Talk Art

Everything you wanted to know about contemporary art but were afraid to ask


By Russell Tovey

By Robert Diament

Read by Jerry Saltz

Read by James Corden

Read by Russell Tovey

Read by Robert Diament

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Audiobook Download (Unabridged)


Audiobook Download (Unabridged)

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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 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, Jordan Casteel, Jerry Saltz, Elton John, Grayson Perry, Ian McKellen, David Shrigley, Toyin Ojih Odutola and many more.

Chapters include:
– Performance Art
– Art & Political Change
– Art in the Margins
– Where and How to See Art
– How to Create Your Own Collection?

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


On Sale
May 18, 2021
Chronicle Books

Russell Tovey

About the Author

Russell Tovey is an actor best-known for appearing in The History Boys, Years and Years, Being Human, The Good Liar, HBO’s Looking and ITV’s The Sister. He is also a passionate art collector, with about 300 pieces.

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