Gavin Turk on the Value of Art

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On Start the Week Lisa Jardine talks to the artist Gavin Turk about the construction of artistic myth and the question of authorship and authenticity. The rare book dealer Rick Gekoski searches for lost treasures amid tales of theft, forgery and destruction, while the curator Paul Roberts reveals the life and culture preserved in the volcanic devastation of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The everyday object - a table - is at the centre of Tanya Ronder's new play of belonging, identity and inheritance.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 29 Apr 2013 21:30

Gavin Turk

Gavin Turk is an artist.

 

A new monograph, Gavin Turk, with essays by Judith Collins and Iain Sinclair, is published by Prestel.

 

His exhibition, Gavin Turk: The Years, is at Ben Brown Fine Arts in London until 14 June.

 

Gavin Turk

 

Gavin Turk - Ben Brown Fine Arts

Tanya Ronder

Tanya Ronder is a playwright.

 

Table runs at The Shed, National Theatre until 18 May.

 

The Shed, National Theatre

Rick Gekoski

Rick Gekoski is a writer, rare book dealer, broadcaster and academic.

 

Lost, Stolen or Shredded: Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature is published by Profile Books.

 

Rick is giving a talk about our fascination with lost art at Kings Place in London on Monday 29 April at 7.00pm.

 

Rick Gekoski

Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts is a senior curator in the Department of Greece and Rome and is head of the Roman collections at the British Museum.

 

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum is on at the British Museum until 29 September.

 

Paul Roberts

 

British Museum

Credits

Role Contributor
ProducerKaty Hickman
ProducerKaty Hickman
EditorRebecca Stratford
EditorRebecca Stratford

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