Art World Series

Christian Huhnt – Glass

28 July 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Christian Huhnt, co-founder of Glass, a tool that allows you to instantly look up catalogue raisonné information and the most recent auction results just by texting an image on WhatsApp. First, Christian walks us through the process of how Glass works. Then, he tells us about the robotic machines they use to digitize catalogue raisonnés, page by page. Also, Christian explains why it’s so important as a matter of due diligence for those in the art world to search artworks in catalogue raisonnés before buying or selling an artwork. Lastly, Christian shares exactly what artwork details are revealed in a catalogue raisonné.

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Mike Steib – Artsy

20 July 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, the leading online platform for discovering, buying and selling fine art. First, Mike shares what happened on Artsy’s platform during the pandemic, including how it impacted the behavior of collectors and galleries. Also, he reveals what specific actions the company took to help galleries during this difficult period. Then, Mike tells us what he thought of select galleries, such as David Zwirner Gallery, establishing online platforms that hosted other galleries’ exhibitions. Additionally, he answers if we really witnessed a transformation of the online art space during the pandemic.

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Astrid Hill – Hill Art Foundation

18 June 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we are joined by Astrid Hill, vice president and curator of emerging artists at the Hill Art Foundation. First, Astrid tells us about the history of her family’s collection and what motivated them to establish the foundation in 2019. Then, she shares with us what the foundation been doing while being closed during the COVID pandemic and how the foundation is approaching reopening. Also, she discusses how young collectors are growing the online art marketplace.

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Pari Ehsan – Pari Dust

9 June 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Pari Ehsan, founder and creative director of Pari Dust, an online platform focused on the intersection between art, fashion and design. First, Pari tells us about Pari Dust’s platform and her journey to found the company. Then, she explains why she is focused on art, fashion and design. Also, she shares stories from over the years from her interactions with art galleries, both positive and negative. Finally, Pari offers advice on how to successfully engage with your social media audience.

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Quang Bao – 1969 Gallery

15 May 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Quang Bao, owner of 1969 Gallery, a New York based gallery. First, Quang tells us how the gallery continues to operate despite being physically closed. Then, we ask him about demand for younger, emerging artists during the pandemic. Quang also discusses the role of Instagram in the art market, the economics behind a small gallery and online art exhibitions. Lastly, he shares the gallery’s upcoming exhibition calendar with us.

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Carolyn Ramo – Artadia

8 May 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we are joined by Carolyn Ramo, executive director of Artadia, a non-profit organization that provides grants to visual artists. First, Carolyn tells us about Artadia, its purpose and who decides who receives grants that the organization allocates to artists. Then, she shares from her perspective how artists are being impacted financially, creatively and in other ways by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Also, Carolyn tells us about Artist Relief, which is providing financial assistance to artists impacted financially by the pandemic, and Artadia’s involvement with this effort. Lastly, she instructs how our listeners can contribute to these causes or apply for assistance.

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Friedrich Petzel – Petzel Gallery

21 April 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Friedrich Petzel, founder of Petzel Gallery, to discuss how the gallery is adapting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Friedrich details the gallery’s digital strategy and how important it is during this time when the physical gallery is closed. Then, he shares to what extent the pandemic has slowed sales. Also, Friedrich reveals if previous experiences have any similarity to the current pandemic’s impact on the art world. Further, he tells us what his conversations have been like with the gallery’s artists and when he tentatively plans on reopening.

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Ian Turetsky and Casey Laffey – Reed Smith

13 April 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ian Turetsky, associate in Reed Smith’s Global Commercial Dispute group, and Casey Laffey, vice chair of Reed Smith’s Global Commercial Dispute group, join us to discuss force majeure and other legal issues impacting the art world during the coronavirus pandemic.. First, Ian and Casey tell us about force majeure, a clause in contracts that frees parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event beyond their control occurs, and why the coronavirus pandemic has made it the hottest topic in the legal world. Then, they explain when force majeure may apply to certain issues in the art world at this time. Also, we speak about certain collectors trying to back out of their invoices at this time and explore to what extent invoices are legally binding. Then, Ian and Casey reveals what parties should be considering if they are entering into contracts in the midst of the pandemic. Lastly, they share some lessons learned from this pandemic that can be used moving forward.

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Adam Fields – ARTA

2 April 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Fields, founder and CEO of ARTA, the fine art shipping and logistics marketplace, returns to the podcast to update us on the latest during the coronavirus pandemic. First, Adam shares some data regarding the fine art shipping activity on ARTA to illuminate the extent to which the art market has slowed down during the coronavirus pandemic. Then, Adam discusses how several facets of the art world are shifting to the digital space during this time. Also, he provides us with guidance on what to consider if trying to ship artworks during this time.

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Anders Petterson – ArtTactic

13 March 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic, joins us to breakdown the recently released TEFAF Art Market Report on art patronage in the 21st century. First, Anders explains why this year’s report focuses on art patronage. Then, he shares the history and importance of private art patronage in US and Europe. as public funding diminishes. Also, Anders identifies some of the new models of philanthropy that are being explored in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Additionally, Anders touches on how millennials are approaching philanthropy in the arts and to what extent technology is playing a role.

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