal

Creating the ultimate art shock takes more than sticking a banana to the wall

The Year in Review 2019

King Tut’s golden year, Koons’s worst: the highs and lows of the art world in 2019

As Notre Dame burned, protestors called the shots and a gold toilet vanished, it was certainly a year to remember


Bananaman: who is Maurizio Cattelan? Plus, art and comedy

Everything you need to know about the artist behind the infamous banana. Plus, we talk to UK comedians Rob Auton, Jenny Eclair and Annie McGrath about the charity exhibition Art is the Best Medicine. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793


Permanent a-peel: $120,000 banana will enter museum collection

Miami collectors William and Beatrice Cox will donate the fruit piece to an unnamed institution

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Maurizio Cattelan presents first new work for a fair in 15 years—and it is a banana priced at $120,000

The piece of fruit taped to a wall at Art Basel in Miami Beach "offers insight into how we assign worth", Perrotin gallery says

Art theft

'I wish it was a prank': Maurizio Cattelan on the surreal theft of his golden toilet

Man arrested after 18-carat lavatory was forcibly removed from Blenheim Palace

Maurizio Cattelan

'Art's most high-profile provocateur' Maurizio Cattelan on his new Blenheim Palace show

Known for this dangling horse and gold toilet, the Italian artist's exhibition is in the unlikely setting of Winston Churchill's birthplace


Bad guy? Billie Eilish video by Dave Meyers mirrors the work of artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari

The director seems to once again have borrowed from the work of visual artists, which has previously led to lawsuits against Kendrick Lamar and Ariana Grande

Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan’s golden toilet, once offered to Donald Trump, is on its way to the UK

The work will be in the Italian artist’s solo show and was recently celebrated in a “greatest hits” sculpture in the south of France


Artists and projects announced for first Art Basel Cities Week in Buenos Aires

September event marks end of first year of the initiative overseen by Cecilia Alemani, the director of High Line Art, New York

In the frame

The art of laughter: first show at South London Gallery’s new Fire Station venue is comical

Art Basel

Works by younger artists for cheaper prices favoured at Art Basel 2003

Art Basel '03 fair report


London galleries: Our past shopping experiences immortalised at Hales Gallery

Maurizio Cattelan kicks out at English football, Paolini frames “the author” at the Lisson Gallery and Halley sticks to paint