A joyful and straightforward introduction to contemporary art from the creators of hit podcast Talk Art - actor and collector Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament
"All we wanted to do was make art accessible, non-academic, non-elitist, gossipy and fun" - Russell Tovey, quoted in the New York Times
Engaging, informative and open to everyone, Talk Art established itself as the must-listen cultural podcast in both the UK and the US, and it has now garnered 1.5 million downloads. With infectious enthusiasm, Russell and Robert have opened the doors to the art world and have welcomed people of all ages and backgrounds into the conversation. Talk Art
, the book, is a beautiful and accessible celebration of contemporary art, and a guidebook to navigating and engaging with the art world. Informal and jargon-free, this book proves that art really is for everyone. With a wealth of imagery (some never-before-seen in print) and an informative and engaging narrative, Talk Art
will become the must-have book that art lovers return to again and again.
The book features highlights from interviews with: Tracey Emin, Rose Wylie, Helen Cammock, Jordan Casteel, Edward Enninful, Jerry Saltz, Elton John, Billy Porter, Grayson Perry, Michael Stripe, Lena Dunham, Rose McGowan, Ian McKellen, Deborah Frances- White, David Shrigley, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Michael Craig-Martin, among others. Chapters include:
Praise for the podcast:
- Art as Autobiographical Expression
- Photojournalism as Art
- Art & Political Change
- How to Navigate the Art World
- How do I Create My Own Collection?
- Make Your Own Art
- Highlights from popular features of the podcast, including 'Art Heist' and 'Favorite Color'
"Trendy, gossipy, fast-paced conversational fun" - New York Times
"Lively, accessible and enthusiastic" - Financial Times
"As fast-paced and gossipy as it is genuinely interesting" - Dazed
"It's an education, but not in an alienating highbrow way" - NME