Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Eileen Kinsella – Artnet News

17 September 2021

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.

 

Davida Nemeroff and William Hathaway – Night Gallery

8 September 2021

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.

Katey Acquaro – Independent Art Fair

3 September 2021

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.

John Wiley – Hagerty

19 August 2021

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.

Chris Ivy – Heritage Auctions

13 August 2021

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.

Bettina Huang – Platform

5 August 2021

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.

Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

22 July 2021

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.

Ronnie Pirovino and Lindsay Griffith – Christie’s Trespassing

9 July 2021

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.

 

Meg Maggio – Pékin Fine Arts

29 June 2021

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.

 

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