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Talk Art

Talk Art

by Russell Tovey, Robert Diament
Talk Art

Talk Art

by Russell Tovey, Robert Diament


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"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 knowledge, 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 Stipe, Lena Dunham, Rose McGowan, Ian McKellen, Deborah Frances-White, David Shrigley, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Michael Craig-Martin, among others.

Chapters include:

• Art & Feminism
• 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 'Favourite Colour'

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781797214245
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 05/18/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 464,878
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Russell Tovey is an actor best known for appearing in the films The History Boys and he Good Liar and the television series Years and Years, Being Human, Doctor Who, HBO's Looking and ITV's The Sister. He is also a passionate art collector, with more than 300 pieces, and a judge for the prestigious Turner Prize 2021. He lives in the UK.

Robert Diament is the director of the Carl Freedman Gallery and Counter Editions (a company that produces prints and multiples by leading contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin, David Shrigley and Martin Creed). Before working in art, he was the lead singer of electropop band Temposhark. He lives in Margate, Kent, in the UK.

Table of Contents

Foreword Jerry Saltz 7

Welcome to talk ART 8

What does Contemporary Art Mean to Us? 12

Discovering Contemporary Art

1 Performance Art 24

Original artwork Katherine Bernhardt

2 Public Art 38

Original artwork Yinka Ilori

3 Photography 60

Original artwork Tt X AB-Teresa Farrell Alvaro Barrington

4 Art & Political Change 76

Original artwork Lenz Geerk

5 Art & Feminism 90

Original artwork Katherine Bradford

6 Art & Representation 104

Original artwork Jon Key

7 Sound Art 122

Original artwork Salman Toor

8 Ceramics 134

Original artwork Shawanda Corbett

9 Art in the Margins 150

Original artwork Ana Benaroya

10 Cartoon Art 162

Original artwork by KAWS

How to Get Involved in Contemporary Art

Where & How to See Art 178

How to Create your Own Collection 192

Advice for Budding Artists 204

What to Read 216

Index 217

Picture Credits 221

Acknowledgements 223

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