Why are some artists famous and others forgotten? Why are some artworks priceless and others worthless? And in an era where so much art is so hard to fathom, how do we know whether a work of art is any good?
In the second talk of his exclusive series for The Garden tackling the biggest questions in art, James Fox will disperse the cloud of confusion, pretention and international art speak that surrounds art in order to explain what makes an artwork good, which artists are overrated, which are underrated, and whether a painting or sculpture is ever worth what people are willing to pay for it. In doing so, he hopes to provide you with the tools you need to make your own mind up.
James is an art historian at the University of Cambridge, as well as a curator, award-winning broadcaster and the best-selling author of The World According To Colour.
Art's Biggest Questions