Art is a wickedly witty portrait of modern art and old fashioned friendship. Three prosperous, middle-aged, longtime friends come to blows over the value of a very expensive piece of art. Reza's play is essentially about the concepts of friendship and value, and the way in which the two can cause conflict. Serge has purchased a work of art which has cost him dearly - two hundred thousand francs. His friend Marc is loathe to believe that any friend of his would spend so much money on what to him is merely a white canvas. Another friend, Yvan, serves to try and calm the dispute between the two but in trying to appease both, ignites the quarrel which forces all three of them to re-examine their friendship and the direction in which it is going.