Dinesh Vazirani – Saffronart

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.

Amrita Jhaveri – AM art India Private Limited

23 June 2009

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast were joined by Amrita Jhaveri, founder of AM art India Private Limited. Amrita provides us with her thoughts on the most recent major Indian contemporary and modern art auctions that occurred earlier this month in London as well as how the downturn has impacted the health of the Indian art market. Also, Amrita details several of the reasons behind the amazing development of the modern and contemporary Indian art market over the past decade. Lastly, she touches on how the excess of art funds in India has resulted in a highly speculative Indian art market.

Larry Warsh – AW Asia

22 May 2009

In this podcast Larry Warsh, founder of AW Asia, a private organization in New York City that promotes contemporary Chinese art, discusses the phenomenal development of the contemporary Chinese art market over the past decade. Larry also previews the upcoming Christie’s Asian Contemporary Art sale in Hong Kong. Warsh shares his insights on the progression and long-term future of the contemporary Chinese art market as well as his views on the new Chinese collector base.

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