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The ArtTactic Podcast, the leading podcast on the art market, covers a wide range of topics from art investment to general topics about the global art market industry. Each episode features an in-depth interview with a key art market figure.

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We Answer Your Questions in this Special Mailbag Podcast Episode
00:43:11
In this week’s special mailbag podcast episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, ArtTactic’s Adam Green and Anders Petterson answer questions from listeners focused on the art market's surge during the pandemic, what happens during a recession, the rise and fall of NFTs, fractional ownership and more.
Aug 01, 2022
Yieldstreet's Rebecca Fine on their Art Investment Funds
00:18:43
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Rebecca Fine, Managing Director at Athena Art Finance x Yieldstreet. First, Rebecca tells us about Athena Art Finance and Yieldstreet and how art fits into their offerings. Then she shares more about their art funds including how they build a portfolio of art. Also, Rebecca reveals who is the typical type of investor attracted to art funds, whether it is existing art collectors or those without exposure to the art market. Additionally, she clarifies how the inflationary, bull market of the past two years has changed art funds' appeal to prospective investors, she compares their products to Masterworks and she gives her forecasts on the art market in the short and medium term.
Jul 20, 2022
de PURY's Simon de Pury on their Artist Friendly Curated Auctions
00:19:32
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Simon de Pury, founder of de PURY, about their new series of curated auctions in which artists receive the proceeds from the auction. First, Simon shares the concept behind this new auction series and how it came about. Then, he speculates why we are at a point now where artists are more inclined to embrace auctions after it being such a taboo arena for them for so many years. Also, Simon reflects on how long he has been contemplating artists' exclusion from the auction process and how they can be more involved. After, he reveals what conversations were like with artists who wanted to participate and why some chose not to do so.
Jul 14, 2022
Contemporary Art Now's Saša Bogojev on Their Inaugural Fair in Ibiza
00:16:38
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Saša Bogojev, curator at Contemporary Art Now, a brand new art fair opening July 13-17 in Ibiza. First, Saša chats about his previous experiences as contributing editor for Juxtapoz and tells us what it was like to review numerous exhibitions for the prominent publication. Then, he shares his thoughts on some of the most exciting trends in contemporary art. After, Saša explains how he became the curator of the new art fair, Contemporary Art Now. Further, he details how Contemporary Art Now differentiates itself from other art fairs, he identifies some of his favorite booths that will be at the fair and he reveals some of his longer term goals for the fair.
Jun 29, 2022
Artnet News' Naomi Rei Recaps Art Basel 2022
00:15:48
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Naomi Rea, European market editor at Artnet News, helps us recap this year's edition of Art Basel. Being the first iteration of the fair in its summer spot since before the pandemic, Naomi first tells us what the atmosphere was like and if it felt similar to pre-pandemic editions. Also, she reveals if the fair was well attended by participants outside of Europe. Additionally, Naomi describes the level of sales at the fair this year and identifies some of the most noteworthy ones. Then, she discusses a change in Art Basel exhibitor rules that magnified the divide between younger and more established artists that we are witnessing in the market. Further, Naomi shares to what extent the economic uncertainty we are witnessing permeated into the art fair. Lastly, she clarifies where market sentiment sits as we head into the summer months.
Jun 21, 2022
Judd Tully Breaks Down the Busy May Art Market
00:30:05
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, an independent arts journalist who contributes regularly to ARTnews and The Art Newspaper, helps us recap the busy May art market consisting of several art fairs and auctions. First, Judd identifies some of the major takeaways from the May NY auctions. Then, he shares what market insiders are saying about the incredible prices achieved by rising artists at auction. Also, Judd addresses if the art market has been negatively impacted by a declining stock market, rising inflation and increased geopolitical conflicts. Further, he touches on Art Basel Hong Kong and how China is dealing with being isolated from the rest of the art market. Lastly, Judd details some new changes to auction regulations in New York which may have major ramifications on the auction industry.
Jun 09, 2022
Arcana: Books on the Arts' Lee Kaplan on the First Edition Art Book Market
00:33:11
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Lee Kaplan, founder and co-owner of Arcana: Books on the Arts. First, Lee tell us about the origins of the shop and what exactly they do as specialists in new, rare, and out of print books, catalogues, and ephemera on 20th + 21st century Art. Established in 1984, Lee then explains how art books were utilized in that pre-digital era. Today, with the digitization of books, he then explains how people predominantly use art books. Also, Lee describes the health of the first edition art book market at the moment and identifies interesting trends. Additionally, Lee discusses the Amazon Effect on the art book market, gives advice for beginning art book collectors and shares the backstory behind the Getty Research Institute acquiring an archive of materials on African-American Art and Artists that Lee had compiled for decades.
May 26, 2022
Artist Amir H. Fallah on Navigating the Art World
00:30:16
In this week's edition of the podcast, we chat with artist Amir H. Fallah. First, Amir explains why he believes it is important for artists to openly discuss their experiences navigating the art world. Then, he shares some guiding principles that help him manage several aspects of his career. Also, Amir discusses what it was like to not experience success immediately in his career, identifies qualities he looks for in a gallery, explains the importance of having relationships with his collectors and reveals how he manages his emotions when his artworks come up for auction.
May 18, 2022
Convelio's Edouard Gouin on the Art Shipping Industry
00:17:08
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Edouard Gouin, co-founder and CEO of Convelio, about the art shipping industry. First, Edouard tells us how Convelio fits within the art shipping landscape. Then, he details how they are innovating in an otherwise antiquated space. Also, Edouard identifies Covid and the war in Ukraine as the two primary reasons for substantially increased shipping costs over the past year. Further, he shares to what extent the art shipping industry is focused on shipping in a more environmentally friendly manner. Lastly, Edouard offers us some shipping advice and identifies some common mistakes to avoid.
May 05, 2022
Richard Polsky Previews the Sale of Andy Warhol's Shot Sage Blue Marilyn
00:25:33
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication as he helps us preview Andy Warhol's Shot Sage Blue Marilyn which is up for auction at Christie's with a $200 million pre-sale estimate. First, Richard explains why the Marilyn Monroe 40 inch portrait is so important not only in Warhol's practice but also in Post-War Art in general. Then, he shares the story behind how it became known as a "Shot" painting. Also, Richard identifies some potential buyers of this masterpiece. After, he gives us more details on the seller of the painting and lastly Richard predicts what it will ultimately sell for at auction.
Apr 28, 2022
TRLab's Audrey Ou on NFTs and the Fine Art World Merging
00:20:20
In this week's episode of the podcast, we're joined by Audrey Ou, co-founder and CEO of TRLab, a creative production studio and NFT sale platform focused on fine art. First, Audrey tells us more about TRLab and how it fits into the NFT space. Then, she shares to what extent the NFT and traditional art spaces have already crossed over and how much potential there is for this in the future. Also, Audrey comments on the saturation of the nascent NFT industry and what it will take for products to succeed in the long-run. Lastly, she discusses the educational and curatorial void in the NFT world and how TRLab is trying to fill that.
Apr 19, 2022
The Art Newspaper's José da Silva on Museum Attendance Trends in 2021
00:20:17
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with José da Silva, exhibitions editor of The Art Newspaper, about their Visitor Figures annual museum survey. First, José shares some museum attendance trends from 2021 and how they compare to the previous year. Then, he explains to what extent COVID is still impacting museums and how many are operating at a normal capacity. Also, José identifies different tactics museums are employing to attract visitors including Tik Tok. Lastly, José reveals a few of the most surprising takeaways from this year's survey.
Apr 05, 2022
Behind The Report: Modern & Contemporary African Artists 2016 – 2021
00:02:28
In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Market Analysis: Modern & Contemporary African Artists 2016 – 2021 in which our findings reveal the African art market surged back into action during 2021, and has registered the highest auction sales total on record.
Apr 01, 2022
ClubNFT's Jason Bailey on the Digital Art Space
00:24:16
In this week's episode of the podcast, we're joined by Jason Bailey, co-founder of Artnome and ClubNFT, to chat about the digital art space. First, tells us about the history of the digital art space and what the environment was like then when it wasn't nearly as popular as it is today. Then, he identifies some concerning issues facing NFTs and how his new venture, Club NFT, aims to resolve them. one of the few people who have been heavily involved in the traditional art world with data and analysis and the digital art world. Also, Jason speculates if there will be significant crossover between the NFT and traditional art world in the future.
Mar 25, 2022
Sara Reisman and Thomas E Moore III Update Us on the National Academy of Design
00:26:56
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Sara Reesman, chief curator and director of NA affairs at the National Academy of Design, and Thomas Moore, director of development at the National Academy of Design. First, Sara and Thomas tell us about the history of the academy and why it was established. After opening in 1825, they then tell us what the academy has been doing the past few hundred years. Then, Sara and Thomas explain how artists join the academy. Also, they share why they think the academy still resonates today with reputable artists, such as recent Academicians like Rashid Johnson and Julie Mehretu. Lastly, they tell us why they have embraced a startup mentality despite being a few hundred years old.
Mar 17, 2022
The Art Newspaper's Lisa Movius Updates Us on the Chinese Art Market
00:11:47
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Lisa Movius, the China Bureau Chief and Asia Correspondent for The Art Newspaper, joins us to update us on the Chinese art market. First, Lisa tells us how things are in China at the moment with COVID. Then, she shares the mood in China at the moment within the art world. Also, Lisa explains how Chinese galleries have been able to thrive during the pandemic due to being agile.
Mar 07, 2022
Denny Dimin Gallery's Robert Dimin on Operating an Art Gallery During the Pandemic
00:51:23
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Robert Dimin, partner at Denny Dimin Gallery. First, Rob tells us when he established the gallery and how it fits within the gallery ecosystem in NYC. Then, he describes the experience of owning a gallery in NYC during the pandemic and updates us on where things stand at the moment. After, Rob dives into the gallery business model and identifies some of the primary costs and challenges of operating a gallery and reveals the ways a gallery can grow. Further, Rob touches on the keys to a successful gallery-artist relationship.
Feb 24, 2022
Melanie Gerlis on Her New Book The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride
00:23:00
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Melanie Gerlis, art market columnist for the Financial Times about her brand new book, The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride. First, Melanie shares the history of when art fairs originated and what was their original purpose. Then, she identifies some of the most pivotal moments in the modern history of art fairs that had a significant impact on the art market. Also, Melanie explains why art fairs today are so polarizing and speculates how long this feeling has persisted. Lastly, she predicts how art fairs may substantially evolve in the next several years.
Feb 07, 2022
Artist Emily Mae Smith on Navigating the Art Market
00:40:44
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by the artist Emily Mae Smith. We chat with Emily about having an artist's voice included in conversations about the art market, the stigma of artists following and speaking about their market, how she is managing her career now that she has commercial and institutional success and she also shares some advice to rising artists.
Jan 31, 2022
Larry's List's Jamie Bennett and NAMAC's Jan Serwart on their Instagram Artist Report
00:21:37
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Jamie Bennett, head of social media and partnerships at Larry's List, an art market knowledge company, and Jan Serwart, founder of NAMAC, a quantitative art market research company, join us to discuss their Art Collector Instagram Attention Report. First, Jamie and Jan tell us why all of the interactions on Instagram between users is important information that can be extracted to provide insights on what is going on in the art market. Then, they explain how exactly they assessed how much attention artists were receiving on Instagram. After, Jamie and Jan reveal who were the top attention receiving artists in their report. Also, they shared some key differences in attention artists received by geography.
Jan 21, 2022
Behind The Report: RawFacts Auction Review 2021
00:03:04
In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our annual RawFacts Auction Review in which our findings reveal global auction sales from Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips totaled $12.6 billion in 2021, up 70% from 2020.
Jan 15, 2022
Limna's Marek Claassen on Using Data to Democratize the Art Market
00:17:48
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Marek Claassen, co-founder of Artfacts and Limna, joins us to discuss how they are using data and technology to democratize the art market. First, Marek explains why they have been tracking thousands of artists' exhibition history for years and how they have been doing it. Then, he shares what he has learned about how important an artist's exhibition history is to their cultural importance, longevity and price. Then, Marek reveals details about his new app, Limna, a machine learning app leveraging Artfact's database, including providing suggested values for artworks for sale on the primary market.
Jan 07, 2022
The Art Newspaper's Benjamin Sutton Reviews The Art Market in 2021
00:38:29
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Benjamin Sutton, editor of the Americas at The Art Newspaper, joins us for our end of the year podcast to recap the art market in 2021. First, Benjamin shares his biggest moment of the art market this past year. Then, he reveals some of the winners in the art market in 2021. Also, Benjamin identifies the trends in art that defined the year. Lastly, Benjamin gives a bold prediction for the art market in 2022.
Dec 23, 2021
Fuelarts' Denis Belkevich on Innovation in the Art Market
00:32:19
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Denis Belkevich, co-founder of Fuelarts, the first and only accelerator for art and tech startups. First, Denis explains how the accelerator works including how they select companies and how they help develop their businesses. Then, Denis identifies some significant innovation opportunities within the art market. Also, he reveals if the art world is seeing increased interest from investors in conjunction with the surging art market. Finally, Denis explains why when it comes to the art world, certain types of investors are preferable over others.
Dec 16, 2021
Poly Auction's Jamie Yu on the Chinese Art Market
00:14:32
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Jamie Yu, head of modern and contemporary art at Poly Auction, the leading auction house in China, to chat about the Chinese art market. First, Jamie tells us a little bit about Poly Auction and how it fits within the Chinese art market. Then, she identifies some of the most significant ways the Chinese art market has evolved over the past decade. Also, Jamie touches on Chinese art collectors pursuing emerging artists, especially at auction. Further, Jamie touches on social media, private museums and foundations, and some of the misconceptions about the Chinese art market.
Dec 09, 2021
Judd Tully Recaps the November Contemporary Auctions
00:26:07
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, independent arts journalist, helps us recap the major November contemporary auctions. First, Judd tells us about how the Macklowe sale, that earned almost $700 million, came to be and how the provenance impacted the sales results. Then, he compares the strength of the current contemporary art market to previous periods. Also, Judd tells us if insiders had positive feelings following the sales or if there is concern of a looming bubble.
Nov 24, 2021
ArtTactic's Anders Petterson on the State of the NFT Market
00:27:40
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by our founder Anders Petterson, to discuss our brand new NFT Art Market Report. First, Anders explains what ultimately persuaded him to start covering NFTs at ArtTactic and produce an NFT Art Market Report. Then, he shares if it is a small group of artists who are thriving or is it quite expansive. Also, Anders comments on the significant gender gap in the NFT market and if it is being addressed in any meaningful way. Lastly, Anders shares his view on in NFTs are here to stay.
Nov 17, 2021
Reena Devi on the Growing Art Scene in Seoul
00:24:53
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Reena Devi, independent arts journalist, about the growing art scene in Seoul, Korea. While there has been a lot of focus over the past decade on different areas in Asia, first Hong Kong, then mainland China, Reena explains why the international art world is turning to Seoul now. Then, she explains how celebrity culture in Korea, specifically K-pop music, is significantly influencing collecting habits within the country. Also, Reena responds to Frieze Art Fair's decision to expand into Asia with a fair in Seoul. Further, she explains the motivation behind the influx of young collectors in Korea and also shares how this incredible growth is impacting the local art market in Seoul.
Nov 05, 2021
The Art Newspaper's Anna Brady on the Extraordinary Auction Prices for Rising Artists
00:25:21
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Anna Brady, art market editor of The Art Newspaper, about the surging prices for emerging art at auction. First, Anna recaps Frieze Art Fair, the first major art fair in London since the pandemic began. Then, she discusses the Hayward Gallery museum exhibition featuring several emerging UK artists who are experiencing significant commercial success. After, Anna rehashes the major contemporary auctions and addresses how galleries, collectors and artists are responding to the extraordinary prices achieved by emerging artists.
Oct 20, 2021
Artsy's Mike Steib on the Evolving Online Art Market
00:17:45
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, chats with us about the evolving online art market. First, Mike reflects on the past 18 months and identifies how the online art market has changed. Then, he shares data revealing how much the art market has expanded since the first few months after the pandemic began. Also, Mike touches on the record breaking Julie Mehretu painting that recently sold on Artsy for $6.5 million. Additionally, he explains how Artsy is ensuring artists of all backgrounds have opportunities on their platform. And lastly, Mike gives his opinion on NFTs and to what extent they will crossover into the traditional art world.
Oct 04, 2021
Vanity Fair's Nate Freeman Recaps Art Basel
00:19:20
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art columnist at Vanity Fair, chats with us about the latest edition of Art Basel. First, Nate tells us what the mood was like at this year's fair and explains how it compared to a normal Art Basel. Then, he reveals to what extent American and Asian collectors were missing from the fair and if their absence had a noticeable impact on sales. After, Nate identifies some of the most noteworthy sales and booth presentations this year. Further, he explains how much closer this fair has brought the art world to returning to a normal fair experience. Finally, Nate speculates what the lifting of the travel ban in the US may mean for Art Basel Miami later this year.
Sep 28, 2021
Artnet News' Eileen Kinsella Recaps the Armory Show
00:18:12
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Eileen Kinsella, senior market reporter for Artnet News, joins us to recap the Armory Show. First, Eileen answers if this past week was the biggest week for the art world in NYC since the pandemic began. Then, she reveals what the international presence was like at the fair. After, Eileen reveals some of the most noteworthy booths and sales. Additionally, she shares what the new venue was like at the Javis Center compared to previous editions at the piers. Lastly, Eileen speculates how close we are to returning to a normal fair experience.
Sep 17, 2021
Night Gallery's Davida Nemeroff and William Hathaway on Opening a Second Space in LA
00:39:28
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Davida Nemeroff, owner of Night Gallery, and William Hathaway, partner and sales director at Night Gallery, about a variety of fascinating topics relating to the art world. First, we discuss their opening of a new, larger gallery space and some of the major factors that went into their decision to expand. Then, they identify some of the major ways the art world in Los Angeles has changed over the past few years. Also, reflecting on the pandemic, Davida and William share some of the biggest challenges of this experience and on a more positive note, reveal how it may have helped the industry evolve. Further, they tell us how business is going at the gallery compared to the beginning of the pandemic and even before it. Finally, Davida and William offer advice to younger artists in the early stages of their careers.
Sep 08, 2021
Independent Art Fair's Katey Acquaro on this Year's Edition of the Fair
00:17:02
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Katey Acquaro, Independent Art Fair's head of production & exhibitor resources, about this year's fair which occurs from September 9th-12th. First, Katey introduces us to the Independent Art Fair, contextualizes how it fits into next week and compares it to the Armory. Then, she explains how similar this year's experience will be to a normal art fair and what safety measures will be implemented. Also, Katey tells us about the Independent Art Fair's new venue in lower Manhattan. Additionally, she provides us with insights on what her conversations have been like with galleries leading up to the fair and how many are feeling about participating in their first fair since the pandemic began. Lastly, Katey shares a few presentations she's most excited about seeing at the fair.
