Thank you for shopping with us
every book you buy helps support our independent journalism

Talk Art

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Everything you wanted to know about contemporary art but were afraid to ask

Russell Tovey

(author)

,

Robert Diament

(author)

Paperback
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.
In stock
SKU
9781781578131
Price £17.40 RRP £20.00

Worldwide delivery available. Read more...

Return purchased items within 30 days for a full refund.

The new updated edition of David Olusoga’s vital book on black British history

"Groundbreaking" – Observer

***

'An indispensable volume'

Vogue

'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

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.

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

More Information
Book publisherOctopus Publishing Group
Publication date13 May 2021
FormatPaperback
Pages224
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Talk Art

Brilliant books for Pride month

Newsletter Fashion Box
WANT A DISCOUNT?