Art World Series

Rüdiger Weng – Weng Fine Art

19 January 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rudiger Weng, CEO of Weng Fine Art, returns to the podcast to update us on how things are going since becoming a publicly traded company just over a year ago. Rudy first tells us how transforming into a publicly traded art company has impacted how he runs his business. Then, Rudy speculates if he anticipates other art businesses going public as a result of Weng Fine Art’s success. Also, he explains his involvement in Redline Capital’s takeover attempt of Artnet as well as where he sees the art market going in 2013.

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Marc Masurovsky – Holocaust Art Restitution Project

21 December 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with Marc Masurovsky, historian and co-founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project. First, Marc shares with us the Holocaust Art Restitution Project’s motivation and efforts as well as its role in restoring World War II looted artworks to their original owners. Then, Marc provides us with an approximation as to the extent of the looting that occurred as well as how many artworks remain at-large. He also addresses how courts handle if an artwork has passed through several different owners since the original theft. Lastly, Marc explains the most common patterns as to how families have successfully proven an artwork once belonged to their family.

 

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Dan Teran – Artsicle

14 December 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Dan Teran, creative director of Artsicle, an online business that rents inexpensive art. First, Dan tells us about the type of art featured in Artsicle’s inventory as well as how they go about discovering living New York artists to feature in their collection. Then, he shares with us a unique feature on their website, a recommendation tool offering new collectors guidance on what artworks they may prefer for their homes. Dan also explains how renters can eventually purchase works from Artsicle and shares with us who is the typical art renting client.

 

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Nahema Mehta – Art Remba

6 December 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with Nahema Mehta, founder of Art Remba, a NY-based art rental company. First, Nahema explains in detail how Art Remba works, from their subscribers choosing artworks to Art Remba delivering them to the client. Then, she discusses what type of individual is most likely to rent high-end art versus buying artworks via auction, gallery or fair. Also, Nahema details the type of artworks currently available for rent at Art Remba as well as how Art Remba’s subscribers can ultimately purchase the artworks they rent.

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David Grosz – Artifex Press

11 November 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by David Grosz, Editor in Chief of Artifex Press, a company dedicated to the publication of digital catalogues raisonnes. First, David details the services Artifex Press will offer as well as describes why the current format of catalogues raisonnes, in book form, is problematic. Also, he explains why the digital format will allow Artifex Press to develop catalogues raisonnes for younger and mid-tier artists. Lastly, David visualizes the layout of how his digital catalogues raisonnes will appear and mentions additional features that will available.

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David Grosz – Artifex Press

11 November 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by David Grosz, Editor in Chief of Artifex Press, a company dedicated to the publication of digital catalogues raisonnes. First, David details the services Artifex Press will offer as well as describes why the current format of catalogues raisonnes, in book form, is problematic. Also, he explains why the digital format will allow Artifex Press to develop catalogues raisonnes for younger and mid-tier artists. Lastly, David visualizes the layout of how his digital catalogues raisonnes will appear and mentions additional features that will available.

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Matthew Slotover – Frieze Art Fair

1 November 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Matthew Slotover, co-founder and co-director of the Frieze Art Fair, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on this year’s fair. First, Matthew talks about the decision to launch Frieze Masters, an adjacent fair featuring works ranging from antiquities to modern art, as well as the success it achieved in its inaugural edition. Then, he compares the atmosphere at Frieze Masters with the ambience and pace of sales at the contemporary driven Frieze Art Fair. Also, Matthew elaborates on the increasingly global art market and identifies some underrated, emerging art scenes.

 

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Yan Walther – Fine Arts Expert Institute

26 October 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic, we’re joined by Yan Walther, executive director of Fine Arts Expert Institute, based in the Geneva Freeport specializing in the scientific study of artworks. First, Yan explains the technology behind some of the services FAEI offers such as scientific imaging and dating of materials for artworks. Then, he discusses why previously such technologies have been primarily utilized by larger institutions such as museums but have not been available to collectors or galleries. Lastly, Yan elaborates on why FAEI is based in the Geneva Freeport and how beneficial it is to his business.

 

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Mark Rappolt – ArtReview

23 October 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor of the international contemporary art magazine ArtReview, joins us to discuss the release of his magazine’s annual Power 100, a ranking of the top 100 most powerful figures in the contemporary art world. First, Mark reveals to us how his magazine goes about compiling the hotly debated list, which includes input from around the world. Then, he explains the magazine’s choice to select Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of DOCUMENTA, with the #1 spot on their rankings. Also, Mark talks about the growth of the art market and how that has changed the types of art world positions that most commonly appear on his rankings.

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Howard Rachofsky – TWO x TWO

18 October 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, prominent contemporary art collector, Howard Rachofsky, joins the podcast to share his thoughts on the health of the contemporary art market. First, Howard breaks down the strength of the current market by both price level and artist type. Then, he shares his philosophy on building an art collection and specifically why owning only masterpieces doesn’t constitute a true collection. Also, Howard discusses the extent in which present economic conditions are impacting collectors’ buying activities. Lastly, Howard talks about his annual charitable gala and art auction, TWO x TWO.

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