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Publisher's Summary

Includes an exclusive 'Turning the Tables on Talk Art' interview with James Corden.

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 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.

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. 

©2021 Russell Tovey and Robert Diament (P)2021 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • Nicola J Braithwaite
  • 06-12-21

Loved it!

If you are a complete novice with regard to art this is the book for you! Russell and Robert are engaging, knowledgeable but also completely accessible for everyone! Fab book! X

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  • 05-26-21

loved every educational minute.

the final turn the tables interview with James Cordon is wonderful. Love you boys.