Sep 03, 2021
Hagerty's John Wiley Recaps the Monterey Classic Car Auctions
00:13:47
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, John Wiley, manager of valuation analytics at Hagerty, an American automotive lifestyle and membership company, joins us to recap this past week's major Monterey classic car auctions. First, John tells us if the classic car market has been as resilient and robust as the art market since the first few months of the pandemic. Then, he explains to what level the car market successfully shifted online. After, John sets the scene for us and shares what it is like to be at the Monterey car auctions and reveals how how important of a barometer the event is for the market. Additionally, he identifies some of the major sales and trends from the auction.
Aug 19, 2021
Heritage Auction's Chris Ivy on the Surging Sports Collectibles Market
00:20:29
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Chris Ivy, director of sports collectibles at Heritage Auctions, about the surging sports collectibles market. First, Chris tells us what items fall into the sports collectibles category. Then, he explains why the market fell in popularity after the proliferation of the internet and why it is experience a resurgence. Also, Chris reveals why sports grading services adds much needed liquidity to the sports cards market. Further, he shares how NFTs have infiltrated the sports collectibles market. Lastly, Chris identifies a few exciting items featured in an ongoing auction at Heritage.
Aug 13, 2021
Platform's Bettina Huang on Building an Art E-commerce Site
00:16:17
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we are joined by Bettina Huang, GM and head of Platform, an art e-commerce experience that enables constant discovery with no barriers to graduating from art enthusiast to art collector. First, Bettina explains what Platform is and how it differentiates itself from other ecommerce sites in the art world. Then, she clarifies David Zwirner's affiliation with Platform and shares how she got connected with him initially. Also, Bettina tells us about why helping bring the art community together is such an important goal for Platform, especially during the pandemic. Lastly, she shares how galleries have responded to the idea of participating on a new e-commerce site.
Aug 05, 2021
WSJ's Kelly Crow on the Art Market Coming Out of the Pandemic
00:22:08
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Kelly Crow, art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, about how the art world is coming out of the pandemic. First, Kelly discusses shifts in tastes for certain contemporary artists and types of artworks during the pandemic. Then, she touches on the softening of several established artists including Jeff Koons. Additionally, Kelly reveals to what extent the mainstream art world is embracing NFTs. Finally, Kelly tells us how the auction market is doing relative to before and during the pandemic as well as how much Asian millennial buyers have to do with it.
Jul 22, 2021
Behind The Report: Contemporary Art Market Confidence Report – Jul 2021
00:03:44
In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our latest Contemporary Art Market Confidence Report in which our findings reveal the highest Confidence Indicator since January 2014 and up 89% from the pre-pandemic reading in September 2019.
Jul 15, 2021
Ronnie Pirovino and Lindsay Griffith on Urban Art, Contemporary Art and NFTs
00:22:27
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic we're joined by Ronnie Pirovino, contemporary art collector, curator, appraiser and recognized as one of the early and most prolific collectors of KAWS’ work and Lindsay Griffith, Head of Department for Prints & Multiples in New York at Christie’s, ahead of their co-curated auction Trespassing at Christie's. First, we ask Lindsay about the intersection between urban and contemporary art as well as last year's inaugural Trespassing sale. Then, Ronnie shares why they included a select number of NFTs in this year's auction. Also, Lindsay explains how robust the art market is at this moment and why it is doing so well. Further, Ronnie addresses the significant number of urban art collectors who have expanded their collecting interests to more mainstream contemporary artists and how that trend has continued over the past year. Finally, Ronnie and Lindsay share a few of their favorite artworks in their Trespassing auction which is live now at Christie's.
Jul 09, 2021
Pekin Fine Art's Meg Maggio With the Latest on the Chinese Art Scene
00:19:40
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Meg Maggio, director at Pekin Fine Arts, about the latest happenings in the Chinese art scene. First, Meg recalls what the start of the pandemic was like for her and the art world in Beijing and what her experience has been like relocating from Beijing to Hong Kong to the States. Then, after giving up her gallery space in Beijing, she shares her mindset as she weights her options on what kind of a gallery space she needs moving forward. Also, we touch on the rapidly evolving museum space in China and how high caliber museum shows are positively impacting several aspects of the Chinese art scene. Further, Meg touches on the red hot Chinese art market as well as the growing number of art fairs throughout Asia.
Jun 29, 2021
Contribute.to's Cosmin Ene on Facilitating Instant Payments Online to Artists
00:18:58
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Cosmin Ene, founder and CEO of Contribute.to, a tool that lets people pay artists, creatives and creators for the work they enjoy seeing online. First, Cosmin tells us how Contribute.to works to help facilitate instant payments online to artists. Then, he shares how he came up with the idea for Contribute.to during the pandemic. Also, Cosmin explains what people are getting in return for contributions to artists. Additionally, Cosmin reveals how social media has transformed how creators are engaging with their audiences. Further, he comments on the increasing trend of crowdsourcing and patronage online. Finally, Cosmin shares some success stories from Contribute.to's platform.
Jun 11, 2021
The Fine Art Group's Philip Hoffman on the State of the Art Market
00:17:48
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Philip Hoffman, founder and CEO of The Fine Art Group, joins us to discuss their recent acquisition of Pall Mall Art Advisors. First, Philip tells us about Pall Mall and why they decided to acquire them at this time in which we are seeing increasing consolidation in the art market. Then, he reveals what he sees as the future of services to collectors and identifies what collectors are looking for at this time. Also, Philip explains the importance of appraisals and the frequency at which artworks should be appraised. After, he gives his sense on the state of the art market from when Covid initially started to where we are today. Lastly, Philip shares where he is seeing interesting value opportunities in the broader art market now.
Jun 01, 2021
TPC Art Finance's Joe Charalambous on the Art Financing Landscape
00:14:22
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Joe Charalambous, president and founding partner of TPC Art Finance, a firm that delivers tailored art-backed lending services to the global art community. First, Joe explains how TPC Art Finance fits in the industry landscape. Then, he reveals how things unfolded in the art financing area when the pandemic initially started and where things are now. Also, Joe reveals what we are seeing in the broader economy and how it is translating into the types of interest rates he can provide borrowers. Lastly, Joe walks us through the process of actually getting an art loan.
May 24, 2021
Behind The Report: NFT Art Market Report
00:06:07
In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our inaugural NFT Art Market Report focusing on the sale of NFTs during the period of January 2020 to May 2021.
May 17, 2021
We Answer Your Questions in this Special Mailbag Podcast Episode
00:35:43
In this week's special mailbag podcast episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, ArtTactic's Adam Green and Anders Petterson answer questions from listeners focused on art fairs, the art market during the pandemic, NFTs and more.
May 13, 2021
Frieze's Loring Randolph Previews this Year's Frieze New York Art Fair
00:19:47
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Loring Randolph, director of programming at Frieze New York, joins us to preview next week's Frieze New York art fair, the first major in-person art fair in the US in 2021. First, Loring shares how much deliberation there was as to if the fair would occur in person. Then, she reveals what visitors can expect this year in terms of safety measures for the fair. Also, Loring tells us how different galleries' attitudes were about participating in the fair. Lastly, Loring previews some of the art that will be on view as well as the accompanying programming for the fair.
Apr 25, 2021
Richard Polsky on the 10 Year Anniversary of the Closing of the Andy Warhol Authentication Board
00:29:22
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication, about the 10 year anniversary of the closing of the Andy Warhol Authentication Board. First, Richard tells us how the board operated and what the experience was like to get an artwork authenticated by it. Then, he shares how the market and relevant participants reacted when the Warhol Foundation announced they were closing the Authentication Board? Also, Richard reveals to what extent the closing of the Authentication Board impacted the artist's market. Finally, Richard updates on how he is trying to fill the void left behind with his business Richard Polsky Art Authentication.
Apr 16, 2021
Journalist Rebecca Anne Proctor on Art Dubai's In Person Art Fair
00:21:13
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Rebecca Anne Proctor, an independent journalist based in Dubai, to recap this year's edition of Art Dubai, the first major art fair to occur in person in 2021. First, Rebecca updates us on the current situation in Dubai regarding COVID. Then, she shares her experience of attending Art Dubai in person and reveals the notable differences between this year's edition and previous ones. Also, Rebecca reveals how safe she and other attendees felt at the fair. Then, she tells us how eager galleries were to participate in the fair. Lastly, Rebecca answers based on her in person experience if she feels more confident that art fairs later this year will occur.
Apr 05, 2021
Director Barry Avrich on his New Documentary Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art
00:17:54
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Barry Avrich, producer and director at Melbar Entertainment Group joins us to chat about his new documentary Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art that chronicles the events of the largest art fraud in American history. First, Barry shares a brief recap of the infamous Knoedler Gallery art fraud. Then, he tells us what inspired him to make a documentary about this unprecedented fraud. Also, he reveals how eager Ann Freedman, the former director of Knoedler Gallery, was to participate in the documentary and if Barry believes Ann knew she was selling fake artworks or not. Then Barry explains why the blame seems to fall on Ann, rather than Glafira Rosales, who was selling the fakes to Knoedler Gallery, and the forger, Pei-Shen Qian. Finally, Barry tells us if the art world has changed in any meaningful way as a result of the Knoeder Gallery fraud.
Mar 22, 2021
ACT Programme's Francesca Bellini-Joseph On Preparing Artists for the Art World
00:30:22
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Francesca Bellini-Joseph, founder of ACT Programme, an online platform that offers art career transformation programs for the art world. First, we talk to Francesca about her career path and why she eventually established ACT Programme. Then, she explains why artists need to consider themselves entrepreneurs rather than simply artists. Also, Francesca reveals some of the skills that artists are taught in their artist program. Regarding galleries, Francesca highlights certain things that galleries could be doing differently to improve their businesses, which became especially evident during the pandemic. And finally, she identifies some of the different areas Act Programme focuses on in the program they offer galleries.
Mar 09, 2021
W8 Advisory's Bimpe Nkontchou on the Contemporary African Art Market
00:18:53
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Bimpe Nkontchou, founder & managing principal of W8 Advisory, a multi-family office and wealth management practice, based in London, focused on high net worth African families. First, we ask Bimpe why there is suddenly increased focus on the contemporary African art scene. Then, she tells us if African high net worth families are viewing contemporary African art as an alternative asset class. Also, Bimpe shares if Africans are beginning to collect art in response to the increased popularity of contemporary African art. Additionally, she explains how vital art patronage is to the African art community as well as the important role established African artists are playing to ensure that emerging artists can develop their practices and careers.
Mar 02, 2021
Ramp Gallery's Ochuko Ojiri On Opening a Gallery During the Pandemic
00:22:23
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Ochuko Ojiri, founder of Ramp Gallery, a London-based gallery specializing in emerging and contemporary artists. First, Chuko updates us on the lockdown in London and how it is impacting galleries. Then, he tells us how the gallery has been able to find success despite opening just a few months before the pandemic started. Also, Chuko shares how younger artists have managed through the pandemic, explains the positive impact of Instagram on both his gallery and his artists and offers advice to emerging artists who are just beginning their careers.
Feb 22, 2021
DCL Blogger's Matty Soudagar on the Surging Digital Art and NFT Market
00:28:24
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Matty Soudagar, who runs a prominent blog, DCL Blogger, focused on investing in NFTs and digital art. First, Matty explains what non-fungible token(NFT for short) means and what is a digital artwork. Then, he shares to what extent digital art collectors display the art in their homes versus investors who are purely motivated by financial motives. Next, Matty reveals how seamless it is to buy and sell NFTs on the blockchain. Also, Matty tells us if the significant volatility of cryptocurrencies makes it difficult to purchase digital artworks with them. Additionally, he identifies some of the leading digital artists at the moment as well as some of the most popular marketplaces to browse and purchase artworks.
Feb 10, 2021
Behind The Report: NextGen Artist Monitor Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
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In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our NextGen Artist Monitor report on Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, in which we take a look at different aspects of her market and career including her lengthy institutional support as well as her market.
Jan 30, 2021
The Andy Warhol Foundation's Rachel Bers on Grant Giving
00:14:51
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rachel Bers, director of the grant making program at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. First, Rachel shares the history of the foundation and the motivation for Andy Warhol founding it upon his death. Then, she explains the different types of grants the foundation gives to arts organizations. Also, Rachel tells us how the foundation's granting activities have changed in response to the pandemic.
Jan 21, 2021
Art Market Journalist Scott Reyburn on the Red Chip Art Phenomenon
00:23:28
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Scott Reyburn, art market journalist who frequently writes in The New York Times and The Art Newspaper, joins us to discuss the red chip art phenomenon, a new term he coined to describe the art by younger artists that have appeared at auction selling for staggering amounts. First, Scott tells us about the term he coined and the corresponding phenomenon happening at auction. Then, Scott identifies some of the noticeable differences between this current art market cycle and previous ones. Also, he discusses the role that Instagram is playing in the art market to push demand and prices for art by emerging artists. Further, Scott explains why the current market has some questioning art as an alternative asset and shares if insiders believe this current trend will continue for the next few years.
Jan 14, 2021
The New York Times' Zachary Small on Increased Regulations in the Antiquities Market
00:13:04
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Zachary Small, contributor at The New York Times, joins us to discuss looming increased regulations in the US antiquities market. First, Zachary tells us about the National Defense Authorization Act passed by US Congress which includes new regulations for the antiquities market. Then, he reveals how much push back there has been from the art trade, who generally prefer a more opaque marketplace. Also, Zachary shares if the extent of illicit sales of antiquities is truly known. Finally, he offers a timeline for when the regulations may be implemented.
Jan 08, 2021
Artnet's Nate Freeman Recaps the Art Market in 2020
00:26:58
In this end of year episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Nate Freeman, Senior Art Business Reporter at Artnet. First, Nate shares his top storylines of the art market in 2020. Then, he identifies Avery Singer, Nicolas Party, Harold Ancart, Titus Kaphar, Simone Leigh, Amoako Boafo and Matthew Wong as the biggest artist market winners of the past year. Also, Nate reveals which segment of the market was the weakest this past year. Lastly, Nate shares a bold prediction for the art market in 2021.
Dec 18, 2020
Katya Kazakina Recaps Last Week's Major Contemporary Auctions
00:33:11
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, art market reporter Katya Kazakina joins us to recap last week's major contemporary auctions. First, Katya discusses the incredible high prices achieved during the auctions by several younger and mid-career artists and why it has prompted talk of a bubble in the contemporary art market. Then, she touches on museums' interest in artists of color and female artists and how that is impacting demand for their work on the primary and secondary market. Katya has also been monitoring the significantly high number of deaccessioning occurring at museums during the pandemic and explains why some incidents have been more controversial than others. Finally, as the year is winding down and we look ahead to 2021, Katya gives us a sense of what peoples' expectations for the art market are moving forward.
Dec 10, 2020
Behind The Report: Contemporary Art Market Confidence Report – Nov 2020
00:02:45
In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our latest Contemporary Art Market Confidence Report in which our findings reveal a v-shaped recovery in the art market.
Nov 23, 2020
The Baltimore Sun's Mary McCauley on the Baltimore Museum of Art's Deaccessioning Controversy
00:13:06
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mary McCauley, arts report for The Baltimore Sun, joins us to discuss the Baltimore Museum of Art's controversial attempt to deaccession three paintings from the museum's permanent collection. First, Mary tells us about the paintings by Andy Warhol, Brice Marden and Clyfford Still and their history with the museum's collection. Then, she reveals what the museum's motivation was to sell the paintings and why they ultimately decided against it. Also, she speculates why the museum received such intense scrutiny while other museums haven't. Lastly, Mary tells us how the residents of Baltimore felt about the museum's controversial decision.
Nov 16, 2020
ArtAML's Susan J. Mumford on Anti-Money Laundering in the Art Market
00:27:23
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Susan J. Mumford, CEO and co-founder of ArtAML, a technology company that provides anti-money laundering checks and expertise for the art market. First, Susan explains what anti-money laundering is and details the new major AML regulation in Europe that is starting to impact the art world. Then, she walk us through how art transactions are changing as a result of the new regulations. Also, Susan explains how ArtAML's tools make it easier for businesses to comply with AML regulations. Further, Susan tells us about the extent of regulations outside of Europe and art markets in other regions are following certain AML practices.
Nov 09, 2020
Journalist Reena Davi on the Lack of Innovation From Art Fairs
00:17:50
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Reena Davi, arts journalist and critic, joins us to discuss her recent article in CoBo Social about the lack of innovation in the art fair experience. First, Reena recaps the online art fair experience since the pandemic started and details how different fairs are approaching their online platforms. Then, she shares what motivated her to write an article on the lack of evolution of the art fair experience. Also, Reena explains why she believes the online art fairs actually reveal a larger problem pertaining to art fairs. Further, Reena identifies some of the reasons why we haven't seen major progress in the art fair experience in a long time. Lastly, she looks ahead to the future of art fairs and if she expects more of the same or real innovation.
Oct 29, 2020
Behind The Report: Then & Now: The YBAs
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In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our brand new series of reports, Then & Now, that will explore how different artist groups or movements from the past are faring in today’s auction market. In this first edition of the series, we look at the group of Young British Artists (YBAs) who emerged during the 1990s and in particular, those artists that participated in the infamous Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1997. This includes Damien Hirst, Jenny Saville, Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Glenn Brown, Marc Quinn, Sarah Lucas and many others.
Oct 19, 2020
The Drawing Center's Laura Hoptman on Managing a Museum During the Pandemic
00:26:55
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Laura Hoptman, executive director at The Drawing Center, joins us to discuss how she has managed the museum throughout the pandemic. First, Laura introduces us to The Drawing Center, including the museum's history and mission. Then, she describes what it was like to have the museum close abruptly due to the pandemic and how she managed the museum throughout COVID. Also, Laura explains how the museum was able to continue to interact with visitors despite being physically closed. Further, Laura addresses how The Drawing Center has and is continuing to address the racial inequality discussions that have dominated society. Lastly, Laura previews their current exhibition, 100 Drawings from Now, a large group exhibition featuring drawings available for sale to raise funds for the museum.
Oct 12, 2020
Sotheby's Michael Klein on the Art Market during the Covid-19 Pandemic
00:20:52
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Michael Klein, head of Sotheby's Mei Moses, joins us to discuss how the art market is performing during the COVID-19 pandemic according to Sotheby's Mei Moses index. First, Michael familiarizes us with the history Mei Moses index and explains how it works. Then, he reveals that while total auction sales are down significantly during the pandemic, the art market is actually performing better than it did last year. Michael also explains why the supply of art is down more than demand for art and the ramifications of that in the short-term and long-term. Finally, Michael tells us the truth about the trend of new millennial art collectors.
