Talk Art

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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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    Talk Art Reviews

  • Geoff

    Breezy survey of contemporary art and genres designed to make people feel comfortable with and interested in participating in and collecting contemporary art. The genre summaries were fine but I reall...

  • Katie Young

    Really enjoyed this introduction to the different types of contemporary art. As someone who dabbles in mixed media, I found the authors advice to artists very helpful. I also really enjoyed reading mo...

  • Glen Helfand

    The goal of demystifying contemporary art is something I'm all for. But how to do it? Russell Tovey and Robert Diament, two gay art bros, started a podcast, a format that really does humanize the act ...

  • Tina T

    Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.Robert Diament and Russell Tovey have a goal: to make art and collection art attainable and accessible whil...

  • Adam Murphy

    "They don't know what you're doingBabe, it must be art!" - U2, 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me'.Talk Art by Russell Tovey & Robert Diament is a must-read for art lovers everywhere. From contempo...

  • joyce w. laudon

    Talk Art offers readers a wide ranging look at art. While the authors come from the arts,t their fields were acting and music. Together, the two have engaged in learning more about contemporary art. T...

  • Kaitlin

    Okay guide to contemporary art I don't think it necessarily meets its premise of making it easier to talk to about contemporary art but there are some nice introductions to some artists.I received a c...

  • Martin J Saxton

    An excellent accompaniment to the podcasts. Written in a style that encourages dipping, it is essily accessible and puts its points clearly.The illustrations are detailed and engaging. This book is a ...

  • Anna McGary

    easy and breezy. im all pumped up about art! hell yeah!...