Audrey Ou – TRLab

Audrey Ou – TRLab

19 April 2022

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we’re joined by Audrey Ou, co-founder and CEO of TRLab, a creative production studio and NFT sale platform focused on fine art. First, Audrey tells us more about TRLab and how it fits into the NFT space. Then, she shares to what extent the NFT and traditional art spaces have already crossed over and how much potential there is for this in the future. Also, Audrey comments on the saturation of the nascent NFT industry and what it will take for products to succeed in the long-run. Lastly, she discusses the educational and curatorial void in the NFT world and how TRLab is trying to fill that.

José da Silva – The Art Newspaper

5 April 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with José da Silva, exhibitions editor of The Art Newspaper, about their Visitor Figures annual museum survey. First, José shares some museum attendance trends from 2021 and how they compare to the previous year. Then, he explains to what extent COVID is still impacting museums and how many are operating at a normal capacity. Also, José identifies different tactics museums are employing to attract visitors including Tik Tok. Lastly, José reveals a few of the most surprising takeaways from this year’s survey.

Sara Reisman and Thomas E Moore III – National Academy of Design

17 March 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Sara Reisman, chief curator and director of NA affairs at the National Academy of Design, and Thomas Moore, director of development at the National Academy of Design. First, Sara and Thomas tell us about the history of the academy and why it was established. After opening in 1825, they then tell us what the academy has been doing the past few hundred years. Then, Sara and Thomas explain how artists join the academy. Also, they share why they think the academy still resonates today with reputable artists, such as recent Academicians like Rashid Johnson and Julie Mehretu. Lastly, they tell us why they have embraced a startup mentality despite being a few hundred years old.

Emily Mae Smith – Artist

31 January 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by the artist Emily Mae Smith. We chat with Emily about having an artist’s voice included in conversations about the art market, the stigma of artists following and speaking about their market, how she is managing her career now that she has commercial and institutional success and she also shares some advice to rising artists.

 

Marek Claassen – Limna

7 January 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Marek Claassen, co-founder of Artfacts and Limna, joins us to discuss how they are using data and technology to democratize the art market. First, Marek explains why they have been tracking thousands of artists’ exhibition history for years and how they have been doing it. Then, he shares what he has learned about how important an artist’s exhibition history is to their cultural importance, longevity and price. Then, Marek reveals details about his new app, Limna, a machine learning app leveraging Artfact’s database, including providing suggested values for artworks for sale on the primary market.

 

Eileen Kinsella – Artnet News

17 September 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Eileen Kinsella, senior market reporter for Artnet News, joins us to recap the Armory Show. First, Eileen answers if this past week was the biggest week for the art world in NYC since the pandemic began. Then, she reveals what the international presence was like at the fair. After, Eileen reveals some of the most noteworthy booths and sales. Additionally, she shares what the new venue was like at the Javis Center compared to previous editions at the piers. Lastly, Eileen speculates how close we are to returning to a normal fair experience.

 

Davida Nemeroff and William Hathaway – Night Gallery

8 September 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Davida Nemeroff, owner of Night Gallery, and William Hathaway, partner and sales director at Night Gallery, about a variety of fascinating topics relating to the art world. First, we discuss their opening of a new, larger gallery space and some of the major factors that went into their decision to expand. Then, they identify some of the major ways the art world in Los Angeles has changed over the past few years. Also, reflecting on the pandemic, Davida and William share some of the biggest challenges of this experience and on a more positive note, reveal how it may have helped the industry evolve. Further, they tell us how business is going at the gallery compared to the beginning of the pandemic and even before it. Finally, Davida and William offer advice to younger artists in the early stages of their careers.

Katey Acquaro – Independent Art Fair

3 September 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Katey Acquaro, Independent Art Fair’s head of production & exhibitor resources, about this year’s fair which occurs from September 9th-12th. First, Katey introduces us to the Independent Art Fair, contextualizes how it fits into next week and compares it to the Armory. Then, she explains how similar this year’s experience will be to a normal art fair and what safety measures will be implemented. Also, Katey tells us about the Independent Art Fair’s new venue in lower Manhattan. Additionally, she provides us with insights on what her conversations have been like with galleries leading up to the fair and how many are feeling about participating in their first fair since the pandemic began. Lastly, Katey shares a few presentations she’s most excited about seeing at the fair.

John Wiley – Hagerty

19 August 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, John Wiley, manager of valuation analytics at Hagerty, an American automotive lifestyle and membership company, joins us to recap this past week’s major Monterey classic car auctions. First, John tells us if the classic car market has been as resilient and robust as the art market since the first few months of the pandemic. Then, he explains to what level the car market successfully shifted online. After, John sets the scene for us and shares what it is like to be at the Monterey car auctions and reveals how how important of a barometer the event is for the market. Additionally, he identifies some of the major sales and trends from the auction.

Chris Ivy – Heritage Auctions

13 August 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Chris Ivy, director of sports collectibles at Heritage Auctions, about the surging sports collectibles market. First, Chris tells us what items fall into the sports collectibles category. Then, he explains why the market fell in popularity after the proliferation of the internet and why it is experience a resurgence. Also, Chris reveals why sports grading services adds much needed liquidity to the sports cards market. Further, he shares how NFTs have infiltrated the sports collectibles market. Lastly, Chris identifies a few exciting items featured in an ongoing auction at Heritage.

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