In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast Patrick and Shea (Paddle8’s Shea Goli, head of the London contemporary sale, and Patrick van der Vorst, UK CEO).
Patrick and Shea update us on the online auction house. This following the merger with Auctionata. They also 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. The Paddle8 Pad is a set of live streaming auctions and why they decided to pursue the live sales format. Lastly, they highlight some lots from their inaugural live sales.