BBC Hangout: What makes art iconic?

Arts Editor Will Gompertz explores what makes a work of art into an icon.

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Are you swayed by how well-known a painting is, when it comes to deciding how good you think it is?

BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz has talked about the relationship between paintings, fame and the way we see art.

Now you can join a live hangout on the BBC News Google+ page on Tuesday 4th June to share your ideas with him.

Can you suggest some less famous works of art which you believe are better than those considered to be iconic, like these works by Picasso, Velázquez and Da Vinci?

Put your ideas to Will on Tuesday 4th June at 1300GMT/1400BST. Wherever you are in the world, you can get involved in the conversation.

Here are the ways you can take part:

On Twitter, tweet your question or comment using the hashtag #BBCartchat

On Google+, send your question via the BBC News Google+ page

On Facebook, send your question via the BBC News Facebook page

Text your comment beginning BBCartchat to 61124 (in the UK) or +44 7624 800 100 (outside the UK)

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