Oct 01, 2020
BMW's Thomas Girst on Cultural Engagement and Corporate Philanthropy
00:19:13
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Thomas Girst, global head of BMW Group Cultural Engagement. First, Thomas discusses the history of BMW's extensive cultural engagement in the visual arts. Then, he shares how BMW Group Cultural Engagement has been impacted by the COVID pandemic. Also, Thomas reveals why we will unfortunately see less support of the visual arts from companies as a result of this crisis. Additionally, Thomas explains how he measures the success of the initiatives he spearheads at BMW. Finally, he offers advice for cultural organizations seeking corporate engagement.
Sep 25, 2020
Behind The Report: Artist Market Report George Condo
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In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Artist Market Report on George Condo in which we take a look at different aspects of his market and career including the term he coined Artificial Realism, his exhibition and institutional history, as well as an in-depth look at every aspect of his auction market.
Sep 21, 2020
Bank of America's Evan Beard updates us on the art lending space
00:16:13
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Evan Beard, National Art Service Executive at Bank of America Private Bank, updates us on the art lending space. First, Evan categorizes the different types of lenders in the art financing industry and reveals which bucket Bank of America Private Bank falls in. Then, Evan shares how the COVID-19 pandemic along with the associated economic swings have impacted art lending activities. Also, he explains why art financing is no longer a niche practice within the art world. Lastly, Evan identifies a few key challenges facing the growth of the art lending industry in the medium to long term.
Sep 14, 2020
Behind The Report: RawFacts Online-Only Auction Review Jan-Aug 2020
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In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our RawFacts Online-Only Auction Review in which we investigate online-only auction sale trends at Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips during the COVID pandemic and how they compare to 2019.
Sep 10, 2020
Tomasz Imieliński and Jean-Paul Engelen on Phillips and Articker's partnership
00:27:31
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Tomasz Imieliński, founder and developer of Articker, a technology that aggregates open-source data on artists and artworks, providing unique insights into emerging market trends, and Jean-Paul Engelen, co-head of 20th Century and Contemporary Art and Global Chairman at Phillips. Last week it was announced that Articker and Phillips have formed an exclusive partnership so we wanted to have them on to chat about the tool and how the auction house plans on utilizing the technology. First, Tomasz tells us about the history Articker and how it works. Then, Jean-Paul shares how the insights Articker offers have helped him and his colleagues, while revealing some real life examples. Also, Tomasz answers if he has measured if there is a correlation between art market trends and the media trends. Lastly, Jean-Paul explains how his clients can take advantage of Articker and how the tool is beneficial to collectors.
Aug 17, 2020
Ronnie Pirovino and Lindsay Griffith on the intersection between urban art and contemporary art
00:36:35
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Ronnie Pirovino, contemporary art collector, curator, appraiser and recognized as one of the early and most prolific collectors of KAWS' work and Lindsay Griffith, Head of Department for Prints & Multiples in New York at Christie's about the intersection between urban art and contemporary art as well as their co-curated upcoming auction Trespassing. First, Ronnie tells us about his collecting background and how he became one of the most widely recognized collectors of KAWS' work. Then, Lindsay, explains why it is the right time for Christie's to embrace the urban art collecting category with this sale with Ronnie. Also, Ronnie discusses the significant number of urban art collectors who have expanded their collecting interests to these more mainstream contemporary artists and why this evolution is occurring now. Further, Lindsay, reveals to what extent her regular clients are showing interest in this collecting category. Finally, they share a few of their favorite works in the sale which occurs from August 5-19.
Aug 05, 2020
Glass' Christian Huhnt on their catalogue raisonné startup
00:19:22
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Christian Huhnt, co-founder of Glass, a tool that allows you to instantly look up catalogue raisonné information and the most recent auction results just by texting an image on WhatsApp. First, Christian walks us through the process of how Glass works. Then, he tells us about the robotic machines they use to digitize catalogue raisonnés, page by page. Also, Christian explains why it's so important as a matter of due diligence for those in the art world to search artworks in catalogue raisonnés before buying or selling an artwork. Lastly, Christian shares exactly what artwork details are revealed in a catalogue raisonné.
Jul 28, 2020
Artsy's Mike Steib on the online art space during the COVID pandemic
00:15:25
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, the leading online platform for discovering, buying and selling fine art. First, Mike shares what happened on Artsy's platform during the pandemic, including how it impacted the behavior of collectors and galleries. Also, he reveals what specific actions the company took to help galleries during this difficult period. Then, Mike tells us what he thought of select galleries, such as David Zwirner Gallery, establishing online platforms that hosted other galleries' exhibitions. Additionally, he answers if we really witnessed a transformation of the online art space during the pandemic.
Jul 20, 2020
Christie's Rachael White on their upcoming Christie's ONE auction
00:24:06
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Rachael White, a specialist at Christie's and also the Head of their Post-War & Contemporary Morning Sale in New York. Rachel joins us ahead of Christie's ONE auction taking place on July 10th. First, Rachael discusses how the auction house transitioned from live auctions to online auctions and private sales during the COVID pandemic. Then, she touches on the potential for online auctions in the future when live auctions return on a regular basis. Further, Rachael details the resiliency of the art market and the extent to which it was impacted by the pandemic. Also, Rachael helps us preview Christie's ONE, including what the auction experience will be like, if the quality of the material was impacted by the pandemic and what are a few of her favorite lots in the sale.
Jul 01, 2020
Behind The Report: Artist Market Report Rashid Johnson
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In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Artist Market Report on Rashid Johnson in which we take a look at different aspects of his market and career including the meaning behind his conceptual and figurative art, experts’ market confidence, exhibition and institutional history, as well as an in-depth look at every aspect of his auction market.
Jun 22, 2020
Hill Art Foundation's Astrid Hill on establishing a foundation in NYC
00:22:45
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we are joined by Astrid Hill, vice president and curator of emerging artists at the Hill Art Foundation. First, Astrid tells us about the history of her family's collection and what motivated them to establish the foundation in 2019. Then, she shares with us what the foundation been doing while being closed during the COVID pandemic and how the foundation is approaching reopening. Also, she discusses how young collectors are growing the online art marketplace.
Jun 18, 2020
Behind The Report: Wet Paint 2015 – 2019
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In the inaugural edition of our podcast series Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Wet Paint 2015 - 2019, in which we deep-dive into more than 2,700 lots that were offered at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips within 3 years or less of their creation date, hence the title ‘wet paint’. Adam discusses the highlights from the report and shares his personal commentary on flipping artworks at auction and its impact on an artist's career and a collector's relationship with the artist's galleries.
Jun 11, 2020
Pari Dust's Pari Ehsan on the intersection between art, fashion and design
00:17:14
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Pari Ehsan, founder and creative director of Pari Dust, an online platform focused on the intersection between art, fashion and design. First, Pari tells us about Pari Dust's platform and her journey to found the company. Then, she explains why she is focused on art, fashion and design. Also, she shares stories from over the years from her interactions with art galleries, both positive and negative. Finally, Pari offers advice on how to successfully engage with your social media audience.
Jun 09, 2020
ArtTactic's Anders Petterson on declining art market confidence
00:29:06
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by our founder Anders Petterson, to discuss our brand new Contemporary Art Market Confidence Report. First, Anders share the history and background of ArtTactic's Art Market Confidence Report. Then, he shares some of the key findings from the report including an 85% decline in market confidence since our previous report in September 2019. On a more uplifting note, Anders and Adam discuss some of the positive developments that have occurred in the art world over the past few months during the pandemic.
May 29, 2020
Frieze's Loring Randolph on Frieze New York's online art fair
00:16:09
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Loring Randolph, director of Frieze in New York, joins us to recap this past week's online version of Frieze New York. First, Loring shares galleries' reactions when it was announced the fair would shift online. Then, she tells us why the online platform will continue to be utilized by the fair in the future. Also, Lorin reports on the level of sales at this year's fair. Further, she touches on the artist gender filter, tells us if they will add a feature in the future to enable visitors and galleries to interact during the online fair and provides an update on Frieze London.
May 20, 2020
1969 Gallery's Quang Bao on managing the gallery during COVID-19
00:33:26
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Quang Bao, owner of 1969 Gallery, a New York based gallery. First, Quang tells us how the gallery continues to operate despite being physically closed. Then, we ask him about demand for younger, emerging artists during the pandemic. Quang also discusses the role of Instagram in the art market, the economics behind a small gallery and online art exhibitions. Lastly, he shares the gallery's upcoming exhibition calendar with us.
May 15, 2020
Artadia's Carolyn Ramo on artist grants during coronavirus
00:19:53
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we are joined by Carolyn Ramo, executive director of Artadia, a non-profit organization that provides grants to visual artists. First, Carolyn tells us about Artadia, its purpose and who decides who receives grants that the organization allocates to artists. Then, she shares from her perspective how artists are being impacted financially, creatively and in other ways by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Also, Carolyn tells us about Artist Relief, which is providing financial assistance to artists impacted financially by the pandemic, and Artadia's involvement with this effort. Lastly, she instructs how our listeners can contribute to these causes or apply for assistance.
May 08, 2020
The New York Times' Robin Pogrebin on auction houses shifting online during the pandemic
00:16:00
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture report for The New York Times, joins us to discuss how art auction houses are shifting online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Robin provides us with the latest update on when the major May and June auctions will be taking place at Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips. Then, she discusses the intricacies of their online platforms and how the auctions may be presented to the public. Also, Robin explains why the biggest concern on the mind of auction house executives and specialists is prospective bidders not being able to preview the artworks in person. Finally, Robin tells us how the pandemic may serve as a catalyst for auction houses to embrace technology moving forward and also how the online auction platforms are attracting a younger generation of collectors.
Apr 30, 2020
Petzel Gallery's Friedrich Petzel on operating a gallery during the pandemic
00:17:54
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Friedrich Petzel, founder of Petzel Gallery, to discuss how the gallery is adapting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Friedrich details the gallery's digital strategy and how important it is during this time when the physical gallery is closed. Then, he shares to what extent the pandemic has slowed sales. Also, Friedrich reveals if previous experiences have any similarity to the current pandemic's impact on the art world. Further, he tells us what his conversations have been like with the gallery's artists and when he tentatively plans on reopening.
Apr 21, 2020
Reed Smith's Ian Turetsky and Casey Laffey on legal topics during the coronavirus pandemic
00:31:49
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ian Turetsky, associate in Reed Smith's Global Commercial Dispute group, and Casey Laffey, vice chair of Reed Smith's Global Commercial Dispute group, join us to discuss force majeure and other legal issues impacting the art world during the coronavirus pandemic. First, Ian and Casey tell us about force majeure, a clause in contracts that frees parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event beyond their control occurs, and why the coronavirus pandemic has made it the hottest topic in the legal world. Then, they explain when force majeure may apply to certain issues in the art world at this time. Also, we speak about certain collectors trying to back out of their invoices at this time and explore to what extent invoices are legally binding. Then, Ian and Casey reveals what parties should be considering if they are entering into contracts in the midst of the pandemic. Lastly, they share some lessons learned from this pandemic that can be used moving forward.
Apr 13, 2020
ARTA's Adam Fields on shipping and logistics during the coronavirus pandemic
00:19:35
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Fields, founder and CEO of ARTA, the fine art shipping and logistics marketplace, returns to the podcast to update us on the latest during the coronavirus pandemic. First, Adam shares some data regarding the fine art shipping activity on ARTA to illuminate the extent to which the art market has slowed down during the coronavirus pandemic. Then, Adam discusses how several facets of the art world are shifting to the digital space during this time. Also, he provides us with guidance on what to consider if trying to ship artworks during this time.
Apr 02, 2020
Barnebys’ Pontus Silfverstolpe on the online art market during the coronavirus pandemic
00:15:37
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Pontus Silfverstolpe, co-founder of Barnebys, a search engine for art, antiques and collectibles from more than 3,000 auction houses and galleries around the world, joins us to talk about the online art market during the coronavirus pandemic. First, Pontus discusses how the art world has been able to shift to the online space during the pandemic. Then, he identifies trends regarding which types of galleries and auction houses possess digital strategies necessary to succeed during this time. Also, Pontus tells us how Barnebys is trying to achieve their goal of becoming a search engine for the art marketplace.
Mar 27, 2020
Richard Polsky on coronavirus' impact on the art market
00:31:28
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication joins us to discuss the coronavirus and how it is impacting the art market. First, Richard speaks about the impact the virus has had on the art market, including pushing back the major May auctions. Richard also recalls how the art market responded to the tragic events on 9/11. Then, he identifies some artists he believes are still worth acquiring even during this difficult economic environment. Also, Richard speculates that certain galleries may move to an exclusive online model after they will be forced to not have physical gallery spaces during the next few months due to the virus.
Mar 20, 2020
ArtTactic's Anders Petterson on the TEFAF Art Patronage Report
00:15:48
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic, joins us to breakdown the recently released TEFAF Art Market Report on art patronage in the 21st century. First, Anders explains why this year's report focuses on art patronage. Then, he shares the history and importance of private art patronage in US and Europe. as public funding diminishes. Also, Anders identifies some of the new models of philanthropy that are being explored in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Additionally, Anders touches on how millennials are approaching philanthropy in the arts and to what extent technology is playing a role.
Mar 13, 2020
The Art Newspaper's Lisa Movius on the coronavirus' impact on the Chinese art scene
00:17:27
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Lisa Movius, a Shanghai based journalist who is the Asia correspondent for The Art Newspaper, about the coronavirus and its impact on the Chinese art scene. First, Lisa provides us with an update on the virus and what the mood is like in China both from a social and economic perspective. Then, she details the lack of activity going on regarding fairs, galleries and museums in China at the moment. Also, Lisa tells us if she is hearing if Chinese collectors will be active or will be sitting out of the art market in the short term. Lastly, she reveals if there is a sense in China as to how things may play out with the virus over the next few months.
Mar 03, 2020
The Art Newspaper's Margaret Carrigan on Frieze LA and Felix
00:17:27
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Margaret Carrigan, deputy art market editor at The Art Newspaper, joins us to help recap and dissect the art fair week in LA, which included Frieze and Felix. First, Margaret identifies some of the major differences in the Los Angeles art fair week between this year and last year's inaugural edition. Then, she explains the uniqueness of Frieze LA and how it compares to other major art fairs. Also, Margaret shares some of the sales highlights from the fairs. Additionally, Margaret tells us what art world insiders were discussing during the fair week. Lastly, Margaret provides a recap of the second edition of Felix and reveals why the hotel fair is garnering so much attention.
Feb 20, 2020
Mills Moran on the upcoming second edition of Felix LA
00:14:16
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Mills Moran, owner of Moran Moran and founder of Felix, which occurs Feb 13-16 at The Hollywood Roosevelt. First, Mills describes the uniqueness of Felix compared to a typical art fair, in particular being held in a hotel. Then, he shares some of the major changes coming to the fair in 2020. Also, Mills explains the unique economic opportunity Felix provides exhibiting galleries. Lastly, Mills reveals how difficult it is to pick galleries to include in the fair.
Feb 10, 2020
Christina Binkley on the art world's interest in the growing sneaker market
00:17:02
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Christina Binkley, a freelance journalist who writes about the business of culture, joins us to discuss the growing sneaker market and how and why major auction houses are targeting it. First, Christina reveals how big the sneaker market is at the moment and how collectors currently buy and sell sneakers on the primary and secondary market. Then, she identifies some of the most highly coveted brands and shoes on the market. Also, Christina explains why major traditional auction houses are determined to become involved in the sneaker market and to what extent they have participated already. Additionally, she shares how certain fine artists are garnering appeal from sneaker collectors.
Feb 06, 2020
Artsy's Mike Steib on the online art market
00:18:42
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, the online platform for collecting and discovering art. Previously CEO of XO Group, the parent company of The Knot, Mike shares with us a few of the most surprising things he discovered about the art market and the online art space. Then, Mike reveals some interesting insights about trends in the marketplace based on the data they have gathered on their platform. Also, he gives his thoughts on Instagram's role in the art market and if he considers them to be a competitor. Finally, Mike identifies some of the biggest challenges for Artsy and the entire online art space moving forward.
Jan 28, 2020
Deirdra Funcheon on Outsider Artist Purvis Young's Complex Estate
00:24:00
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by freelance journalist Deirdra Funcheon, who wrote an article in the Washington Post magazine detailing Purvis Young's career and the conflict surrounding his estate. First, Deirdra introduces us to Purvis' career and explains why he is considered an outsider artist. Then, she identifies some of the key turning points in his career. Also, Deirdra, details the complexity of the artist's estate and reveals how his paintings were allocated following his death.
Jan 22, 2020
Judd Tully reviews the art market in 2019
00:27:35
In our end of year 2019 episode, Judd Tully, veteran art market reporter and frequent contributor to ARTnews, joins us to recap the art market in 2019. First, Judd identifies some of the top storylines of 2019 for the art market. Then, he reveals who were some of the biggest winners of the year when we think about artists and their markets. Also, he shares what trends in art defined the year. Additionally, Judd tells us his favorite exhibition of 2019. And lastly, Judd gives us a few bold predictions of the art market in 2020.
Dec 23, 2019
ArtReview's Mark Rappolt on the 2019 Power 100
00:17:01
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia, joins us to review their recently published Power 100 rankings, listing the year's most influential people in the contemporary art world. First, Mark tells us about the history of the list and how it is compiled each year. Then, he explains why Glenn Lowry, the director of MoMA, tops the list this in 2019. Also, Mark discusses some of the new entrants on the list as well as some unexpected names, including Banksy. Finally, Mark shares broader trends in the contemporary art world regarding what positions are gaining or losing influence.
Dec 17, 2019
Artnet News' Nate Freeman recaps Art Basel Miami Beach
00:20:09
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior art business reporter for Artnet News, joins us to recap this year's edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Nate discusses how Maurizio Cattelan's $120,000 banana took over the fair and why this fair will forever be known as "Banana Basel". Then, Nate shares his thoughts on the overall fair and how the strong the art and market was during the week. Also, he identifies artists, besides Cattelan, who had important weeks at the fair. Further, Nate explains how successful the inaugural exhibition was at the new Rubell Family Collection museum.
Dec 12, 2019
The WSJ's Kelly Crow recaps last week's contemporary auctions
00:23:51
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to recap last week's major Post-War and Contemporary auctions in New York. First, Kelly addresses the fact that there were few trophy pieces up for auction this season and she speculates if this was due to a lack of estates or if this is a reflection on market sentiment. Then, Kelly identifies some bargain shopping that occurred in the evening sales. Also, she explains why we witnessed several auction records for an older generation of African American artists who are finally being recognized by collectors and museums. Further, Kelly reveals if there is concern about the very quick spike in prices for younger artists at auction and to what extent Asia is pushing up prices for these artists. Lastly, Kelly addresses an unfortunate situation that she is currently reporting on regarding famed collector Donald Bryant.
