Art World Series

Patrick van der Vorst – ValueMyStuff

29 June 2018

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.

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Bill Charron And Megan Noh – Court of Arbitration for Art

5 June 2018

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.

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Adam Fields – ARTA

16 May 2018

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.

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Natasha Arselan – AucArt

2 May 2018

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.

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Robert Diament – Counter Editions

13 April 2018

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.

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Adam Popescu – The New York Times

21 March 2018

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.

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Frances Oglesby – Artive

2 March 2018

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.

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Georgina Adam – Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century

17 January 2018

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.

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Mary Buschman – ARIS Title Insurance

9 January 2018

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.

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ArtReview – Mark Rappolt

29 November 2017

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.

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