Art World Series

Robert Norton – s[edition]

28 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Robert Norton, CEO and co-founder of s[Edition], a brand new site that offers digital limited edition artworks for sale by several prominent contemporary artists. First, Robert explains this new digital medium as well as the inspiration behind s[Edition]. Unlike traditional art which is hung on walls, Robert details how collectors can view digital limited editions through a variety of devices and touches on the future of connected television. Lastly, Robert shares how receptive artists have been in exploring this new medium on s[Edition].

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Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

1 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for the Wall Street Journal, returns to the podcast to discuss the Andy Warhol Foundation’s recent decision to dissolve the Warhol Authentication Board. First, Kelly explains the role and importance of the Warhol Authentication Board as well as the reasoning behind its closure. Then, she relays the reactions she has heard from a variety of sources within the art market. Also, she argues how this may impact the Warhol market and explains what this may mean for both dealers and auction houses. Lastly, Kelly briefly previews the upcoming contemporary auctions, which she will be live-tweeting at @KellyCrowWSJ.

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Matthew Slotover – Frieze Art Fair

26 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Matthew Slotover, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Magazine, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on this year’s Frieze Art Fair. Collectors were somewhat cautious at first but things picked up over the weekend, as Matthew describes how the fair unfolded. Then, Slotover shares to what extent the global aspect of the art market was manifested at this year’s fair. Matthew also touches on London’s increasingly influential position within the art market. Lastly, Matthew previews the inaugural Frieze New York fair.

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Richard Polsky – The Art Prophets

6 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, art dealer and author of the brand new book The Art Prophets, returns to the podcast to preview his new book and provide insightful commentary on the art market. First, we ask Richard about his new book as well as what he believes prominent art dealers of the past would have thought of today’s art world. He also shares a highly entertaining anecdote he describes in his book relating to an experience at Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field. Moving on to art market talk, Richard speculates how deteriorating economic conditions may impact the upcoming major auctions, in addition to answering a few Warhol related questions for us.

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Sapna Kar – India Art Collective

28 September 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Sapna Kar, co-founder and director of India Art Collective, joins us to tell us about India’s first online art fair. Sapna begins by providing some information about the galleries and artworks that will be at the fair as well as the layout of the online fair from the visitor’s perspective. Then, she shares her thoughts on the VIP Art Fair and explains how India Art Collective will compare.

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Lawrence Shindell and Judith Pearson – ARIS

31 August 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Lawrence Shindell and Judith Pearson, of ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, the leading art title insurance in the art world. First, Larry and Judy explain the basics of art title insurance and identify the most frequent issues that can result in title disputes. Then, they detail the due diligence process that ARIS undergoes before ultimately providing coverage for a title of an artwork. Lastly, Larry and Judy discuss how the global nature of the art market is impacting art title insurance.

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Christiane Fischer – Axa Art

24 August 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Christiane Fischer, President and CEO of Axa Art Insurance Corporation. First, Christiane discusses how the global expansion of the art market has impacted art insurance. Then, she tells us how often art collectors should have their collections re-appraised, especially considering recent market volatility. Christiane also shares her thoughts on art as an asset class, details current competitive challenges for Axa and elaborates on recent developments in the art insurance industry.

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Helen Stoilas – The Art Newspaper

15 August 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Helen Stoilas, web editor at The Art Newspaper, about her article on the recent push to enact droit de suite or artists’ resale rights in the US. First, Helen explains the Artists’ Rights Society’s position behind this initiative as well as provides details regarding their proposed legislation. She then describes what parties within the US art world are strongly in favor of or opposed to bringing droit de suite to the US. Lastly, Helen updates us on the status of droit de suite in the UK, including an expansion of the rule in 2012 that will include certain artists’ estates.

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CJ Follini – Company

9 August 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we talk with CJ Follini, founder and CEO of COMPANY, a recently launched social network for collectors of emerging contemporary art.  First, CJ details different aspects of the site, including an online art exchange as well as a forum in which collectors can interact with one another. Then, he  elaborates on the art rental business which COMPANY will be venturing into in the near future.

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Alexander Gilkes – Paddle8

29 July 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Alexander Gilkes, co-founder of Paddle8, the recently launched online art sale venture. First, Alex elaborates on the online curated exhibitions at Paddle8 as well as how the overall site functions. Then, Alex discusses the recent momentum in the online art sale industry and what he believes is required in order to successfully sell art online. Lastly, he explains to what extent the contemporary art world is embracing the concept of online art sales.

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