Nov 21, 2019
The Cabin's Danny First on creating an artist residency and exhibition space in LA
00:18:24
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Danny First, collector, artist and founder of The Cabin, a small exhibition space in his LA backyard, and La Brea Studio Artist Residency, an artist residency program in LA. First, Danny tells us about the process of an artist moving to LA for a month, living and working in the residency studio and ultimately having a show at The Cabin. Then, he discusses the importance and power of Instagram for discovering and connecting with artists to consider for his residency program. Also, Danny shares what motivated him to launch his residency and exhibition space as well as what distinguishes his from others in the art world. Lastly, Danny discusses some of the artists who have participated in his residency and exhibition space, such as Tschabalala Self, Devan Shimoyama and Amoako Boafo.
Nov 11, 2019
Sotheby's Noah Wunsch on e-commerce growth in the art market
00:20:24
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Noah Wunsch, global head of e-commerce at Sotheby's. First, Noah discusses the importance of brand innovation and how he has worked to bring that to Sotheby's, a firm that already possesses such a valuable and established brand. Then, he shares how much growth Sotheby's has had on the e-commerce platform over the past few years. Also, Noah touches on what it was like to incorporate such a large e-commerce platform to such a historic business like Sotheby's. Then, he identifies the top performing categories on the e-commerce platform and he reveals what he would say to a potential consignor who is reluctant to sell their art in an e-commerce sale.
Oct 30, 2019
Art UK's Andy Ellis on the online home for every UK public art collection
00:20:54
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Andy Ellis, director of Art UK, joins us to discuss the online home for every public art collection in the UK. First, Andy explains how visitors on the site can explore public art collections in the UK. Then, he shares the mission behind Art UK which is to democratize art so it is accessible to the masses. Also, Andy shares how they are able to catalogue and digitize so many artworks, how they address copyright issues and how Art UK is funded.
Oct 20, 2019
Strauss & Co's Susie Goodman on the African art market
00:19:25
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Susie Goodman, executive director at Strauss & Co, a leading auction house in South Africa, joins us to discuss the African art market. First, Susie tells us about the evolution of the African art market over the past 10 years and what role South African has played as the most established art market. Then, she tells us to what extent renowned African contemporary artists, such as Julie Mehretu, Marlene Dumas and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, are collected by African collectors and she also identifies lesser known African artists worthy of consideration by global collectors. Susie also touches on the success of female artists in Africa as well as how the politics of the continent has influenced the kind of art being made by contemporary artists.
Sep 30, 2019
ArtTactic's Anders Petterson looks ahead at the autumn season art market
00:24:41
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic, joins us to discuss the art market in 2019 as well as highlight a few recently released ArtTactic reports. First, recaps the art market's performance in the first half of 2019 and shares ArtTactic's outlook for the autumn season. Then, he identifies some of the key findings from ArtTactic's inaugural Auction Guarantee report and explains what role guarantees have been playing in the market so far this year. Finally, Anders updates us on the ArtTactic Forecaster auction prediction platform, which has now recorded over 1.2 million forecasts.
Sep 27, 2019
Freya Simms recaps the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair
00:19:05
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Freya Simms, CEO of LAPADA, joins us to recap last week's annual LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in London. First, Freya tells us how the fair went and identifies some highlights that were for sale. Then, she gives her thoughts on the state of the broader antiques market and how the market has shifted over the past decade. Also, Freya discusses an interesting trend that has led eco-conscious shoppers to acquiring antiques over new furniture. Finally, Freya reveals how often people actually find hidden antique gems in their attics!
Sep 20, 2019
Huntington T. Block's Anne Rappa answers art insurance questions
00:18:22
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anne Rappa, senior vice president at Huntington T. Block, joins us to answer our questions on art insurance. First, Anne identifies and corrects some of the most common misconceptions about art insurance. Then, she reveals how climate change has impacted art insurance and if there has been a recent uptick in claims as a result of severe weather. Also, Anne explains the difference between blanket and itemized art insurance. Lastly, Anne offers advice to collectors who are trying to make sure they aren't over or under insured, especially considering the frequent changes in values in the contemporary art market.
Sep 16, 2019
Victoria Stapley-Brown on the fallout from recent museum philanthropy controversies
00:12:52
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Victoria Stapley-Brown, former deputy museums editor at The Art Newspaper, joins us to discuss the state of museums in the US following the controversy surrounding Warren Kanders' resignation from the Whitney Museum board. First, Victoria shares if there is any consensus or even guidance regarding what is deemed acceptable sources of funding in 2019 for museums. Then, she touches on the level of nervousness museums are feeling on if these high-profile incidents may discourage philanthropy moving forward. Also, Victoria tells us if she expects the museum industry to make any drastic changes moving forward because of these controversies.
Sep 04, 2019
Bloomberg News' Hannah Elliott on the classic car market
00:20:50
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Hannah Elliott, staff writer at Bloomberg News covering the luxury sector, joins us to recap the Monterey classic car auctions. First, Hannah breaks down the unfathomable auction blunder at Sotheby's for the Porsche Type 64. Then, she recaps the overall performance of the classic car market during the week and explains why some referred to it as a bloodbath. Hannah also reveals which carmaker is frequently dominating the market and explains why Asian car collectors haven't had an impact on the market yet.
Aug 22, 2019
The Wharton School's Jerry Wind on Sotheby's Going Private
00:19:11
In this week's episode, we're joined by professor Jerry Wind, the Lauder Professor Emeritus and Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts. First, we discuss the recent news of Sotheby's being purchased and transforming from a publicly traded auction house to a privately owned business. Jerry explains some of the ways being a public company may have been prohibitive for Sotheby's. Also, he shares how he envisions their business evolving. Further, Jerry tells us how Sotheby's and its rival Christie's may compete against each other now that both are private firms. Then, we discuss Jerry's new book, Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts and he identifies some of the most notable examples of when art played a role in resolving conflicts or building bridges among opposing groups.
Jul 24, 2019
Artory's Nanne Dekking on Building an Artwork Registry
00:17:57
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Nanne Dekking, founder and CEO of Artory, whose mission is to create a vast artwork registry. First, we ask Nanne about their partnership with Christie's and if they plan to partner with more auction houses moving forward. Then, he breaks down the competitive landscape in the artwork registry space and identifies the keys to being the surviving registry that the art world utilizes. Also, Nanne explains how much demand there is for this type of product at this moment and why that it will continue to grow moving forward.
Jul 15, 2019
ArtTactic's Meg Corcoran on the Old Masters market
00:18:18
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we're joined by Meg Corcoran, a researcher at ArtTactic, focused on the Old Masters market, and a gallery manager at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, a gallery specializing in Old Masters, 19th Century and Modern drawings and works on paper. First, Meg reveals the extent to which the Old Masters market is trending upwards the past few years. Then, she reveals how two recent blockbuster Old Masters sales, the da Vinci's Salvator Mundi and Caravaggio's Judith and Holofernes, has impacted the entire market. Also, Meg touches on what the industry is doing to try to attract young collectors and what opportunities uniquely exist in the Old Masters market.
Jul 01, 2019
The Art Newspaper's Gareth Harris on the Venice Biennale and Art Basel
00:16:32
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Gareth Harris, chief contributing editor at The Art Newspaper and contributor to the Financial Times, to help us recap the Venice Biennale and Art Basel. First, Gareth shares his thoughts on this year's the Venice Biennale and he identifies some of the most talked about artists included in this edition. Then, he discusses how Art Basel is different when it coincides with the Venice Biennale and specifically to what extent the Biennale influenced what galleries brought to Art Basel. Gareth tells us how strong sales were at this Art Basel and he even identifies some key sales from the fair. Lastly, Gareth reveals to us what other topics were being discussed by art market insiders at the fair.
Jun 25, 2019
Arteia's Philippe Gellman on managing art collections
00:16:41
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Philippe Gellman, founder and CEO of Arteia, a technology platform that functions as collection management, provenance tracking and a marketplace for buyers and sellers. First, Philippe shares his vision for Arteia and what its role can be in the art market. Then, he explains what differentiates his platform from others that already exist in the art market. Also, Philippe reveals how they plan on building a marketplace where buyers and sellers can transact directly. Lastly, Philippe clarifies why they are using an initial coin offering to raise funds for the company.
Jun 07, 2019
The Fine Art Group's Morgan Long recaps last week's contemporary auctions
00:26:09
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Morgan Long, senior director at The Fine Art Group, joins us to breakdown last week's post-war and contemporary auctions. First, Morgan shares some of her major takeaways from this past week's sales. Then, she identifies some of the artists who were the biggest winners and losers. Also, Morgan details the extent to which female artists are undervalued and how they used this strategy in their art investment funds. Additionally, she touches on prices for young artists, identifies the different services The Fine Art Group offers and also explains why guarantees aren't as lucrative as they used to be.
May 23, 2019
Verisart's Robert Norton on using blockchain technology for art authentication
00:21:21
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Robert Norton, CEO of Verisart, a company that certifies art authenticity through blockchain technology. First, Robert reveals how the company has grown since we initially had him on the podcast in 2016. Then, he identifies some of the important partnerships the company has had with auction houses, eCommerce platforms and even artists, that has enabled the company to grow. Also, Robert discusses the timeline for when the art world will have a technological solution that is widely used to resolve art authenticity issues.
May 14, 2019
Edward Klaris on the legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence and virtual reality art
00:31:35
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Edward Klaris, managing partner at Klaris Law. First, we speak with Ed about artificial intelligence art and he explains how artists are leveraging this technology to make artworks. Then, he identifies some of the legal issues that artists are facing in this nascent medium. Also, Ed clarifies what virtual reality art is and even shares some prominent examples of this kind of art. Lastly, Ed reveals why virtual reality artists should consider an alternative business model from the traditional one seen in the art market.
May 09, 2019
RxArt's Diane Brown on partnering with artists to transform children's healthcare facilities
00:18:16
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Diane Brown, founder and president of RxArt, whose mission is to help children heal by collaborating with contemporary artists to transform sterile healthcare facilities into engaging and inspiring environments. First, Diane tells us about her personal experiences that motivated her to found RxART. Then, she identifies some of the notable artists the organization has worked with, including Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Laura Owens, Urs Fischer, Dan Colen and Nicolas Party. Also, Diane reveals how impactful transforming these spaces is on the children and the artists themselves.
Apr 30, 2019
Elena Zavelev on the inaugural edition of Contemporary And Digital Art Fair
00:13:22
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Elena Zavelev, founder of New Art Academy, joins to discuss their launch of the inaugural edition of CADAF NYC, Contemporary & Digital Art Fair, occurring May 3-5 in New York City. First, Elena tells us what prompted her to launch the fair, which is focused on immersive installation, video art, virtual reality, creative experiments on the blockchain, etc. Then, she reveals details about what the fair will be like to attend and how it will differ from a traditional art fair. Also, Elena shares how much crossover she has currently seen between traditional contemporary art collectors and digital art collectors. Lastly, Elena explains the extent to which the decline in the value of cryptocurrency has influenced cryptocurrency and blockchain art and art products.
Apr 22, 2019
Artsy's Nate Freeman talks Dallas Art Fair and the Dallas art scene
00:23:02
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art market report for Artsy, joins us to discuss the several facets of the Dallas art community. After visiting Dallas last week for the Dallas Art Fair, Nate and Adam, who is originally from Dallas, decided to do a Dallas-themed episode. They discuss the Dallas Art Fair's position in the saturated art fair landscape, how this year's edition of the fair performed, why the Dallas collecting community is so respected by the art world and how the Dallas art scene has changed over the past decade.
Apr 18, 2019
Artnome's Jason Bailey on data and the art market
00:28:33
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jason Bailey, founder of Artnome, who has compiled the largest analytical database of artworks. First, we speak with Jason about how he leverages his database to explore art and data through a variety of projects. Then, he discusses the intersection of blockchain and art and what may serve as a catalyst to get artworks on the blockchain. Also, Jason explores how artists are using machine learning in their art. Lastly, Jason explains why he believes there is significant investment opportunity in female and minority artists.
Apr 08, 2019
The Kremer Collection's Joel Kremer on using VR technology to experience art
00:18:19
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Joel Kremer, director at the Kremer Collection, a collection of Dutch and Flemish Old Masters that is accessible only via VR technology. First, Joel explains what prompted him to embrace this technology for the collection. Then, he reveals how the technology works and what it's like to experience the collection virtually. Also, Joel shares his thoughts on if this technology will eventually become prolific among museums, galleries and even auction houses.
Apr 01, 2019
Tarana Sawhney on art and philanthropy in India
00:33:22
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Tarana Sawhney, chairperson of the Confederation for Indian Industry task force on art and culture, and Anders Petterson, founder and managing director of ArtTactic. Earlier this year, ArtTactic published a report on the intersection between art and philanthropy in the Indian art market, we speak at length on this topic with Tarana and Anders. They update us on recent philanthropic trends in the Indian art market and why the Indian art scene has had to rely so much on private museums, foundations and individuals. We also discuss the extent to which the government is now supporting the arts, how public spaces and events are being supported by philanthropy and how the next generation of philanthropists are being engaged.
Mar 27, 2019
Richard Polsky updates us on his art authentication business
00:21:03
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication, updates us on his authentication practice. First, Richard explains why many artist estates and authentication boards closed down and why he stepped in in their place. Then, he reveals why he recently added Jackson Pollock to the list of artists he authenticates. Also, he tells us how museums and auction houses are valuing his authentication of a work when they are considering artworks for their exhibitions or sales. Lastly, Richard shares some anecdotes from his experiences authenticating artworks.
Mar 18, 2019
Kalm Report's Loren Munk on vlogging New York gallery openings
00:45:09
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by artist Loren Munk, who also goes by his alter persona James Kalm, founder of the Kalm Report and James Kalm Rough Cut. First, Loren explains his the concept and origins behind his YouTube channels in which he films gallery exhibition openings while providing commentary. Then, he reveals how galleries and museums have treated him over time as video recordings of exhibitions has become more commonplace lately. Also, Loren identifies some of the most interesting trends in the NY art scene including which artists he has been following lately. Lastly, Loren details the changing history of the art gallery neighborhoods of New York City, a subject matter that ties in to his paintings.
Mar 12, 2019
The Art Newspaper's Margaret Carrigan on Frieze LA
00:23:36
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Margaret Carrigan, deputy art market editor at The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap the inaugural edition of Frieze LA. First, Margaret grades the success of the fair and tells us if there was a consensus among collectors and exhibitors as to how it went. Then, she reveals if collectors from NY, Europe and Asia attended the fair. She also touches on the quality of the art on view and the layout of the fair. Margaret also discusses the inaugural edition of Felix and how the hotel fair went. Finally, Margaret predicts what the future may look like for this fair week.
Feb 22, 2019
ART021's David Chau on the Chinese contemporary art market
00:20:36
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by David Chau, co-founder of ART021, a Shanghai contemporary art fair. First, David shares how exhibiting galleries and visiting collectors at the fair have evolved over the past 6 years. Then, he discusses different strategies employed by US and European galleries to target Chinese collectors. Also, David explains how US and European galleries without physical locations in China are having success there. Lastly, David identifies some of the common stereotypes that the global art world has about Chinese art collectors.
Feb 08, 2019
The Fine Art Group's Freya Stewart on their art lending practice
00:27:40
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're here with Freya Stewart, CEO of art lending at The Fine Art Group, formerly The Fine Art Fund. First, Freya reveals why The Fine Art Group expanded into the art financing sector. Then, she shares some data regarding the level of lending at the firm. Also, Freya speculates why borrowing against your artwork still remains a niche product within the art world. Finally, she touches on their recent acquisition of Falcon Fine Art as well as predicts what the art financing space will look like in the future.
Jan 31, 2019
Felix LA's Mills Moran on the inaugural edition of the fair
00:12:26
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Mills Moran, co-founder of Felix LA, which will occur from February 14-17. First, Mills tells us what inspired him to launch an art fair in LA. Then, he reveals what we can expect at the inaugural edition of the fair, which will take place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Also, Mills speaks with us about the growing LA art scene and collector base.
Jan 21, 2019
Judd Tully recaps the art market in 2018
00:24:37
In this end of the year episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, veteran art market reporter, joins us to review the art market in 2018. First, Judd shares the top storylines of the year with us. Then, he identifies which artists were the biggest winners over the past 12 months. Also, Judd discusses how Instagram is impacting several facets of the art market. Finally, Judd reveals how market participants are feeling as head into 2019 and also gives us two bold predictions for the art market next year.
Dec 24, 2018
ArtTactic's Anders Petterson previews our 2018 Top Artists Report
00:21:15
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic, joins us to preview our 2018 Top Artists Report, in which we analyze and assess the top performing contemporary artists at auction by nationality, age and gender. First, Anders details the performance of the contemporary art market in 2018 and how it compared with our expectations heading into the year. Then, he identifies some of the noteworthy trends in 2018 in terms of how different artists performed at auction. Also, Anders shares some of the top performing artists during the past year, including younger artists under the age of 45.
Dec 20, 2018
Artnet's Julia Halperin recaps Art Basel Miami
00:15:03
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Julia Halperin, executive editor at Artnet News, joins us to recap Art Basel Miami. First, Julia discusses galleries' expectations heading into the fair week and how they felt at the conclusion of the fair. Then, she identifies some of the most noteworthy sales from the fair. Also, Julia tells us what insiders were saying about the increased attention on younger black artists. Additionally, she touches on how galleries at NADA are adopting their business models to the changing art market, what was on view at the local private museums and how everyone felt about the state of the art market as we wind down 2018.
Dec 13, 2018
ArtReview's Mark Rappolt reviews their Power 100 annual rankings
00:13:34
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of ArtReview, joins us to review their recently published Power 100 ranking, listing the year's most influential people in the contemporary art world. First, we discuss the #metoo movement's place in the top 5 of this year's list and how it is infiltrating the art world. Then, we breakdown David Zwirner's rise to number 1 on the list as well as Larry Gagosian's fall to 22. Also, Mark lists some important trends on this year's list and identifies a few highly influential individuals on the list that may be under the radar.
Dec 03, 2018
Ben Stein on his new book Museum of Street Art: East Village
00:24:15
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Ben Stein, author of the new book Museum of Street Art: East Village. First, Ben shares the history of street art and graffiti. Then, he explains how and why he systematically photographed the street art in the East Village over 14 straight hours to capture a snapshot of the “exhibit”. Also, Ben describes the East Village's history with street art and how it differs from other neighborhoods in New York City. Additionally, Ben identifies some of the most prominent street artists in the East Village as well as some of the lesser known ones.
Nov 26, 2018
Artsy's Nate Freeman recaps last week's contemporary auctions
00:15:33
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art market report for Artsy, joins us to recap last week's New York contemporary auctions. First, Nate touches on David Hockney becoming the most expensive living artist with his $90.3 million sale of his Portrait of an Artist. Then, he discusses why we saw softening at the top of the market and strength in the middle market. Also, Nate breaks down the surging prices for undervalued African American artists and Kaws. Lastly, he shares the sentiment of the contemporary art market as we head towards Art Basel Miami.
