Gavin Turk on the Value of Art
Lisa Jardine discusses art, loss and identity with Gavin Turk, Tanya Ronder, Rick Gekoski and Paul Roberts.
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.
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.