Chris Allen & Filippo Guerrini-Maraldi – R K Harrison

Chris Allen & Filippo Guerrini-Maraldi – R K Harrison

9 October 2012

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Chris Allen, Executive Director of Professional Risks, and Filippo Guerrini-Maraldi, Executive Director of the Fine Art Team, both from RK Harrison. First, they discuss their brand new professional indemnity insurance policy for art dealers as well as some of the different costs it could potentially cover for an art dealer. Then, Chris and Filippo detail how the product works step-by-step, if a dealer is sued.  Lastly, they talk about why the art world has become such a litigious environment and consequently why they have developed this unique insurance product.

Sophie Macpherson – Sophie Macpherson Ltd

26 September 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Sophie Macpherson, founder of Sophie Macpherson Ltd, the leading recruitment agency for jobs in the global art market. First, while the art market has recovered substantially since the downturn in 2008 and 2009, Sophie addresses if the art jobs market has rebounded in similar fashion. Then, she offers a plethora of advice to prospective new comers who are interested in pursuing a career in the art world. Lastly, Sophie identifies recent developments in the art world that have led to the creation of new job opportunities.


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Boris Pevzner – Collectrium

13 September 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Boris Pevzner, founder of Collectrium, the #1 Cloud-Based Art Inventory Management Platform in the art world, joins us to talk about his company. First, Boris talks about his inventory management platform and how galleries, collectors and fairs uniquely utilize his services. Then, he addresses why cloud-based systems are so advantageous, especially within the art world. Also, given his knowledge of art and technology, Boris breaks down the online art marketplace and where in the art market he believes certain companies can find success.

Ezra Konvitz – ArtStack

5 September 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ezra Konvitz, co-founder of ArtStack, a site which allows users to discover and share art amongst each other, joins us to talk about his new social platform. First, Ezra explains in detail how users can go about sharing their favorite artworks as well as following different users on the site to discover new artworks or artists. Then, Ezra shares his thoughts on why, previous to ArtStack, the art world lacked the presence of an online social network. He also addresses the diverse community of members on the site and how having users from all different aspects of the art world has enhanced the overall community.  Presently, ArtStack is an invitation-only site, however ArtTactic Podcast listeners can sign up for ArtStack by clicking here:

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, 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.