Nov 20, 2018
Everledger's Leanne Kemp on blockchain in the art world
00:19:58
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, first host Adam Green talks about the origins of the ArtTactic Podcast and what motivated him to launch it in 2009. Then, he speaks with Leanne Kemp, founder and CEO of Everledger, a technology company that uses blockchain technology to track the provenance of diamonds and other valuable items. Leanne talks about the history of Everledger and discusses its success bringing a blockchain platform to the diamond industry. Then, she reveals what kind of blockchain services she will offer the art world and how different it is from the diamond industry. Also, Leanne explains what it will take for a blockchain solution to become prolific in the art world. Finally, she shares how a widely used blockchain ecosystem in the art world could benefit the industry.
Nov 12, 2018
Ronnie Pirovino on collecting Kaws and his upcoming Kaws toy sale at Heritage Auctions
00:32:53
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ronnie Pirovino, who is recognized as one of the most prolific collectors of Kaws' work, joins us ahead of Heritage Auctions' The Toy Collection of Ronnie K. Pirovino sale on November 7th, featuring 118 lots containing Kaws toys from Ronnie's personal collection. First, Ronnie tells us why he started collecting Kaws' work in the early 2000s, well before there was the hype for his art that we see today. Also, he explains how he amassed such a large collection of works by Kaws during that time, when Kaws was not a part of the gallery system like traditional artists. Then, Ronnie shares what resonated so strongly with him in Kaws' work and artist statement that motivated him to acquire hundreds of works. Next, Ronnie speaks about what is so special about the Kaws collecting community, which some have compared to a cult, and how he organically became a leader within it who has made himself accessible to others who have questions about the artist's work. Lastly, Ronnie discusses the issue of the proliferation of bootlegs or fakes and why he wants his sale to be an opportunity for Kaws collectors to acquire works without having to worry about a questionable provenance.
Nov 05, 2018
Vastari's Bernadine Brocker on recent museum trends
00:19:26
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Bernadine Brocker, founder and CEO of Vastari, a company that connects curators, collectors, producers and venues for exhibition loans and tours, joins us to discuss findings from their recently published reports on museum trends in the art world.
Oct 29, 2018
Hedges Projects' Jim Hedges on Outsider Art
00:17:21
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Jim Hedges, of Hedges Projects, joins us to discuss Outsider Art, art made by self-taught artists. First, Jim explains what art qualifies as Outsider Art and describes how it looks aesthetically. Then, he details how Outsider Art artists started being recognized even though they operated outside of the art establishment. Also, Jim discusses how the market for Outsider Art has evolved over the past few years.
Oct 16, 2018
The Daily Telegraph's Colin Gleadell recaps last week's major contemporary auctions
00:31:40
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Colin Gleadell, art market columnist for The Daily Telegraph and art market reporter for Artnet, joins us to discuss last week's major London contemporary auctions at Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips. First, Colin recounts what it was like to be in Sotheby's salesroom when Banksy's Balloon with Girl self-destructed. Then, he speculates if Banksy was at the sale and if Sotheby's was aware of the ploy. Also, Colin breaks down the auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's and tells us where the art market stands after the auctions.
Oct 10, 2018
LiveAuctioneers' Phil Michaelson on bidding in auctions online
00:15:08
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Phil Michaelson, CEO of LiveAuctioneers, joins us to discuss online bidding in the art market. First, Phil discusses LiveAuctioneers' online bidding platform and how they partner with auction houses to enable bidders to bid live in realtime in sales. Then, he discusses how online bidding as a sales channel is trending compared to absentee bids, telephone bids and in-person bidding. Also, Phil touches on the importance of an auction house's brand when it comes to instilling confidence in online bidding as well identifying certain art market trends based on their aggregated bidding data.
Oct 03, 2018
Artemus' Asher Edelman on the current state of the art market
00:14:25
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Asher Edelman, founding member and CEO of Artemus, an art financing and leasing company, joins us to catch-up on the latest activities in the art financing space as well as discuss the current state of the art market. First, Asher reveals the increased lending activity at Artemus and speculates why he believes the art world is more receptive to art financing than it was previously. With the art market starting up again with art fairs, auctions and gallery shows after the annual summer hiatus, Asher tells us why he's concerned about the short-term future of the art market, in large part due to non-Western collectors potentially leaving the marketplace. Also, Asher reveals why he's tracking the number of 3rd party guarantors who are winning artworks at auction.
Sep 24, 2018
Bloomberg's Hannah Elliott recaps the Monterey classic car auctions
00:16:56
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Hannah Elliott, staff writer at Bloomberg News covering the luxury sector, joins us to recap the Monterey classic car auctions, the biggest event of the year in the classic car market. First, Hannah tells us about the headline grabbing 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that sold for $48.4 million, the highest price ever for a car at auction. Hannah shares the history of the car and why it set an auction record. Then, she sets the scene for us in Monterey, explaining how many auctions occurred and how many cars were sold. Next, Hannah describes the health of the classic car market following the auctions, including which brands outperformed and which ones experienced softening. Lastly, Hannah touches on if wealthy Asian individuals are penetrating the car market, like they are the art market, how car companies are levering the auction week to debut new cars, and if we are seeing some collectors who collect both art and classic cars.
Sep 17, 2018
Iain Robertson on emerging art markets in his new book, New Art, New Markets
00:13:59
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Dr Iain Robertson, head of art business at the Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, joins us to discuss his new book, New Art, New Market, exploring several emerging contemporary art markets. First, Iain explains why he decided to write the book now and identifies which geographies he explores in the book. Then, he tells us which markets he is feeling most bullish about and which ones have him most concerned. Also, Iain discusses the extent to which western art collectors are collecting artists from emerging art markets and how that differs from a decade ago before the economic crisis. Lastly, he explains government's ideal role in the development of a nascent contemporary art market.
Sep 11, 2018
Pi-eX's Christine Bourron on financial instruments for the art world
00:18:19
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Christine Bourron, CEO of Pi-eX, a firm that offers financial instruments based on art in the art market. First, Christine introduces us to contract on future sales, a product that enables sellers to pre-sell a percentage of their artwork to investors in advance of their artwork heading to auction. Then, Christine argues why this is a superior product to traditional third party guarantees offered by auction houses. Also, she explains why investors interested in this product won't be limited to art world insiders.
Aug 30, 2018
Masterworks' Scott Lynn on trading shares of artworks
00:08:15
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Scott Lynn, founder of Masterworks, a startup that allows investors to buy and trade in shares of artworks. First, as an active collector, Scott tells us what motivated him to launch a company that provides others with the opportunity to have fractional ownership in artworks. Then, he walks us through how Masterworks works, including how they acquire their artworks for the platform and how individuals can purchase and trade shares of an artwork. Also, Scott reveals why they chose artworks by Andy Warhol and Claude Monet as the first two on the platform. Lastly, he discusses his plans to eventually establish a physical gallery where viewers can see the art on the platform in person and have the opportunity to purchase shares of the artwork on the spot.
Aug 17, 2018
Artnet's Rachel Corbett on decreasing gallery attendance
00:14:38
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rachel Corbett, deputy editor at Artnet News, joins us to discuss the alarming trend of decreasing gallery attendance. First, Rachel explains the extent to which visitor attendance is declining at art galleries. Then, she identifies some of the primary reasons why this is occurring. Also, Rachel reveals the measures galleries are taking to reverse this trend. Lastly, she speculates on what the future may look like for brick-and-mortar galleries if this trend continues.
Aug 01, 2018
Jessica Klein on blockchain and cryptocurrency in the art world
00:21:03
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Jessica Klein, freelance journalist, joins us to discuss her recent article in The Outline on the art world, cryptocurrency and blockchain. First, Jessica identifies a few notable artists currently incorporating blockchain technology and cryptocurrency in their art in different ways, such as Kevin Abosch, Cryptograffiti and Sarah Meyohas. Then, she tells us if there is any crossover between the collectors of this blockchain and cryptocurrency art and more traditional contemporary art. After, Jessica explains how select galleries and auction houses are targeting the newly crypto wealthy. Lastly, she identifies some of the art world startups that are leveraging blockchain technology to try to address provenance issues.
Jul 17, 2018
ValueMyStuff's Patrick van der Vorst updates us on the appraisals market
00:10:33
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Patrick van der Vorst, CEO of ValueMyStuff, an online appraisal company, joins us to update us on the appraisals market. First, Patrick tells us about his experiences at Sotheby's and what inspired him to found Value My Stuff in 2009. Then, he identifies some of the major changes in the appraisals space since we last had him on the podcast five years ago. Then, Patrick reveals how many of the appraisals generated at ValueMyStuff are by individuals trying to figure out what something is worth versus repeat customers getting updated appraisals because of shifts in the market. Lastly, Patrick shares some of the most fascinating findings from ArtTactic and ValueMyStuff's recently published Valuations & Appraisals Market Report.
Jun 29, 2018
Judd Tully recaps last week's edition of Art Basel
00:23:15
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, veteran art market reporter, joins us to recap last week's edition of Art Basel. First, Judd comments on the trend seen in recent years in which several galleries are bringing high-value artworks at a level previously unseen at the fair. Then, Judd reveals if the recent and overdue commercial growth for African American and female artists continued at the fair. Also, he touches on some of the interesting topics discussed amongst insiders at the fair, including a London art advisor who has been scamming deals and advisors, the response to Art Basel Unlimited and the high degree of pre-selling that occurred before the fair. Lastly, Judd describes the current health of the contemporary art market and tells us if there is any reason for concern.
Jun 20, 2018
ArtTactic's Anders Petterson and MutualArt's Zohar Elhanani on data and transparency
00:25:01
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder and managing director of ArtTactic, and Zohar Elhanani, CEO of MutualArt, join us to discuss the importance of data and transparency in the art market. First, Anders reflects on his experiences in the art market over the past two decades and describes the level of increased access to data and market transparency since then. After, Zohar, having a diverse background with significant experience outside of the art world, explains what the art world can learn from other industries who have experienced transformations in how data is leveraged. Then, they identify what kind of additional data and improved transparency the market is seeking. Also, they touch on ArtTactic and MutualArt's new partnership surrounding involving advanced analytics to participants in ArtTactic's ArtForecaster competitions.
Jun 15, 2018
Bill Charron And Megan Noh on the launch of the Court of Arbitration for Art
00:20:55
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Bill Charron, partner at Pryor Cashman, and Megan Noh, partner at Cahill Cossu Noh & Robinson join us to discuss the establishment of the Court of Arbitration for Art, a specialized arbitration and mediation tribunal dedicated to resolving art law disputes. First, Bill shares with us the motivation behind founding the Court of Arbitration for Art and why the existing courts are not an ideal place to solve art disputes. Then, Megan walks us through how the Court of Arbitration for Art will work including the process, who will participate and what happens with the results. Also, they reveal why so many attorneys have responded favorably to the founding of the Court of Arbitration for Art, how they plan to get adoption from the art world and what the next steps look like for launching the court.
Jun 05, 2018
WSJ's Kelly Crow recaps the May NY major auctions
00:17:48
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to recap the May New York Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary auctions. First, Kelly touches on the surprising surge in prices seen at auction for artworks in the middle of the market. Then, she addresses the reasoning for the softening witnessed at the top of the market. Also, Kelly shares a few of the sales results that made her say "wow". Then, she discusses the incredible prices achieved for the lots donated by African American artist at Sotheby's for the Studio Museum in Harlem and if a bubble may be emerging for some of these artists. Lastly, Kelly explains why Sean Combs' $21 million purchase of Kerry James Marshall's Past Times may be the start of some much needed diversity in the art collecting community.
May 30, 2018
ARTA's Adam Fields updates us on fine art shipping and logistics
00:18:16
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Fields, founder and CEO of ARTA, returns to the podcast to update us on the latest in the fine art shipping and logistics marketplace. First, we discuss ARTA receiving investments from notable art companies, including Sotheby's, and how ARTA has integrated with them. Then, Adam reflects on Frieze and TEFAF and how ARTA assisted exhibiting galleries get their art from their galleries into the booths. Also, he touches on shipping challenges specific to Europe and explains why there is still so much variance with art shipping quotes.
May 16, 2018
Artsy's Nate Freeman recaps Frieze and TEFAF NY art fairs
00:16:26
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior reporter for Artsy, joins us to recap last week's Frieze and TEFAF art fairs which occurred this week in New York City. First, Nate addresses the air conditioning controversy that plagued the first day of Frieze and updates us on how Frieze is trying to rectify the issue with exhibitors. Then, Nate discusses the success of TEFAF in New York and how it is now perceived by the art world relative to Frieze New York. Also, he explains why smaller galleries are the ones most closely monitoring the broader economy in case it begins to falter. Further, Nate touches on the highlights at Frieze and TEFAF, while explaining why TEFAF is a good barometer for next week's major New York auctions.
May 10, 2018
AucArt's Natasha Arselan on selling early career contemporary art
00:07:45
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Natasha Arselan, founder and CEO of AucArt, a startup online auction house exclusively offering early career contemporary art. First, Natasha reveals how young the graduate artists are on the platform and how AucArt finds them. Then, she identifies the limited alternative sales channels for emerging artists. Also, Natasha tells us the diverse kind of buyers interested in contemporary art by early career artists and how receptive artists have been to selling their art on the platform.
May 02, 2018
Bloomberg News' Katya Kazakina on the rush for Black Artists
00:17:45
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market report for Bloomberg News, joins us to discuss the important correction happening in the art world in which collectors and museums are increasingly focusing on collecting Black artists. First, Katya pinpoints how and when this correction began. Then, she discusses how important it has become for prominent museums to acquire Black artists for their collections and how successful they have been at this given the recent increase in prices for these artworks. After, Katya identifies some of the key Black artists being targeted by museums, including Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Barkley Hendricks, Chris Ofili and others. Also, Katya talks about how this trend is translating at art galleries, where they are beginning to show and represent more younger black artists. Lastly, Katya speculates if this trend will be more long-lasting than others in the art market and she also highlights some Black artists who will be up for auction in next month's May auctions.
Apr 25, 2018
Dallas Art Fair's Brandon Kennedy on their 10th edition of the fair
00:14:23
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Brandon Kennedy, director of exhibitor relations for the Dallas Art Fair joins us to discuss the 10th edition of the fair, which occurred last weekend. First, Brandon discusses the fair's maturation and compares it in its infancy to where it is now. Then, Brandon identifies some of the highlights of the fair week and discusses the level of sales at this year's edition. Also, Brandon shares why US-based and international exhibitors are so fond of Dallas. Further, he explains how the Dallas Art Fair is thriving despite being outside of one of the major art market hubs. Lastly, Brandon describes the blossoming art scene in Dallas and its impact on the Dallas Art Fair, including the Dallas Museum of Art's acquisition fund for the fair.
Apr 18, 2018
Counter Editions' Robert Diament on making prints with leading contemporary artists
00:19:34
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Robert Diament, director of Counter Editions, who produces prints and multiples by leading contemporary artists, including John Baldessari, Katherine Bernhardt, Cecily Brown, Peter Doig, Tracey Emin, Laura Owens, Christopher Wool, Jonas Wood and many others. First, Robert reveals that most artists create prints in order to make their art accessible to their admirers at an affordable price point. Given the increased demand for prints, Robert tells us if it has become more competitive for printmakers to persuade artists to make prints with them. Also, he touches on the emergence of flippers in the prints market and how Counter Editions tries to sell artworks to genuine collectors. Further, Robert takes us behind the curtain and explains how they collaborate with artists on deciding every aspect of a print, such as the subject matter, medium, size and edition size. Lastly, Robert shares why he thinks prints are a great way for new collectors to start building their collections.
Apr 13, 2018
The New York Times' Adam Popescu on Damien Hirst's new LA exhibition
00:13:58
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Popescu, writer for The New York Times, joins us to discuss Damien Hirst's exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles featuring his abstract, colorful paintings from his new series of work. First, Adam talks about the scene at the opening of the exhibition and tells us how much clout Hirst still possesses both inside and outside of the art world. Then, Adam tells us how important it is to Hirst and to art collectors that the artist personally painted the works in the exhibition, rather than his studio assistants, who have painted many of his older paintings. Also, he reveals what Hirst says is the message behind the new works, how the paintings are being received by the art world and if the show is viewed as a success for Hirst.
Mar 21, 2018
Art advisor Maria Brito on the contemporary art market
00:21:00
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Maria Brito, a New York based art advisor, curator and author. First, Marias offers advice to both new collectors who are building their collections as well as established collections seeking to refine their collections. Then, she comments on the strength of the art market at the moment and identifies which areas in particular are flourishing. Also, Maria names some emerging artists she feels are flying under the radar. Additionally, Maria discusses how she leverages Instagram to build her art advisory and make new contacts. Lastly, she tells us about her new #MBCultureFiles video series.
Mar 06, 2018
Artive's Frances Oglesby on their searchable database
00:10:49
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Frances Oglesby, global operations manager of Artive, joins us to discuss the non-profit organization that aims to provide a universal, digital and searchable archive for works of art and cultural property. First, Frances explains Artive's mission, then she explains the two aspects of their database, those who submit artworks on the database, if they have been victims of crime, and those who search the database, as a due diligence exercise. Also, she reveals how they built a database containing over 150,000 artworks, discusses the importance of their image recognition technology and clarifies why they are registered as a non-profit.
Mar 02, 2018
Advisor Anne Bruder gives advice on collecting contemporary art
00:16:31
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Anne Bruder, founder of Anne Bruder Art, a New York-based art advisory firm specializing in contemporary art. First, Anne shares with us how she helps new collectors figure out what kind of art they like and want to have in their collections. Then, she reveals how often her clients consider the investment component of a potential acquisition and what advice she gives her clients who ask about art as an investment. Also, Anne explains the best strategy for collectors who are trying to get in the front of a gallery waiting list for a hot artist. Lastly, Anne lists some emerging artists she's currently excited about and advising her clients to consider for their collections.
Feb 22, 2018
ArtTactic's Anders Petterson shares his art market outlook for 2018
00:13:39
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder and CEO of ArtTactic, joins us to share his insights on the art market in 2018 from ArtTactic's brand new report, Global Art Market Outlook 2018. First, Anders recaps the performance of the art market in 2017. Then, he describes the overall sentiment in the art market as we enter 2018 and how it varies based on price point. Also, he reveals how sentiment differs for the different major regions in the global art market.
Feb 07, 2018
Artemus' Asher Edelman chats with us about their sale-leaseback program
00:12:44
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Asher Edelman, a founding member and CEO of Artemus, an art financing and leasing company. First, Asher explains the concept of their sale-leaseback program and how it works. Then, he shares some compelling reasons as to why it's a preferable route for individuals over simply obtaining loans against your artworks. Also, Asher discusses the current landscape of the art financing space, including where Artemus sits relative to their competitors. Lastly, Asher speculates where the art market may be heading in 2018.
