Art World Series

Hannah Elliott – Bloomberg News

22 August 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Hannah Elliott, staff writer at Bloomberg News covering the luxury sector, joins us to recap the Monterey classic car auctions. First, Hannah breaks down the unfathomable auction blunder at Sotheby’s for the Porsche Type 64. Then, she recaps the overall performance of the classic car market during the week and explains why some referred to it as a bloodbath. Hannah also reveals which carmaker is frequently dominating the market and explains why Asian car collectors haven’t had an impact on the market yet.

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Jerry Wind – The Wharton School

24 July 2019

In this week’s episode, we’re joined by professor Jerry Wind, the Lauder Professor Emeritus and Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts. First, we discuss the recent news of Sotheby’s being purchased and transforming from a publicly traded auction house to a privately owned business. Jerry explains some of the ways being a public company may have been prohibitive for Sotheby’s. Also, he shares how he envisions their business evolving. Further, Jerry tells us how Sotheby’s and its rival Christie’s may compete against each other now that both are private firms. Then, we discuss Jerry’s new book, Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts and he identifies some of the most notable examples of when art played a role in resolving conflicts or building bridges among opposing groups.

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Nanne Dekking – Artory

15 July 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Nanne Dekking, founder and CEO of Artory, whose mission is to create a vast artwork registry. First, we ask Nanne about their partnership with Christie’s and if they plan to partner with more auction houses moving forward. Then, he breaks down the competitive landscape in the artwork registry space and identifies the keys to being the surviving registry that the art world utilizes. Also, Nanne explains how much demand there is for this type of product at this moment and why that it will continue to grow moving forward.

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Philippe Gellman – Arteia

7 June 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Philippe Gellman, founder and CEO of Arteia, a technology platform that functions as collection management, provenance tracking and a marketplace for buyers and sellers. First, Philippe shares his vision for Arteia and what its role can be in the art market. Then, he explains what differentiates his platform from others that already exist in the art market. Also, Philippe reveals how they plan on building a marketplace where buyers and sellers can transact directly. Lastly, Philippe clarifies why they are using an initial coin offering to raise funds for the company.

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Robert Norton – Verisart

14 May 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Robert Norton, CEO of Verisart, a company that certifies art authenticity through blockchain technology. First, Robert reveals how the company has grown since we initially had him on the podcast in 2016. Then, he identifies some of the important partnerships the company has had with auction houses, eCommerce platforms and even artists, that has enabled the company to grow. Also, Robert discusses the timeline for when the art world will have a technological solution that is widely used to resolve art authenticity issues.

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Edward Klaris – Klaris Law

9 May 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Edward Klaris, managing partner at Klaris Law. First, we speak with Ed about artificial intelligence art and he explains how artists are leveraging this technology to make artworks. Then, he identifies some of the legal issues that artists are facing in this nascent medium. Also, Ed clarifies what virtual reality art is and even shares some prominent examples of this kind of art. Lastly, Ed reveals why virtual reality artists should consider an alternative business model from the traditional one seen in the art market.

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Diane Brown – RxArt

30 April 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Diane Brown, founder and president of RxArt, whose mission is to help children heal by collaborating with contemporary artists to transform sterile healthcare facilities into engaging and inspiring environments. First, Diane tells us about her personal experiences that motivated her to found RxART. Then, she identifies some of the notable artists the organization has worked with, including Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Laura Owens, Urs Fischer, Dan Colen and Nicolas Party. Also, Diane reveals how impactful transforming these spaces is on the children and the artists themselves.

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Elena Zavelev – CADAF NYC

22 April 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Elena Zavelev, founder of New Art Academy, joins to discuss their launch of the inaugural edition of CADAF NYC, Contemporary & Digital Art Fair, occurring May 3-5 in New York City. First, Elena tells us what prompted her to launch the fair, which is focused on immersive installation, video art, virtual reality, creative experiments on the blockchain, etc. Then, she reveals details about what the fair will be like to attend and how it will differ from a traditional art fair. Also, Elena shares how much crossover she has currently seen between traditional contemporary art collectors and digital art collectors. Lastly, Elena explains the extent to which the decline in the value of cryptocurrency has influenced cryptocurrency and blockchain art and art products.

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Nate Freeman – Artsy

18 April 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art market report for Artsy, joins us to discuss the several facets of the Dallas art community. After visiting Dallas last week for the Dallas Art Fair, Nate and Adam, who is originally from Dallas, decided to do a Dallas-themed episode. They discuss the Dallas Art Fair’s position in the saturated art fair landscape, how this year’s edition of the fair performed, why the Dallas collecting community is so respected by the art world and how the Dallas art scene has changed over the past decade. They also share a few funny anecdotes from the week!

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Jason Bailey – Artnome

8 April 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jason Bailey, founder of Artnome, who has compiled the largest analytical database of artworks. First, we speak with Jason about how he leverages his database to explore art and data through a variety of projects. Then, he discusses the intersection of blockchain and art and what may serve as a catalyst to get artworks on the blockchain. Also, Jason explores how artists are using machine learning in their art. Lastly, Jason explains why he believes there is significant investment opportunity in female and minority artists.

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