Spencer Hyman – Artfinder

Spencer Hyman – Artfinder

5 August 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Spencer Hyman, founder and CEO of Artfinder, the world’s largest online art catalogue. First, Spencer familiarizes us with Artfinder and details the different services his online company provides its users. Having worked at Amazon and Last.fm, Spencer has been a part of two different transformations that changed how books and music were consumed online. Given these experiences, we asked him what is it about the art world that makes him feel a similar online metamorphisis is possible. Also, Spencer shares his thoughts on why online art sales haven’t taken off thus far and if there is potential for it too going forward.

David Arendt – Natural Le Coultre SA

29 June 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, David Arendt, General Manager of¬†Natural Le Coultre SA, joins us to talk about the future Luxembourg Freeport which is expected to be complete in 2014. First, David analyzes the tax benefits of storing artwork and other goods within a freeport. Then, he walks us through a hypothetical scenario describing the process in which a dealer brings a work into the freeport, sells the work within the freeport and the new owner of the work leaves with the artwork. Additionally, David discusses the important of the freeport being located within the airport, while also detailing the different services offered within the freeport. Lastly, David describes the Luxembourg government’s role throughout the development of the freeport.

Judd Tully – Art + Auction

21 June 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully,¬†Editor at large of Art + Auction magazine, returns to the podcast to recap this year’s edition of Art Basel. With the global markets on edge throughout the duration of the fair, Judd shares with us to what extent collectors and dealers at the fair believe this economic uncertainty will impact the art market. Then, Judd compares the present contemporary art market to the marketplace just before the last market downturn. Also, he touches on pricing and aesthetic trends at this year’s fair.

Magnus Renfrew – ART HK

20 May 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with Magnus Renfrew, fair director of ART HK, to recap this year’s edition of the fair. First, Magnus touches on the level of sales this year as well as the type of artists exhibited compared to past years at the fair. Then, he discusses the evolving strategies implemented by US & European galleries to attract Asian collectors. Magnus also shares his thoughts on the increasing trend of blue chip galleries establishing posts in Hong Kong. Lastly, now that Art Basel has acquired ART HK, he reveals any changes we can expect in future years at the fair.

Stephen Bulger – The Association of International Photography Art Dealers

20 April 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Stephen Bulger, President of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), joins us to discuss the state of the contemporary photography market. First, Stephen describes the health of the photography market at this moment and notes some of the biggest trends in the contemporary sector from an aesthetic perspective. Then, he elaborates on how the success of certain photographers, such as Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman, within the international contemporary art market has impacted the overall contemporary photography market. Lastly, Stephen gives his perspective on the Jonathan Sobel – William Eggleston lawsuit. (click image for permalink)

Ted Feder – Artists Rights Society

5 April 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Ted Feder, President of the Artists Rights Society, a copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists. First, Ted discusses the role of the ARS within the art world as well as the new challenges it is presented with in this digital age. Then, Ted details ARS’ stance on the increasing use of appropriation within Contemporary art. As a staunch supporter of bringing the resale royalty to the US, Ted updates us on the status of his efforts and also responds to some of the arguments used by critics of the royalty.

Noah Horowitz – The Armory Show

19 March 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we welcome back Noah Horowitz, managing director of the Armory Show, to recap this year’s edition of the fair. First, Noah discusses the motivation behind the changes to the format of the fair and assesses how effective they were. Then, he touches on reported sales from the fair as well as the sentiment amongst exhibitors regarding the state of the contemporary market. Noah also addresses the role of the art fair within the increasingly global contemporary art market. Lastly, he details the fair’s partnership with online art sale venture, Paddle8.

Cristina Ruiz – The Art Newspaper

1 March 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Cristina Ruiz, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper, joins us to talk about completing the Hirst Spot Challenge by attending all 11 worldwide Gagosian Damien Hirst Spot exhibitions. First, Cristina tells us why seeing so many spot paintings, which she describes as luxury items, actually had no impact on her perception of the works. From an art market perspective, she argues this global series of exhibitions can only positively impact Hirst’s market, in large part due to his unique market structure. Also, Cristina shares how she humorously customized her Damien Hirst print and whether or not she would ever consider selling it.

Neha Kirpal – India Art Fair

17 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Neha Kirpal, Director of the India Art Fair, returns to the podcast to recap the India Art Fair. First, Neha provides us with some interesting statistics regarding this year’s fair, including overall attendance figures. Then, she touches on the international presence of galleries exhibiting at the fair and why this is important to the future of the fair and the Indian art market. Lastly, Neha discusses to what extent the large number of visitors are turning into art buyers and collectors.

Neha Kirpal – India Art Fair

17 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Neha Kirpal, Director of the India Art Fair, returns to the podcast to recap the India Art Fair. First, Neha provides us with some interesting statistics regarding this year’s fair, including overall attendance figures. Then, she touches on the international presence of galleries exhibiting at the fair and why this is important to the future of the fair and the Indian art market. Lastly, Neha discusses to what extent the large number of visitors are turning into art buyers and collectors

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