Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Jeff Lawson – Untitled Art

26 November 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jeff Lawson, founder of Untitled Art, ahead of their annual Miami fair. First, Jeff tells us about when he established Untitled Art and shares how much the Miami art scene has changed since then. After, he discusses how Untitled fits into the Miami art fair ecosystem. Also, Jeff speculates why there has been a surge of interest in emerging artists over the last few years. Additionally, he reveals how the fair’s exhibitors are feeling heading into the final test of the art market in 2023. Jeff also responds to NADA Miami changing the starting date of their fair this year to the same day as Untitled. Lastly, he previews this year’s iteration of Untitled.


Behind The Report: Auction Analysis New York Marquee Evening Auctions – November 2023

20 November 2023

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Auction Analysis: New York Marquee Evening Auctions – November 2023 report, in which we present an in-depth comparative analysis of the Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art evening sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips in New York in November 2023.

Daniel Cassady – ARTnews

2 November 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we preview this month’s major New York auctions with Daniel Cassady, art business reporter for ARTnews. First, Daniel identifies some of the indicators that the art market is softening heading into the auctions. Then, he answers if the sales will be the biggest test for the art market since the pandemic. After, Daniel discusses some of the major estates and artworks heading to auction this month. Lastly, Daniel speaks about Art Basel Miami, the last major art market event of the year.

Melane Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

20 October 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap this year’s edition of Frieze London with Melanie Gerlis, columnist & contributor at the Financial Times, editor at large at The Art Newspaper and author of Art as an Investment? A survey of comparative assets and The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride. First, Melanie discusses how prologned economic uncertainty as well as the recent tragedies in Israel impacted the mood of the week. Then, she revealed if a softening of the market was noticeable in London. Also, Melanie tells us if Paris+ is becoming a more important fair and week in the art world calendar than Frieze London. Lastly, she identifies the art market’s next big test.

Jenny Gibbs – International Fine Print Dealers Association

9 October 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Jenny Gibbs, the executive director of the International Fine Print Dealers Association. Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the IFPDA Print Fair, Jenny speaks about the exhibitors participating and how much variety is there in the prints that are offered. Then, she speaks about how collecting prints, generally at a lower price point, is a gateway into collecting art. After, Jenny speculates about why some established collectors aren’t interested in collecting prints. Additionally, she discusses the hot market for prints by emerging, contemporary artists. Lastly, she offers advice on the necessary due diligence one should take when contemplating acquiring a high value print.

Also check out ArtTactic’s inaugural report on the print market.

Vlad Hategan – dappGambl

2 October 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Vlad Hategan, a crypto and NFT specialist, who recently wrote an explosive article for dappGambl titled Dead NFTs: The Evolving Landscape of the NFT Market. First, Vlad shares some of his key findings of his report on the dire state of the NFT market. Then, he explains how the NFT market, once a highly speculative, robust market collapsed so quickly. Also, Vlad touches on the surprising environmental impact of the NFT market. Lastly, Vlad shares what he foresees for the NFT market moving forward.

Andy St. Louis – Seoul Art Friend

18 September 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we discuss last week’s Frieze Seoul with Andy St. Louis, a Seoul-based art critic and founder of Seoul Art Friend, an online platform dedicated to promoting contemporary Korean art. First, Andy shares the mood of the contemporary art market in Seoul leading up to Frieze Seoul. Then, he reveals if there was any negative impact to this year’s Frieze Seoul due to it occurring at the same time as The Armory Show in New York. After, Andy reveals how sales were at this year’s Frieze Seoul as well as how the fair compared to last year’s inaugural edition. Lastly, Andy speaks on the strengthening relationships between Korean collectors and foreign galleries in large part due to the presence of the fair.


Nicole Berry – The Armory Show

5 September 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we preview The Armory Show with its executive director, Nicole Berry. First, Nicole discusses the fair’s recent move from the piers to the Javits Center and how it has impacted the fair experience. Then, she explains how another major change, moving the fair to September to coincide with the fall art world opening, has also benefitted the fair. Also, Nicole shares how exhibiting galleries are feeling about the art market as we head into the fair. Lastly, Nicole reacts to the major news of Frieze Art Fair acquiring The Armory Show.


Yue Minjun – Artist

20 August 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with artist Yue Minjun about the recent release of his first NFT, on LiveArt’s platform. First, Yue reveals why he decided to release an NFT. Then, he explains the differences in the process of making an NFT versus a more traditional artwork. Also, Yue shares why an important aspect of making an NFT was introducing his art to a younger generation of art collectors and enthusiasts. After, he gives his thoughts on the current NFT space and where he thinks it is headed in the future. Lastly, Yue answers if he will make more NFTs in the future.


Suzanne Siano – Modern Art Conservation

27 July 2023

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Suzanne Siano, founder of Modern Art Conservation, a New York art conservation studio. First, Suzanne identifies some of the primary services she offers her clients. Then, she discusses how COVID-19 impacted the art conservation industry. Also, she explains how technological innovation is being implemented into conservation techniques. After, she offers advice to collectors regarding the most common mistakes collectors make that can lead to conservation issues. Lastly, she shares some tips for artists to ensure their artworks don’t produce conservation issues for their collectors down the road.