Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni and Tom Rachman: What Makes a Great Artist? Art and Its Demons
Sun 7 Oct
16:30 - 17:30
The Electric Theatre
£10, £9 concessions
Author Natasha Fraser-Cavassoniand novelist Tom Rachmandiscuss the contemporary art world and what makes an artist. Natashaworked at the Andy Warhol Studioin New York in the late 80s, and witnessed the end of an era, the wrangles over the estate, and the establishment of a global phenomenon.
Using Warhol as a thread, and interviewing art world insiders, she reveals all in her memoir, After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land. In Tom’s funny and heart-wrenching novel, The Italian Teacher, the main protagonist is a leading artist, driven by work, adored by fans, but ruthlessly indifferent to his family, until fate plays a hand.
A thought-provoking talk that will challenge the very idea of greatness.