Moti Shniberg – Artist Pension Trust

Moti Shniberg – Artist Pension Trust

10 August 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Moti Shniberg, co-founder and chairman of the Artist Pension Trust, joins us to discuss the news that the trust will shortly begin selling some of their artworks for the first time. Moti provides us with details as to how the selling will occur as well as the motivation behind deciding to initiate letting go of some of the works in the trust. Also, he dissects the current environment in the art world that makes it so challenging for artists to realize long-term financial security.

Henrik Kanekrans – Artworks

2 August 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with, Henrik Kanekrans, founder of Artworks, a Swedish-based business that focuses on the intersection between the arts and business from around the world. First, Henrik tells us about his recently launched quarterly publication, “Artworks”, focused on the relationship between art and business in Nordic Countries. Also, he describes how different this relationship is versus in the United States and the United Kingdom. Henrick then describes the current art scene in Scandinavia and how much it has developed over the past five years. Lastly, shares his efforts focused on the concept of developing the position of chief arts officer at businesses in Sweden.

Thomas Woodham-Smith – Masterpiece London

30 June 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic, we’re joined by Thomas Woodham-Smith, creative director of Masterpiece London, to talk about their ongoing fair, which offers fine art, antiques, design and more. First, Thomas discusses the diversity of the exhibitors in terms of what they show as well as where they originate. Then, he talks about the cross-over effect he witnesses at the fair, in which collectors are uniquely exposed to several collectibles within one fair. Also, Thomas reports on the level of sales activities at the fair thus far and tells us if individuals are starting to view other luxury goods such as watches and jewelry as alternative asset classes similar to fine art.

Melanie Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

27 June 2013

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor for The Art Newspaper, recaps the Art Basel art fair with us. First, following the successful May auctions in New York, Melanie tells us if the market remained red-hot at Basel. Then, she observes and reports on aesthetic trends exhibited at the fair this year. Also, Melanie comments on the increasing divergence in auction sales totals between Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary art, if the art world marathon of fairs and sales over the past few months is sustainable in the future and previews this week’s Post-War and Contemporary auctions in London.

Osman Khan – Paddle8

19 June 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Osman Khan, COO of Paddle8, to update us on the online auction house. First, Osman talks about Paddle8’s transformation into an exclusively online auction house, hosting both charity auctions as well as curated and themed auctions. Then, Osman touches on the company’s recent round of funding, including notable investors White Cube owner Jay Jopling and artist Damien Hirst, and what it is that compelled these two notable art market participants to invest in an art e-commerce site. Also, he provides us with some interesting sales figures to manifest the increased sales activity over the past two years, shares his reaction to the proposed online sales tax bill in the US and speculates on how galleries may become more heavily active in the art e-commerce landscape in the future.

Bernadine Bröcker – Vastari

11 June 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Bernadine Bröcker, director of Vastari, an online platform focused on optimizing communcation between collectors and curators/museums. First, Bernadine discusses a current art world dilemma, in which museums have difficulty locating artworks for upcoming exhibitions, while collectors also have no medium to make their artworks available to museums for shows. Then, she discusses the process in which collectors can upload their works onto the site, how museum curators peruse artworks on the online platform and ultimately how these two can connect. Also, Bernadine tells us how both museum curators and collectors have responded thus far to Vastari.

George Bailey – The Auction Room

8 May 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, George Bailey, co-founder of The Auction Room, joins us to talk about his new online auction site. First, George discusses the company’s focus on the lower end of the art market, property just below the value threshold that a traditional auction house possesses. Also, he explains why The Auction Room will host Middle Eastern contemporary art sales and what opportunities exist in this emerging art market. Then, George elaborates on the advantages a small, online auction house has over larger, traditional auction houses and speculates on the future of the online art marketplace.

Sebastian Cwilich – Artsy

24 April 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Sebastian Cwilich, President and COO of Artsy, joins us to update us on how things are going at the art e-commerce company. First, Sebastian explains one of the unique aspects of Artsy, the development and implementation of an algorithm that assesses art as well as users’ tastes through a series of aesthetic and art historical characteristics. Then, Sebastian recaps Artsy’s experience partnering with the Armory Show to exhibit works online in advance of the fair. He reveals during this partnership period, Artsy received approximately 250,000 page visits, leading to 10 million artwork impressions. Also, Sebastian tells us how things are going from a sales perspective, walks us through a hypothetical transaction on the site, details how they were able to convince established galleries to finally sell work online and speculates on the future of the online art marketplace.

Adam Fields – Artspace

12 April 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Fields, vice president of artists and institutions at Artspace, speaks with us about Artspace and the art e-commerce industry. First, Adam touches on the company’s relationships with non-profit instutions and the process involved with selling artworks on their behalf. Also, he discusses the motivation behind Artspace’s recent acquisition of VIP Art, the first online-only art fair. Additionally, Adam discusses the diverse range of clients Artspace has attracted and he shares with us some conclusions he has reached on the keys to finding and maintaining success in this emerging industry.

Adam Fields – Artspace

12 April 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Fields, vice president of artists and institutions at Artspace, speaks with us about Artspace and the art e-commerce industry. First, Adam touches on the company’s relationships with non-profit instutions and the process involved with selling artworks on their behalf. Also, he discusses the motivation behind Artspace’s recent acquisition of VIP Art, the first online-only art fair. Additionally, Adam discusses the diverse range of clients Artspace has attracted and he shares with us some conclusions he has reached on the keys to finding and maintaining success in this emerging industry.

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