Jan 25, 2018
Georgina Adam previews her brand new book Dark Side of the Boom
00:15:52
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Georgina Adam, contributor at the Financial Times and art market editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper, joins us to chat about some of the key topics in her brand new book, Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century. First, Georgina identifies how prevalent certain shady aspects of the art market are, such as fakes, tax avoidance, money laundering, etc. Then, she discusses the secretive nature of freeports and what it was like to walk through Le Freeport in Luxembourg. Also, Georgina dissects the greatest example of speculation during the last boom, the Zombie Formalist movement, and where the artists, galleries and collectors are today. Lastly, Georgina reveals the most interesting legal dispute in the art market today and she tells us to what extent greater regulation should be introduced in the marketplace.
Jan 17, 2018
Aris' Mary Buschman on the growing art title insurance space
00:20:50
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mary Buschman, president of ARIS Title Insurance, joins us to discuss the growing art title insurance space. First, Mary explains what art title insurance is and why it's important to purchase it. Then, Mary walks us through what typically occurs if someone else claims to own the title of an artwork you own. Also, she tells us how art title insurance would have played a factor in some of the recent cases in which dealers deceived clients by selling an artwork to multiple people. Finally, Mary discusses how the globalization of the art market has increased art title risk and shares with us trends regarding the rate at which art title insurance is being purchased by collectors.
Jan 09, 2018
Judd Tully looks back at the art market in 2017
00:23:18
In this week's special end of the year episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, veteran art market reporter, joins us to reflect on some of the major events in the art market over the past year. First, Judd identifies some of the top moments from 2017, including the $450 million da Vinci sale at Christie's, the increasing role of guarantees at auctions and the rise of Phillips auction house. Then, he declares some of the artists who were the biggest winners in 2017, such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Peter Doig, Mark Grotjahn and Sigmar Polke. Also, Judd tells us what aspects of the art market he will be following closely next year as well as sharing his bold prediction for the art market in 2018.
Dec 23, 2017
ARTnews' Nate Freeman recaps Art Basel Miami Beach
00:15:37
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior staff writer at ARTnews, joins us to recap Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Nate shares with us some of the most common activities on people's Miami agendas this year including museums, fairs, galleries and parties. Then, Nate tells us what the consensus was on the fair this year and how it compared to previous editions. Also, he reveals the most talked about booths at Art Basel this year as well as how much political themed art was on display. Lastly, Nate tells us which artists were spotted at the fair, ranging from an artist selling their own art in their gallery's booth to an artist who hid in their hotel room for 48 hours straight.
Dec 16, 2017
InArt's Ksenia Podoynitsyna on the Russian Contemporary Art Market
00:09:57
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ksenia Podoynitsyna, founder of InArt, specializing in the analytics of the Russian contemporary art market. First, Ksenia recaps the performance of the Russian contemporary art market over the past decade and where it stands today. Then, Ksenia shares the impact of sanctions against Russia and more broadly political tensions between Russia and other countries on the Russian contemporary art market. Lastly, she identifies some of the key analytics that suggest that the Russian contemporary art market is rebounding.
Dec 08, 2017
ArtReview's Mark Rappolt reviews their annual Power 100 list
00:10:39
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of ArtReview, joins us to review their annual Power 100 list, a guide to the 100 most powerful figures in contemporary art. First, Mark reveals Hito Steyerl, Pierre Huyghe and Donna Haraway as the top 3 on this year's list and details why they are worthy of that ranking. Then, Mark identifies Gavin Brown as the gallery that surged the most in terms of influence over the past year. Also, he explains why artists have the most momentum at the moment in terms of increasing influence and he shares the extent to which Instagram is a factor in shaping the standing of certain individuals in the contemporary art world.
Nov 29, 2017
Bloomberg's Katya Kazakina recaps last week's major NY auctions
00:20:00
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, joins us to recap last week's major auctions in New York. First, Katya dissects the sale of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, which sold for $450 million at Christie's, including expectations leading up to the sale and certain critics calling into question the authenticity of the artwork, and then what it was like to be in the auction room during the sale of the work as well as art market insiders' initial responses to the sale. Then, Katya identifies several reasons why the market is feeling optimistic after the buoyant auctions, including the increased presence of Asian collectors participating in the sales. Also, she discusses that while abstract art created by emerging artists performed very well over the past few years at auction, we are seeing an increasing number of figurative artworks by emerging artists doing well at auction, including Shara Hughes, Kon Trubkovich, Katherine Bernhardt, Lesley Vance and Nicole Eisenman.
Nov 22, 2017
Author Don Thompson on his latest art market book, The Orange Balloon Dog
00:17:45
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Don Thompson, economist and professor of marketing and strategy at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, joins us to discuss his brand new book, The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market. First, Don discusses the significance of Jeff Koons' Orange Balloon Dog, which appears in the title of his book, and why the sale of it exemplifies some of the key concepts in his book. Then, he discusses the idea of nudging, a behavioral science concept made famous by Richard Thaler, and how it manifests itself in the art market. Also, Don explains why he believes a bubble is brewing in the current contemporary art market. Lastly, Don speaks with us on the significance of the Leonardo da Vinci Salvator Mundi painting upcoming for auction this week in Christie's Post-War and Contemporary sale.
Nov 13, 2017
Acquavella's Michael Findlay on his new book about seeing art the right way
00:17:08
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Michael Findlay, director at Acquavella Galleries, joins us to discuss his brand new book Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art. First, Michael tells us how he believes people should view art in order to get the best experience. Then, he explains why his advice is just as applicable to those in the art world as those outside of it. Also, Michael discusses how the proliferation of Instagram in the art world has positively and negatively impacted how people consume art. Lastly, Michael reveals how his thoughts on seeing art transfers to collectors who are considering buying an artwork for their collection.
Nov 07, 2017
Perrotin's Valentine Blondel on being in the LES, the Asian market and advice for new collectors
00:12:20
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Valentine Blondel, director at Galerie Perrotin. First, Valentine talks about the gallery's move to the Lower East Side in Manhattan and why they were drawn to that area over other neighborhoods in New York City. Then, she discusses the gallery's strategy for the Asian art market, which includes spaces in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. Also, Valentine addresses the gallery's responsibility when artworks by their artists appear at auction and she offers advice for new collectors on how to build a successful collection.
Nov 02, 2017
Four PAIAM members on Brexit's potential impact on the UK art market
00:29:45
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by four guests, Pierre Valentin, partner at Constantine Cannon, Tim Maxwell, partner at Boodle Hatfield, Craig Davies, partner at Rawlinson & Hunter and Fionnuala Rogers, art law consultant at Constantine Cannon, to discuss Brexit's impact on the UK art market. Specifically, we look at its potential effect on copyright, artist's resale right, VAT and the trade of endangered species. Each are contributors to a Brexit memoranda published by PAIAM, Professional Advisors to the International Art Market, a networking platform for professionals in the art market.
Oct 25, 2017
.ART's Helena Real on the new top-level domain for the art world
00:10:54
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Helena Real, head of the London office at the .ART Registry, joins us to discuss the new top-level domain created for the art world. First, Helena explains how they got access to the .art domain. Then, she argues why galleries, artists, auction houses, dealers and others in the art industry should switch from using a website ending in .com to .art. Also, Helena shares some metrics regarding how many and which influencers have adopted the .art domain.
Oct 20, 2017
ARTnews' Nate Freeman recaps Frieze and the October contemporary auctions
00:19:26
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior staff writer at ARTnews, joins us to recap last week's Frieze Art Fair as well as the major October contemporary auctions. First, Nate explains why this year's edition of the fair was particularly successful for exhibiting galleries. Then, he discusses the shift in power from galleries to blue-chip artists, who are more frequently calling the shots when it comes to including their artworks in galleries' booths. Also, for those who weren't able to attend Frieze, Nate identifies some of the most talked about artworks from this year's fair. Additionally, Nate shares some of the major takeaways from last week's contemporary auctions in London and speculates where the art market stands at the end of a busy week in London.
Oct 11, 2017
ArtRunners' Daniel Lever on disrupting the art logistics market
00:11:26
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Daniel Lever, co-founder and CEO of ArtRunners, an online startup focusing on art logistics services, joins us. First, Daniel discusses why the current process of finding art logistics is antiquated and in need of innovation. Then, he tells us about the services ArtRunners provides. Also, Daniel explains why ArtRunners will bring much needed competition between art logistics services.
Oct 04, 2017
Vivienne Chow profiles a new generation of Chinese collectors
00:20:41
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Vivienne Chow, award-winning journalist and culture critic at Variety, QZ and the South China Morning Post, joins us to discuss her recent article profiling a new generation of Chinese collectors. First, Vivienne shares some of the common qualities among the young Chinese collectors she profiled and explains what is motivating them to travel outside of China to expand their art exposure and education. Then, she explains why auction houses have served as the primary arts educational tool for Chinese collectors and to what extent this is now changing. Lastly, Vivienne considers how the Chinese art scene will be impacted by collectors expanding their collecting habits to beyond Chinese artists.
Sep 12, 2017
Porsche Panorama's Rob Sass recaps last week's Monterey car auctions
00:15:42
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rob Sass, editor in chief of Porsche Panorama and contributor to The New York Times, joins us to recap last week's classic car auctions in Monterey. First, Rob explains the importance of the Monterey auctions as a barometer for the health of the classic car market. Then, he recaps some of the major takeaways from the sales and where the classic car market stands at this moment. Also, Rob talks about the expansion of the collector base over the past few years and he touches on if insiders are concerned that autonomous vehicles may negatively impact the future of the classic car market.
Sep 01, 2017
Francesco Gibbi's Lot-Art makes it easier to find artworks up for auction
00:12:58
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Francesco Gibbi, founder of Lot-Art, an online portal that aggregates artworks upcoming for auction as well as after-sale opportunities. First, Francesco explains Lot-Art works and how it solves for the dilemma collectors and dealers face when trying to ensure they don't miss anything they desire upcoming at auction. Then, he shares some interesting art market trends based on aggregated data he has from his users. Also, Francesco shares with us why he doesn't charge his customers to use his site, but instead is content not profiting off of his platform.
Aug 17, 2017
Falcon Fine Art's Tim Hunter on the art financing space
00:11:46
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we're joined by Dr Tim Hunter, vice president of Falcon Fine Art, an art financing firm. First, Tim walks us through how their clients obtain loans against their artworks. Then, he tells us about the type of collectors they target and the common reasons why they need capital from their artworks. Also, Tim explains how Falcon differentiates itself from competing art lenders and speculates on the future of the art financing space.
Aug 10, 2017
Francesco Bellanca on trading shares of artworks on his new platform Feral Horses
00:14:29
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Francesco Bellanca, CEO of Feral Horses, a London-based platform that enables the buying and selling of shares of contemporary art. First, Francesco walks us through how the platform works and explains why he believes there is demand for the ability to transact shares of artworks. Then, he explains how they select the artists and artworks to include on the platform. Also, Francesco discusses what kind of returns investors should expect to earn on the platform.
Aug 03, 2017
Lisanne Skyler talks about her upcoming HBO film Brillo Box (3¢ OFF)
00:13:46
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Lisanne Skyler, writer and director of Brillo Box (3¢ OFF), a documentary film following an Andy Warhol Brillo Box sculpture as it makes its way from her family's living room to the auction block at Christie's. The film debuts on HBO on August 7th at 10 PM ET. First, Lisanne shares with us what kind of collectors her parents were to purchase the artwork in 1969 for $1,000 at a time when nearly the entire art world was critical of Warhol's new sculptures. Then, she tells us how many people foresaw Warhol's importance and eventual legacy in the 1970's when her parents sold the artwork. Also, Lisanne reveals why she believes the Brillo Box sculpture is such an important work in not only Warhol's oeuvre but also in American pop art. Lastly, she recounts her parents' emotions when they saw the Brillo Box sell at Christie's for $3 million.
Jul 20, 2017
Vastari's Liviu Tanasoaica and Balint Ferenczy on lending artworks to museums
00:16:04
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Liviu Tanasoaica, traveling exhibitions manager, and Balint Ferenczy, collections specialist, both from Vastari, an online platform focused on connecting collectors and museums curators for exhibitions as well as enabling institutions to collaborate with each other. First, Liviu and Balint explain how Vastari's platform works for collectors and museum curators. Then, they discuss the different motivations for collectors seeking to include their artworks in museum shows. Also, they explain how difficult it is, without Vastari, for collectors to even connect with museums. Lastly, they share some success stories from their platform.
Jul 13, 2017
The Art Newspaper's Anny Shaw recaps last week's Contemporary auctions
00:10:25
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anny Shaw, UK correspondent and art market reporter for The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap last week's post-war and contemporary auctions in London. First, Anny discusses how Christie's absence from the June sales impacted the makeup of the other auction houses' sales as well as the sentiment heading into the week. Then, she details Sotheby's performance and more interestingly the successes of Phillips and Bonham's sales. Further, Anny speculates what the future looks like for the auction calendar in June.
Jul 07, 2017
The New York Times' Robin Pogrebin on the increasing number of galleries closing in the US
00:13:09
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture reporter for The New York Times, joins us to discuss the recent phenomenon of an increasing number of small and mid size galleries closing in the US. First, Robin identifies the major reasons why this trend is occurring at this time. Also, Robin speculates if this pattern is temporary or if a shift in the way art transactions occur is responsible. Then. she explains why social media hasn't helped small and mid size galleries as much as they anticipated. Lastly, Robin reveals what typically happens to artists represented by these now closed galleries.
Jun 28, 2017
Art + Auctions' Judd Tully recaps Art Basel
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art + Auction Magazine, joins us to recap Art Basel. First, Judd lists the reasons behind the extremely positive reception to this year's fair. Then, Judd reveals what we learned about the state of the art market as a result of the reported sales at Art Basel. Also, he discusses the growing difference in pricing at Art Basel between blue chip art and primary market material. Lastly, Judd discusses the extent to which artworks from the big winners in the May auctions, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, were on display at this edition of Art Basel.
Jun 24, 2017
Ariane Moser and Frank Morey speak with us about the Art Due Diligence Group
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ariane Moser, COO of Artive, and Frank Morey, CEO of Virtus Risk Management, joins us to speak about the Art Due Diligence Group, a new due diligence service in which they both belong, designed for the art trade. First, Ariane and Frank explain the purpose of the group and why an art collector would be interested in their services. Then, they identify some of the major challenges that collectors encounter during transactions and how Art Due Diligence can aid in avoiding them. Also, Ariane and Frank predict how the future of the art market will look and specifically the extent of due diligence that will occur surrounding high-value transactions.
Jun 15, 2017
Crozier's Simon Hornby introduces us to the art storage industry
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Simon Hornby, President of Crozier Fine Arts, a New York City based art storage, shipping and logistics company, joins us to discuss the art storage industry. First, given the significant expansion of the art market over the past decade as well as the increase in the diversity of collectors, Simon reveals what trends he's seeing in the art storage space. Then, Simon explains the different motivations why art storage is utilized by collectors and galleries and reveals to what extent art storage is simply used as a parking spot for collectors to buy and sell art. Also, he details why climate change has lead to an increased demand for art storage. Finally, Simon tells us the degree to which art storage facilities located within freeports compete with those located outside of them.
Jun 08, 2017
Johannes Frohlich introduces us to his online startup Project Art
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Johannes Frohlich, co-founder and CEO of Project Art, joins us to talk about his online art startup. First, Johannes introduces us to Project Art, a crowd curated online art marketplace. Then, he explains how he thinks he can differentiate Project Art from competitors in the crowded art e-commerce industry. Also, Johannes touches on how they attract emerging artists to sell on their platform as well as their strategy for targeting collectors around the world.
Jun 01, 2017
The Wall Street Journal's Kelly Crow recaps last week's major NY auctions
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins us to analyze the results of last week's major NY post-war and contemporary auctions. First, Kelly compares billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the winner of the record setting Jean-Michel Basquiat painting that sold at Sotheby's for $110.5 million, to other prominent art collectors. Then, she provides some perspective on where the Basquiat market is at the moment following that monumental sale. More broadly, Kelly shares some of the major takeaways from the sales according to market insiders. Lastly, she speculates if prospective sellers will have more confidence selling at auction in the near future as a result of these successful sales.
May 26, 2017
Advisor Lisa Schiff helps us look forward to next week's major NY auctions
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by New York-based art advisor and founder of SFA Art Advisory, Lisa Schiff. First, Lisa shares her impressions from last week's TEFAF and Frieze fairs in New York. Then, she gives her thoughts on how strong the art market is at the moment. Also, Lisa explains why private sales are up at the expense of auction houses. Lastly, Lisa shares her thoughts on artworks she's closely following that are upcoming at auction next week which are also featured in ArtTactic's ArtForecaster May competition. These include artworks by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christopher Wool, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman and Joan Mitchell.
May 11, 2017
Dealer Kenny Schachter previews next week's May major NY auctions
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer and author Kenny Schachter, speaks with us about the upcoming May major post-war and contemporary auctions. First, Kenny reflects on the zombie formalist movement and shares with us what trends people in the market are speaking about most frequently at the moment. Then, he describes current market conditions and where he foresees the marketing heading in the near-term. After, Kenny shares insights and predicts prices for artworks he's closely following that are upcoming at auction which are also featured in ArtTactic's ArtForecaster May competition. These includes artworks by: Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bruce Nauman, Rudolf Stingel, Christopher Wool, Marcel Duchamp, Mark Grotjahn, Jonas Wood, Richard Prince and Peter Doig.
May 10, 2017
Anders Petterson shares ArtForecaster forecasts ahead of the May auctions
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder and managing director of ArtTactic, joins us to share some of the forecasts from ArtForecaster, ArtTactic's forecasting game in which competitors predict what prices artworks will sell for at auction. First, Anders shares a brief overview of ArtForecaster and what motivates individuals to continue to participate in these art auction forecasting competitions. Then, Anders discusses four important artworks for sale in the May post-war and contemporary sales by Damien Hirst, Rudolf Stingel, Peter Doig and Mark Grotjahn as well as what forecasters believe they will sell for ahead of the auctions. Lastly, Anders provides us with some perspective on this auction season by comparing it to previous seasons.
May 09, 2017
The Art Newspaper's Gareth Harris breaks down Damien Hirst's brand new Venice exhibition
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Gareth Harris, chief contributing editor at The Art Newspaper and contributor to the Financial Times, joins us to breakdown Damien Hirst's Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable exhibition in Venice, his first major show in ten years. First, Gareth retells his initial reaction to the show while walking through the exhibition during the press preview. Then, he explains what he meant when he wrote, "this is what art looks like when unbridled ambition meets apparently limitless financial resources." Also, Gareth speculates why the show has been so polarizing, how galleries and museums are responding to the show and how this may impact Hirst's declining market.
Apr 24, 2017
Randian's Chris Moore updates us on the Chinese art market
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Chris Moore, founder of Randian, the Chinese art magazine, to update us on the latest happenings in the Chinese art market. First, Chris shares his overall impressions of this year's edition of Art Basel Hong Kong including the level of sales at the fair this year and the type of art on display. Then, he touches on the level of success American and European galleries are having targeting Chinese collectors. Also, Chris discusses the how the maturation of Chinese art museums are positively impacting the Chinese art scene and identifies some of the up and coming contemporary Chinese artists at this moment.
