Featuring exclusive interviews with artists, curators, critics and art lovers from Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry to Ian McKellen and Elton John, Talk Art is a wonderfully witty and accessible roadmap to contemporary art from the hosts of the hugely popular eponymous podcast.
When launching the Talk Art podcast in 2018, actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament had one clear aim: to make the art world more accessible. Since then, the podcast has grown to be a global hit, featuring exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators, gallerists, actors, musicians and fellow art lovers such as Lena Dunham, Sir Paul Smith, David Shrigley, Noel Fielding, Edward Enninful, Rose Wylie and Sir Elton John.
Talk Art, the book, is a beautiful and accessible celebration of contemporary art, and a guidebook to navigating and engaging with the art world. Covering a range of different media from photography and ceramics to performance and sound art, the book explores the way art interacts with our society, highlights lesser-known artists, and provides a snapshot of the art world as it is today.
With a wealth of imagery - some never before seen in print and some created exclusively for the book - and an informative, engaging narrative, Talk Art will become the must-have book art lovers return to again and again.
The book features highlights from interviews with: Tracey Emin, Jordan Casteel, Jerry Saltz, Elton John, Grayson Perry, Ian McKellen, Alasdair McLellan, Helen Cammock, Somaya Critchlow and many more.
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 860 g
Dimensions: 232 x 188 x 22 mm
'As rabid admirers and collectors of contemporary art and photography we wholeheartedly recommend this passionate and joyous book. Without art the human soul is unfulfilled. This collection by Russell and Robert fully explains why.' - Sir Elton John and David Furnish
'Russell and Robert have made talking art not just pleasurable but necessary.' - Lena Dunham
'As witty, wise and well informed as Russell and Robert's excellent podcast.' - Edward Enninful, OBE
Praise for the podcast:
'...lively, accessible and enthusiastic.' - Financial Times
'...as fast-paced and gossipy as it is genuinely interesting.' - Dazed
'...trendy, gossipy, fast-paced conversational fun.' - New York Times
'It's an education, but not in an alienating highbrow way.' - NME
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“Everyone needs Talk Art”
I love this book. I love the Talk Art podcast. A must read for art lovers everywhere!
“Talk Art by RussellTovey and Robert Diament”
Brilliant introduction to contemporary art written in a passionate and inclusive style , strongly recommend it.
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