Richard Polsky – The Art Prophets

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dinesh Vazirani – Saffronart

3 February 2010

In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Dinesh Vazirani, Co-founder and Director of Saffronart, the Mumbai-based online auction house and gallery. Dinesh starts by discussing the performance of the Indian art market in 2009 and to what extent it aligned with his own personal expectations. Then, he addresses the heavy presence of speculators that existed in the Indian art market and what kind of threat they are to the health of the Indian art market. After, Dinesh dissects the major changes to the Indian art collector base over the past decade. Additionally, Dinesh shares his outlook for the Indian art market for 2010, why Saffronart’s online model has been so successful and lastly whether or not Saffronart will auction off U.S. and European art in the future.

David Ciclitira & Rodman Primack – Korean Eye & Phillips de Pury

26 June 2009

In this ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by two guests, David Ciclitira, founder of Korean Eye, and Rodman Primack, Phillip de Pury’s London chairman. In this episode, David and Rodman discuss in detail the Korean Eye, an international initiative with the goal of broadening the exposure and appeal of Korean contemporary art as well as its current exhibition in London at the Saatchi Gallery. The two also discuss several aspects of the Korean contemporary art market including the current art scene within Korea and how it has evolved over the past five years.

Jonathan Lee – Rose Art Museum

11 June 2009

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast were joined by Jonathan Lee, chair of The Rose Art Museum Board of Directors at Brandeis University. Jonathan talks in detail about several issues pertaining to Brandeis Universitys controversial decision to close the Rose Art Museum. Jonathan first shares the board’s initial reaction to the announcement of the closing of the museum from both a legal and ethical perspective. He also explains why he wouldn’t be okay with Brandeis University selling part of the museum collection even if the academic standards of the university are at stake. Lastly, Jonathan speaks about the proposed transformation of the Rose Art Museum space into a teaching center and what it would be like without the now former Director Michael Rush.

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