Apr 17, 2017
Clare McAndrew shares the takeaways from her Art Basel & UBS Global Art Market Report
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Clare McAndrew, founder of Arts Economics and author of the recently released Art Basel & UBS Global Art Market Report, joins us to discuss her findings from her report. First, Clare shares some of the major takeaways from the report and puts into context the art market's performance in 2016 versus previous years. Then, she explains the significance of the large disparity between auction sales which fell 26% last year and dealer sales which increased 3%. Also, Clare touches on the discrepancies between her numbers and those witnessed in the competing TEFAF art market report as well as China's current role in the global art market.
Apr 10, 2017
Tom Toumazis explains Tagsmart's art tagging technology
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Tom Toumazis, investor and chairman of Tagsmart, an art startup providing technologically advanced art authentication solutions. First, Tom explains their DNA tagging technology and how it works. Then, he argues why it's so important in today's art market to have technologies like Tagsmart to authenticate artworks. Also, Tom walks us through the lifecycle of an artwork from the artist creating it to a collector buying it and how their tags may be utilized. Lastly, Tom touches on how they have persuaded prominent artists such as Marc Quinn to embrace their technology.
Apr 03, 2017
Rachel Pownall discusses her key findings in the TEFAF Art Market Report
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rachel Pownall, author of the recently released TEFAF Art Market Report, joins us to discuss her findings from her report. First, Rachel discusses the significant shift in sales from auctions to the private market last year and why this occurred. Then, she speculates why the art market has remained stagnant while global equities are surging. Also, Rachel identifies trends over the past year relating to galleries, art fairs and the online art market.
Mar 27, 2017
Karline Moeller and Josie Hines introduce us to Art Frankly
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Karline Moeller and Josie Hines, co-founders of Art Frankly, a startup professional networking platform for the art world. As a hybrid between IMDB and LinkedIn, Karline and Josie first share with us some of the main features on the platform, such as job listings, connecting with others in the industry and space rentals. Then, they discuss the extent of the void that exists in the art world today in terms of individuals being unable to connect with others. Also, Karline and Josie explain how younger entrants in the industry as well as veterans are engaging with the platform and how employers are responding to the idea of utilizing Art Frankly to find applicants for job openings.
Mar 22, 2017
Serge Tiroche updates us on his art investment fund Art Vantage
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Serge Tiroche, co-founder of Art Vantage, an art investment fund focused on contemporary art from emerging art markets, joins us to update us on his fund. First, Serge details the performance of his fund, which launched in 2011. Then, he reveals how the development of several emerging art markets has impacted his ability to opportunistically acquire artworks from these markets. Also, Serge shares some lessons he has learned from being one of the few successful art investment fund managers. Lastly, Serge speculates on the future of the niche art investment fund space.
Mar 14, 2017
ARTnews' Nate Freeman recaps The Armory Show
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior staff writer at ARTnews, joins us to recap the The Armory Show which occurred this past weekend in New York City. First, Nate touches on Benjamin Genocchio's impact on this year's fair in his first full year as director. Then, he shares his reporting on the evolution of the popular Kusama installation at this year's fair. Also, Nate discusses the level of sales at this year's edition of The Armory Show as well as how the market is feeling after the weekend. Lastly, Nate provides us with his thoughts on some of the other fairs taking place this weekend.
Mar 07, 2017
Anders Petterson previews ArtTactic's South Asian art market report
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder and managing director of ArtTactic, speaks with us about ArtTactic's inaugural edition of our South Asian Art Market Report, which is now available to download for free at ArtTactic.com. First, Anders provides us with some background on the report and why ArtTactic is launching its inaugural edition now. Then, he shares some of the key findings from the report. Also, Anders tells us whats next in regard to ArtTactic research reports coming out in the near future.
Jan 29, 2017
Dealer Puneet Shah discusses the state of the Indian art market
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Puneet Shah, founder of Akara Art, a Mumbai-based gallery showing Indian modern and contemporary artists, joins us to talk about the state of the Indian art market. First, Puneet reflects on recently launching an art gallery in India. Then, he identifies some of the positive and challenging trends facing the Indian art market as we enter 2017. Also, Puneet describes the aesthetics of the art being made by notable contemporary Indian artists.
Jan 18, 2017
Javier Lumbreras on successfully managing an art investment fund
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Javier Lumbreras, CEO of Artemundi Management Limited, joins us to talk about his recently closed art investment fund as well as the art fund industry. First, Javier reflects on his first fund and shares with us his five golden rules for managing a successful art investment fund, a rarity in the art world. Then, Javier identifies some of the challenges and obstacles he faced when launching and managing the fund that he didn’t foresee. Also, he speculates as to why more art funds haven’t successfully launched in the art world given its appeal as an alternative asset. Lastly, given the art market and macroeconomy has changed over the past five years, Javier details to what extent he will modify his strategy and approach for his second fund.
Jan 13, 2017
Bloomberg News' Katya Kazakina reflects on the art market in 2016
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In this end of the year episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, reflects on the major events in the art market in 2016. First, Katya selects the contraction of the art market, in particular observed at auction, as the major headline of 2016. Then, she identifies Agnes Martin, Yayoi Kusama, Kerry James Marshall and Harold Ancart as artists who had the best 2016. Also, Katya details Instagram's increasing influence over the past year in terms of how artists are discovered and artworks are sold. Lastly, Katya shares with us how market participants are feeling about the state of the art market as we head into 2017.
Dec 26, 2016
The New York Times' Robin Pogrebin recaps Art Basel Miami Beach
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture reporter for The New York Times, joins us to recap Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Robin discusses how visitors and gallerists felt about the relatively slow pace of the fair this year and also identifies some of the reasons why this year wasn't as expeditious as in the past. Then, she describes the type of artists and artworks that were on display for sale at this year's fair. Also, Robin touches on the difference between the art world and the art market's reaction to Trump's election victory. Lastly, Robin explains the significance of the Rubell collection and the other notable Miami-based private contemporary art collections as tastemakers for the contemporary art world.
Dec 08, 2016
Bose Krishnamachari previews the Kochi-Muziri Biennale with us
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Bose Krishnamachari, director of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the Indian based contemporary art biennale, joins us ahead of their biennale starting on December 12th. First, Bose tells us about the history of the biennale as well as what distinguishes it from other ones in the art world. Then, he reveals how it has influenced the Indian and South Asian art scene as well as its perception abroad. Also, Bose discusses the current state of the South Asian contemporary art market and where he sees it headed in the future.
Dec 05, 2016
Shea Goli and Patrick van der Vorst on Paddle8's first live streaming auctions
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Paddle8's Shea Goli, head of the London contemporary sale, and Patrick van der Vorst, UK CEO, update us on the online auction house following its merger with Auctionata as well as share news about their first live streaming auctions. First, six months after the announced merger with Auctionata, Patrick and Shea tell us the ways in which Paddle8 has benefited from joining with competitor Auctionata. Then, they highlight areas of strength and weakness in the mid-market, where the majority of the art market operates. Additionally, with major auction houses recently launching eCommerce platforms, Shea and Patrick reveal Paddle's pitch to persuade consignors to sell with them. Also, they tell us about their upcoming Paddle8 Pad, a set of live streaming auctions and why they decided to pursue the live sales format. Lastly, they highlight some lots from their inaugural lives sales.
Nov 29, 2016
Art + Auction's Judd Tully dissects last week's major NY auctions
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art + Auction, joins us to recap last week's major post-war and contemporary sales in New York. First, Judd reveals the mood of the art market just ahead of the auctions, following the US election, and if it was similar to the summer auctions that occurred in London shortly after Brexit. Then, he highlights some of the key takeaways from the auction results and what it indicates for the health of the art market. Also, Judd touches on the sustainability of Adrian Ghenie's incredible market surge as well as why Phillips' sale last week was a "breakthrough" for the auction house.
Nov 23, 2016
Ari Grazi explains how Indiewalls is transforming the commercial art industry
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ari Grazi, president and co-founder of Indiewalls, an online art platform created to connect designers, interior decorators and businesses with artists, joins us to discuss the commercial art space. First, Ari explains how Indiewalls is different than so many other art eCommerce websites in that it focuses on corporate clients seeking art for commercial spaces, rather than individual collectors. Then, he reveals to what extent owners of commercial property, such as hotels, are concerned with the art that hangs on their walls from both an aesthetic and cost perspective. Also, Ari tell us how much competition there is in this unique area of the art market, he identifies the types of artists who submit artworks on his platform and he shares some metrics on the company's recent performance.
Nov 07, 2016
The Art Newspaper's Gareth Harris recaps FIAC and talks Brexit
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Gareth Harris, chief contributing editor at The Art Newspaper and contributor to the Financial Times, recaps the French contemporary art fair FIAC and touches on how Brexit may impact the UK art market. First, Gareth outlines some of the major differences between FIAC, which occurred last week in Paris, and Frieze, which took place the preceding week in London. Also, Gareth observed that many American collectors were missing from this year's edition of FIAC and he speculates on why that was the case. Then, he summarizes how the fair did from a sales perspective. Additionally, Gareth identifies some of the major aspects of the UK art market that may be impacted by Brexit as well as if participants in the market are preparing in any way for the eventual exit from the EU.
Oct 30, 2016
Mark Rappolt previews ArtReview's 2016 Power 100
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of ArtReview, joins us to discuss their annual Power 100, a ranking of the year's most influential people in the contemporary art world. First, Mark reveals that Hans Ulrich Obrist is at the top of the rankings and explains why they awarded that spot to the Serpentine Galleries director. Then, Mark discusses what story this year's list reveals in terms of where the most influence currently lies in the art world. Also, he touches on the decreasing influence of art critics, he identifies which individuals experienced the greatest rises in the rankings from last year and he touches on some of the geographical trends in the rankings over the past few years.
Oct 26, 2016
ARTINFO's Nicholas Forrest recaps Frieze Week
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nicholas Forrest, Head of Visual Arts at ARTINFO, joins us to recap Frieze Art Fair, which occurred last week in London. First, Nicholas summarizes the level of sales at this year's edition of the fair and highlights some of the most notable artworks at Frieze from an aesthetic or price point perspective. Then, he shares some of the most discussed topics of conversation at this year's fair by insiders. Also, he reveals how galleries are combating art fair fatigue, analyzes the contemporary auctions which occurred during Frieze week and explained to what extent the weak Pound impacted sales throughout the week.
Oct 13, 2016
Andrea Danese on Athena's position in the art financing landscape
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Andrea Danese, CEO and president of Athena Art Finance, speaks to us about Athena's practices and position within the art financing space. First, Andrea tells us how much potential he sees for the nascent art financing industry in the future. Then, as art financing is still a new concept to many, he reveals to what extent clients reach out to Athena versus Athena directly engaging with individuals, educating them about their product and the ability to borrow against their collections. After, Andrea walks us through the process of how Athena lends against an artwork and some of the decisions and processes involved as a lender. Lastly, as the art financing space continues becoming more competitive, Andrea shares with us where he see Athena fitting into this competitive landscape.
Oct 02, 2016
Art + Auction's Sara Roffino names the most collectible conceptual artists
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Sara Roffino, senior editor at Art + Auction magazine about her latest article, the 25 Most Collectible Conceptual Artists. First, Sara clarifies for us the definition of conceptual art, then speculates why it's so difficult for collectors to collect and embrace compared to other artistic movements. Then, she identifies a few of the most well-known artists on her list and some of the less familiar artists in her article. Also, Sara reveals to what extent conceptual artists have recently appeared at auction, in museum shows and in galleries.
Sep 12, 2016
Anders Petterson previews ArtTactic's upcoming seminar How to Research Your Art Business Idea
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic, joins us to discuss ArtTactic’s upcoming seminar, How to Research Your Art Business Idea, a 3-evening course occurring from September 12-14 in London. Considering that we interview so many art entrepreneurs on the podcast, we thought you would enjoy hearing a preview of our seminar, which is focused on assisting art entrepreneurs with their business ideas. First, Anders explains why ArtTactic is hosting the seminar at this time, citing the many ways in which the art industry is changing, including the increasing entrepreneurship outside of the transaction based business models, the increase in the industry’s size, the maturation of art as an asset class and the increasing development of technology, social media and e-commerce. Then, Anders details what the course aims to achieve and what an aspiring or existing art entrepreneur can learn over the three evenings.
Aug 31, 2016
Richard Polsky updates us on his art authentication business
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In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, author, dealer and the founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication returns to the podcast to update us on his authentication business as well as discuss some recent happenings in the art world. First, Richard updates us as to how the authentication service is going thus far, which was launched last October focused exclusively on authenticating Andy Warhols. Then, Richard reveals that he has expanded his authentication business to include Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring and explains some of the key factors to consider when trying to authenticate their artworks. Meanwhile, while the authentication services for Warhol, Basquiat and Haring are now defunct in large part due to costly litigation, Richard explains why he believes he will be able to avoid such costs. Also, he reveals to what extent he has communicated with these respective artists’ estates regarding his authentication business. Lastly, Richard shares his thoughts on the current state of the art market and also reacts to the breaking news regarding Alec Baldwin, Mary Boone and Ross Bleckner.
Aug 17, 2016
Matthias Dorner introduces us to his art startup Wydr
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In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with Matthias Dorner, founder of Wydr, a new start-up considered to be Tinder for the art world. First, Matthias walks us through how someone uses Wydr and then explains how similar the app is is to Tinder. Then, Matthias argues why viewing art one work at a time using a swiping motion is preferable over the traditional way of viewing artwork online, many thumbnails at a time. Also. he shares his thoughts regarding to what extent he believes the art world will eventually adopt this format of viewing artworks. Lastly, Matthias explains why Wydr is so appealing to millennials and also what type of artists are choosing to feature their artwork on the app.
Aug 02, 2016
Max Fishko's previews this year's Seattle Art Fair
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Max Fishko, director of the Seattle Art Fair, joins us to preview this year's edition of the fair which is occurring on August 4th-7th. First, Max describes the Seattle art scene to us as well as the collecting community there. Then, he reveals Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's motivation for establishing the Seattle Art Fair last year and his involvement in the fair. Also, Max shares his thoughts on the different ways in which galleries are attempting to pursue emerging collectors from the technology industry. Lastly, Max previews this year's edition of the fair and the week in Seattle.
Jul 26, 2016
Ayal Brenner on Artist Pension Trust's first distribution
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In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with Ayal Brenner, founding member and director of Artist Pension Trust, to discuss the trust’s first distribution since its establishment in 2004. First, Ayal explains the concept of Artist Pension Trust as a risk diversification tool to provide more secure income to artists. Then, Ayal identifies some of the most prominent artists who participate in Artist Pension Trust, including Rashid Johnson, Ivan Navarro and three former Turner Prize winners. Also, he reveals the strategy and process regarding selling artworks from the trust and how the money generated from these sales is distributed to the artists. Lastly, Ayal discusses why this financial structure is so appealing to artists and what kind of artists are benefitting the most from this.
Jul 18, 2016
Dr Alireza Sami Azar on Tehran's emerging art market
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Dr Alireza Sami Azar, a former head of Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art and head of Tehran Auction, launched in 2012 as a private initiative to introduce Iranian art to art collectors and a global audience. First, Alireza talks about the establishment of Tehran Auction and how it has helped develop a domestic art market in Iran. Then, Alireza speculates to what extent the lifting of sanctions on Iran will lead to more international buyers for Iranian art. Also, he describes the art schools, gallery structure and museums in Tehran and how similar or different they are than those in the US and Europe. Lastly, Alireza identifies some of the most prominent and emerging Iranian artists that are featured most prominently at Tehran Auction.
Jul 07, 2016
ARTnews' Nate Freeman recaps Art Basel and talks Brexit's impact on the art market
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In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior staff writer at ARTnews, joins us to discuss how Brexit may impact the art market and to recap Art Basel. First, Nate shares his thoughts on to what extent Brexit may influence the art market in both the short-term and long-term. Then, Nate relays his interactions with several mega-galleries at Art Basel regarding the mood of the art market and how the fair went for them. Also, he identifies some of the most talked about artworks at this year's fair. Lastly, Nate touches on the presence of 8-figure artworks at Art Basel, the size of this year's crowd and if younger artists were prominently featured at the fair.
Jun 28, 2016
Simon de Pury chats about his new book and the contemporary art market
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Simon de Pury, a London-based art dealer and adviser, author of the new book The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade and both the former Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe and the former owner and co-founder of Phillips de Pury. First, Simon tells us about his new book and what inspired him to write it at this time. Then, he reflects on the time just before he left Sotheby’s and what prompted him to leave to ultimately establish Phillips de Pury. Also, Simon reveals some of the advantages of Phillips de Pury being a smaller auction house in relation to Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Further, he gives his impressions on the development of the online art market and where he sees it heading in the future. Lastly, Simon identifies some exciting contemporary art scenes across the world, shares what he believes to be the mood of the contemporary art market at this moment and offers important advice to emerging art collectors.
Jun 16, 2016
Robert Manley shares advice on forecasting prices of artworks at auction
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robert Manley, formerly the deputy chairman of post-war and contemporary art at Christie’s and who will soon be joining Phillips auction house in a similar capacity, joins us to speak with us about his experiences participating in our ArtTactic Forecaster competition in which participants forecast prices of artworks upcoming at auction. Robert has given 2,650 predictions in the ArtTactic Forecaster game since May 2014 and he recently won the 2015-2016 Expert League season championship. First, Robert shares what initially drew him to ArtTactic Forecaster and what motivated him to leave so many forecasts. Then, Robert explains why giving forecasts then having the opportunity to review and analyze his performance improved his forecasting accuracy. Also, he reveals what he has learned about his forecasting abilities that has surprised him. Additionally, Robert offers some free advice on leaving accurate forecasts, in particular he emphasizes the importance of the low estimate figure. Lastly, Robert shares his commentary on the May contemporary sales as well as the state of the overall contemporary art market.
Jun 16, 2016
Jean-Baptiste Fabre gives collectors a chance to buy artworks unsold at auction
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Jean-Baptiste Fabre, founder of Auction After Sale, an online platform addressing artworks unsold at auction. First, Jean-Baptiste reveals the difficulties established auctions houses have in managing unsold lots. Then, he walks us through Auction After Sale's platform and explains how a visitor can make an offer on an unsold lot. Also, Jean-Baptiste shares how he approached auction houses regarding his business and how they initially reacted to his proposal. Lastly, Jean-Baptiste tells us how much an artwork burned at auction impacts its value.
Jun 09, 2016
Yan Walther discusses technological trends in the art market
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Yan Walther, managing director of SGS Art Services, which offers a wide range of highly technical and analytical services for the art world. First, Yan addresses the reasons behind the increasing numbers of fraudulent artworks on the market and how SGS' technologies protect buyers from acquiring such artworks. Also, he explains why traditional condition reports are inadequate in today's art market. Then, Yan speculates on some of the technological trends he envisions the art world embracing over the next few years.
