Art World Series

Nate Freeman – Artsy

18 April 2019

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. They also share a few funny anecdotes from the week!

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Jason Bailey – Artnome

8 April 2019

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.

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Joel Kremer – The Kremer Collection

1 April 2019

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.

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Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

18 March 2019

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.

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Loren Munk – James Kalm

12 March 2019

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.

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Mills Moran – Felix LA

21 January 2019

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.

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Marc Rappolt – ArtReview

3 December 2018

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.

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Ben Stein – Museum of Street Art: East Village

26 November 2018

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.

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Leanne Kemp – Everledger

12 November 2018

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.

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Ronnie Pirovino

5 November 2018

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.

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