May 20, 2016
Katie Kennedy Perez on providing valuations for art lending companies
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Katie Kennedy Perez, founder of Geneva-based Kennedy Fine Art, which provides valuations for art financing companies. First, Katie gives us a sense of the size of the art lending industry in Europe and to what extent it is has grown in the past few years. Then, she reveals if it has become difficult to value art given recent global economic volatility. Also, Katie explains why Europe needs to regulate this area of the market similar to the United States. Lastly, Katie shares her opinion on the strength of the contemporary art market at the moment in Europe.
May 11, 2016
ArtRio's Brenda Valansi updates us on the Brazilian art market
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Brenda Valansi, CEO of ArtRio, Brazil's leading art fair, updates us on the Brazilian art scene. First, given the current political conflict as well as the recession in Brazil, Brenda shares with us to what extent these events have impacted the Brazilian art market. Then, Brenda tells us how her personal mission of attempting to reduce Brazil's hefty art import tax is progressing. Also, she speaks about the advantages and disadvantages of having several blue-chip foreign galleries exhibit at ArtRio. Lastly, Brenda reveals how the Brazilian art scene has transformed over the past six years and identifies challenges that must be overcome in order for the Brazilian art scene to continue to mature.
May 05, 2016
Scott Phillips talks with us about Rise Art and their art rental business model
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Scott Phillips, co-founder and CEO of Rise Art, an online art gallery in which you can buy or rent contemporary art. First, Scott explains why Rise Art has made renting art a significant component of their business model. Then, Scott argues why renting art actually isn’t a new concept in the art world, but is new at a lower price point. Also, Scott gives us a sense as to who is the kind of collector who is choosing to rent over immediately buying the artwork from Rise Art. Lastly, he discusses the importance of social media in today’s online art market.
Apr 20, 2016
Jessica Paindiris and Gaia Banovich speak about their online art directory The Clarion List
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In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jessica Paindiris and Gaia Banovich, co-founders of The Clarion List, the leading online directory of art service providers with ratings and reviews. First, Jessica and Gaia explain the concept behind their site and answer if it can be considered Yelp for the art world. Then, they discuss what experiences in their art world careers motivated them to launch this service. Also, they walk us through the features of the website, share how art service providers and galleries have reacted thus far to The Clarion List and reveal their strategy as to how they plan on growing their online community to increase the number of reviews left on the platform.
Apr 11, 2016
Liz Hopfan chats with us about Free Arts NYC
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Liz Hopfan, founder and Executive Director of Free Arts NYC, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing under-served children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs. First, tells us about Free Arts NYC and the current programming they provided to children, teens and families. Then, Liz reveals how some recognizable fine artists have take part in Free Arts NYC’s programming with children, including: Dan Colen, Rashid Johnson and Rob Pruitt. Also, in light of Free Arts NYC’s upcoming benefit auction, she shares with us the process of organizing such an event as well as asking contemporary artists to donate artworks for the evening. Additionally, Liz explains the ways in which the growth of the art market has positively impacted Free Arts NYC. Lastly, Liz elaborates on some of the current challenges facing arts organizations in New York City.
Apr 05, 2016
Stephen Tanenbaum tells us about the art e-commerce platform UGallery
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Stephen Tanenbaum, co-founder and CEO of UGallery, an art e-commerce platform that connects artists directly with collectors. Launching in 2006, as one of the first art e-commerce websites, Stephen first describes the online art market in 2006 and why he was compelled to be one of the first businesses to enter into it. Then, Stephen compares the online art market in 2006 to the online art market today. Also, he walks us through the experience of an artist getting his/her artwork on their platform and a collector buying art from the site. Additionally, Stephen talks with us about the types of both artists and collectors they are attracting to UGallery. Lastly, Stephen shares his thoughts on if the art market can handle this many online businesses or if a bubble has developed in this space.
Mar 29, 2016
Robert Norton reveals his new blockchain art startup Verisart
00:15:33
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robert Norton, CEO of Verisart, tells us about his new startup that verifies art authenticity through blockchain technology. First, Robert briefly explains blockchain technology and how Verisart plans to utilize it within the art world. Then, Robert walks us through Verisart's app and how artists, galleries and collectors can use it to confirm ownership and authenticity of an artwork. Also, he explains how Verisart fits into the recent proliferation of the art eCommerce sector. Lastly, Robert shares how people in the art world have reacted thus far regarding embracing the blockchain technology.
Mar 25, 2016
The Art Newspaper's Jori Finkel on the buzzing Los Angeles art scene
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Jori Finkel, Los Angeles correspondent for The Art Newspaper and a regular contributor to the New York Times, joins us to to chat about the buzzing art scene in LA. First, Jori discusses the trend of galleries expanding into Los Angeles in order to protect their west-coast based artists from joining local galleries or to scoop up LA artists without representation at home. Then, Jori explains why despite the increasing presence of artists and galleries in LA, the collector base in the area has not grown significantly. Also, she reveals how impactful the new Broad Museum has been on the LA art scene. Lastly, Jori compares the Los Angeles art market with New York City’s.
Mar 16, 2016
Patrick van Maris speaks about TEFAF coming to NYC
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Patrick van Maris, CEO of The European Fine Art Fair, better known as TEFAF, joins us to talk about their expansion into New York as well as their upcoming Maastricht fair from March 11th to March 20th. First, Patrick shares with us more details about the fair’s upcoming launch in New York City as well as the motivation behind brining TEFAF to America at this time. Then, Patrick gives a “sales pitch” to listeners of the podcast on how TEFAF differentiates itself from the rest of the art fairs that occur in New York City. Also, he previews the Maastricht fair by identifying a few of the notable works of art that will be at this year’s edition. Lastly, Patrick shares his thoughts on the state of the art market and why he believes we are in the midst of a market correction.
Mar 04, 2016
Marco Forgione previews BADA's Antiques and Fine Art Fair
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In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Marco Forgione, CEO of the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA), joins us to preview BADA’s Antiques and Fine Art Fair as well as discuss their new online auction platform. First, Marco shares with us the motivation for BADA to launch its own online auction website exclusively for its dealers. Then, Marco elaborates on why the state of the antiques market has strengthened over the past few years. Also, he previews the diversity of objects that will be featured at this year’s BADA’s Antiques and Fine Art Fair in London. Lastly, Marco explains about how antiques and modern and contemporary art complement each other.
Feb 28, 2016
The Art Newspaper's Anny Shaw dissects last week's post war and contemporary auctions
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anny Shaw, UK correspondent and art market reporter for The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap last week's post-war and contemporary auctions in London. First, Anny breaks down the sales by the numbers and identifies some of the trends across the auction houses. While there seemed to be varying opinions on the strength of the sales and what they mean for the state of the art market moving forward, Anny shares with us what the mood was like amongst market participants in the sales rooms following each of the auctions. Then, she explains why the middle market may be an area which the auction houses focus on moving forward. Also, Anny picks out what kinds of artists and aesthetic styles performed favorably or were ignored by bidders during the sales. Lastly, Anny discusses the substantial drop off in auction guarantees this season.
Feb 19, 2016
Pekin Fine Arts' Meg Maggio on the state of the Chinese contemporary art market
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Meg Maggio, Director of Pekin Fine Arts, a Beijing and Hong Kong based contemporary art gallery. First, Meg addresses to what extent the recently volatile Chinese stock market and economy has impacted the Chinese contemporary art market. Then, she explains, unlike the wave of speculation for young artists that has occurred in the US and European art market, a healthier environment exists in China for young artists at this moment. Also, with galleries in Hong Kong and Beijing, Meg shares with us some of the notable differences between operating an art gallery in these two locations. Further, Meg assesses the level of success experienced by US and European art galleries who opened locations in China over the past few years. Lastly, she identifies some of the exciting visual art trends in the Chinese contemporary art world.
Feb 09, 2016
Christopher Bedford updates us on recent activities at The Rose Art Museum
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In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Christopher Bedford, director of The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, updates us on some of the recent activities at the museum. First, Chris shares how he has lead the museum past some of the negative publicity garnered in 2009 when it was announced, but not actually implemented, that Brandeis would close the museum and sell its permanent collection to curtail losses associated with the global financial crisis. Then, he details the incredible story of the museum's first director, Sam Hunter, and how he developed an incredible contemporary art collection for the museum in the 1960's on a limited budget. Also, Chris tells us how collectors today can learn from Sam Hunter's approach to building the museum's collection for their own private art collections. Further, Chris reveals how he balances exhibiting works from the museum's permanent collection versus organizing exhibitions featuring art from outside the museum's collection. Lastly, Chris explains why he has focused so much on strengthening the relationship between the museum and the student body at Brandeis University.
Feb 03, 2016
Robert Shimshak on collecting contemporary art in today's art world
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by prominent California-based art collector, Dr Robert Shimshak. First, Robert shares his evolution as an art collector, acquiring along the way several works by Ed Ruscha, Sol Lewitt, On Kawara, Bruce Conner and others. Then, he offers advice for new collectors that he wished he had received when he first started collecting. Also, Robert gives his perspective on the current state of the art market and reveals some significant buying opportunities that currently exist. Lastly, having lived primarily on the west coast, Dr Shimshak compares the art scenes in San Francisco and Los Angeles to New York City.
Jan 27, 2016
The DMA's Gavin Delahunty on the critically acclaimed exhibition, Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Gavin Delahunty, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, joins us to discuss his critically acclaimed exhibition, Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots. First, Gavin reveals to us what inspired him to curate the largest survey of Jackson Pollock’s black paintings ever assembled. Then, he takes us inside the process of locating the artworks around the world and ultimately convincing collectors and institutions to lend their artworks for the show. Also, Gavin shares his feelings on what having a high-quality, critically acclaimed exhibition such as the Pollock show has done for the city of Dallas and more broadly he gives his impressions on Dallas’ growing contemporary art scene. Additionally, given the growth of the contemporary art market, Gavin explains to what extent, as a contemporary art curator for a museum, the art market plays in his job. Lastly, Gavin speaks about the Dallas Museum of Art’s free admission initiative and to what extent he has consequently witnessed an expanded audience at the museum.
Jan 19, 2016
Stephen McCoubrey and Johan Jervoe discuss the UBS art collection
00:17:26
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Stephen McCoubrey, curator for the UBS art collection, and Johan Jervoe, group chief marketing officer at UBS. First, Stephen and Johan discuss UBS' strategy as to what and how they acquire artworks for the corporate collection. Then, they reveal the extent of the relationship between UBS employees and the company's art collection. Also, Stephen and Johan share some of the major benefits of UBS sponsoring Art Basel. Lastly, they explain the motivation behind their recent commissioned photographs by Annie Leibovitz.
Jan 14, 2016
Joe Elliot on technology in the art market today
00:26:34
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Joe Elliot, director of sales and marketing at Artlogic, joins us to talk about some of the technological trends in the art market today. First, Joe tells us how technologically advanced both blue chip and emerging art galleries are at the moment. Then, he explains how galleries presently view the importance of eCommerce as a selling platform. Also, Joe discusses how collectors are benefitting from technological innovation in the art world over the past few years. Lastly, Joe explains how Artlogic plays into the technology discussion within the art world.
Jan 08, 2016
Bloomberg News' Katya Kazakina reviews the top stories in the art market from 2015
00:30:06
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we recap the top stories and trends in the art market from 2015 with Katya Kazakina, art market report for Bloomberg News. First, Katya shares her two top stories of the year, the increased competition between the three major auction houses and the rise of private museums established by top collectors around the world. Then, Katya identifies a diverse group of artists who she believes had the best 2015s including Frank Stella, Lucio Fontana and Kazuo Shiraga. Also, she speculates on what will happen in 2016 to the generation of emerging, younger artists who paint in an abstract, “zombie formalism” style. Further, Katya explains to what extent the online art market matured as an industry over the past year. Lastly, Katya describes the current sentiment of the art market as we enter 2016.
Dec 28, 2015
Baiqu Gonkar on artists impacted by conflict and social upheaval
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Baiqu Gonkar, founder of Art Represent, a commercial platform conceived to promote, sell and exhibit artworks by artists impacted by conflict and social upheaval. First, Baiqu shares how Art Represent aids artists who are affected by conflict. Then, she describes the commonality she witnesses across the artists she has worked with in terms of how their art helped them survive and ultimately flee these conflicts. Also, Baiqu discusses how an art scene is transformed when conflict infects a region.
Dec 20, 2015
The Wall Street Journal's Kelly Crow recaps Art Basel Miami Beach
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In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to share her insights and observations from Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Kelly discusses the recent softening at the top of the art market, in conjunction with the strengthening lower and middle segments of the market. Then, in light of the increasing popularity and volume of art fairs, Kelly explains how galleries are altering their approaches in terms of what type of art they bring to mega-fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach. Also, she highlights some of the prominent collectors in Miami, such as the Rubells, who annually open up their private museums to the art world during Art Basel Miami Beach and she explains to what extent these collectors have become tastemakers in the art world. Lastly, Kelly highlights a few of the exciting, younger artists who exhibited at the fairs in Miami.
Dec 13, 2015
Haldane Fine Art's Angus Haldane previews this week's Old Masters auctions
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Angus Haldane, director of Haldane Fine Art, joins us to talk about the Old Masters market in light of major Old Masters auctions this week at Christie's, Sotheby's and Bonhams. First, Angus reveals why his expectations are somewhat tempered for the sales this week as well as what is the overall sentiment of the Old Masters market at this moment. Meanwhile, as the average age of an Old Masters collector is greater than Impressionist and Contemporary collectors, he shares with us what tactics he employs to try to sway younger collectors to embrace Old Masters art. Lastly, as the art market continues to grow geographically around the world, Angus tells us to what extent he has witnessed an expansion of the collector base for Old Masters artworks.
Dec 09, 2015
Kenneth Schlenker on ArtList's spot in the art eCommerce industry
00:17:25
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Kenneth Schlenker, co-founder and CEO of ArtList, a startup online private art sales website. First, Kenneth tells us how they are effectively utilizing Instagram to attract collectors to their site. Then, he explains why he believes a bubble has emerged in the art e-commerce sector of the art market. Also, Kenneth tells us how he feels about ArtList selling artworks by younger, emerging artists. Lastly, Kenneth talks about the challenges ArtList and other art eCommerce sites face if they wish to flourish in the long-term.
Dec 02, 2015
Philip Mould on the state of the Old Masters market
00:12:43
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Philip Mould, founder of Philip Mould & Company, a leading gallery in London, to talk about British and Old Masters art. First, Philip reveals to us what strengths and weaknesses he sees in the Old Masters market at the moment. Then, he talks about what galleries and auction houses can actively do to encourage younger collectors to show a greater interest in older British art, which is predominately collected by older collectors. Also, Philip touches on the proliferation of fakes and frauds in the art market, a topic he has covered extensively.
Nov 27, 2015
Art + Auction's Judd Tully recaps last week's New York Contemporary auctions
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art + Auction, joins us to recap last week's contemporary auctions in New York. First, Judd discusses the biggest story of the week, the Taubman Estate sale at Sotheby's, and reveals what he heard in advance of the auction as well as how the property performed relative to its pre-sale guarantee. Then, he describes the state of the Impressionist and Modern art market in light of both Sotheby's and Christie's decisions to feature mixed Impressionist and Modern and Post-War and Contemporary auctions this season. Lastly, Judd shares the take away from this sales season in terms of what collectors are willing to pay for and what they aren't willing to pay for at the moment in this market.
Nov 17, 2015
Kenny Schachter previews Frieze Week and the upcoming London Contemporary auctions
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, writer and curator Kenny Schachter, returns to the podcast to preview Frieze Week and the upcoming major London Contemporary auctions. First, Kenny shares with us what he is hearing in regard to the art that will be on display at Frieze art fair as well as how strong the market is heading into this busy week for the contemporary art world. Also, he gives us his impressions on the overall quality of art for sale at the auction houses this week and what the type of art for sale reveals about the current art market. Then, Kenny provides us with his predictions for how specific artworks by Christopher Wool, Rudolf Stingel and Ai Weiwei will fare on the auction block this week, in addition to discussing the interesting markets of Jonas Wood, Andre Butzer and Ella Kruglyanskaya.
Nov 13, 2015
Daniel Crouch on the rare books and maps market
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Daniel Crouch, founder of Daniel Crouch Rare Books, joins us to talk about the rare books and maps market. First, Daniel tells us about the industry's growth over the past five years and he it compares to the surge in the art market. Then, he reveals to what extent collectors from emerging economies are actively participating in this industry. Also, Daniel shares how last year he became the first rare books and maps dealer to have a booth at Frieze Masters and to what extent there was crossover between his clients and those of the other exhibitors.
Nov 13, 2015
Leon Benrimon on Heritage Auctions entering the New York art market
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Leon Benrimon, director of modern and contemporary art in New York at Heritage Auctions, joins us to talk about Heritage's entrance into the New York City marketplace. First, Leon discusses why he left the gallery world to join the auction industry at Heritage. Then, he explains how he believes Heritage Auctions will find success in the competitive modern and contemporary sectors. Also, Leon details why what having a presence in New York City means to Heritage Auctions. Lastly, Leon reveals if the economic uncertainty over the past few months has impacted the sentiment within the contemporary art market.
Nov 13, 2015
David Gryn on Daata Editions' artist commissioned video, sound and web art editions
00:20:05
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by David Gryn, founder of Daata Editions, an online platform for the sale of artist commissioned video, sound and web art editions. First, David tells us about the background of Daata Editions and how collectors can consume and enjoy this digital art. Then, he details some of the artists he has worked with thus far and how they responded to working on such a unique concept. Also, David shares why he believes digital art is still not in the mainstream of art collecting and what needs to transpire in order for it to grow in popularity.
Nov 13, 2015
The Art Newspaper's Melanie Gerlis recaps last week's Frieze Art Fair in London
00:09:35
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor of The Art Newspaper and author of the book Art as an Investment? A Survey of Comparative Assets, joins us to recap last week's Frieze Art Fair in London. First, Melanie identifies some of the noticeable trends at this year's edition of the fair. Then, she discusses how the auctions during Frieze week influence the strength of sales at the fair. Also, Melanie reveals to what extent she believes the crossover effect is working at Frieze Masters and if she expects the fair to continue for the foreseeable future.
Nov 13, 2015
Richard Polsky has established an Andy Warhol authentication service
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In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, returns to the podcast to talk with us about his new venture, Polsky's Andy Warhol Art Authentication Service. First, Richard talks about the role the Warhol authentication committee played in the art world and the value it brought to collectors and the art market when it was in existence. Then, he speculates why no entities thus far have attempted to authenticate Warhol works and why he believes with his credentials and experiences with Warhol he's the right person to establish a Warhol authentication business. Lastly, Richard shares his strategy as to how he can grow his business so his authenticity service is recognized and respected throughout the art world.
Nov 07, 2015