US & European Art Market Series

Loring Randolph – Frieze New York

20 May 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Loring Randolph, director of Frieze in New York, joins us to recap this past week’s online version of Frieze New York. First, Loring shares galleries’ reactions when it was announced the fair would shift online. Then, she tells us why the online platform will continue to be utilized by the fair in the future. Also, Lorin reports on the level of sales at this year’s fair. Further, she touches on the artist gender filter, tells us if they will add a feature in the future to enable visitors and galleries to interact during the online fair and provides an update on Frieze London.

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Robin Pogrebin – The New York Times

30 April 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture report for The New York Times, joins us to discuss how art auction houses are shifting online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Robin provides us with the latest update on when the major May and June auctions will be taking place at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips. Then, she discusses the intricacies of their online platforms and how the auctions may be presented to the public. Also, Robin explains why the biggest concern on the mind of auction house executives and specialists is prospective bidders not being able to preview the artworks in person. Finally, Robin tells us how the pandemic may serve as a catalyst for auction houses to embrace technology moving forward and also how the online auction platforms are attracting a younger generation of collectors.

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Pontus Silfverstolpe – Barnebys

27 March 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Pontus Silfverstolpe, Co-Founder of Barnebys, a search engine for art, antiques and collectibles from more than 3,000 auction houses and galleries around the world, joins us to talk about the online art market during the coronavirus pandedmic. First, Pontus discusses how the art world has been able to shift to the online space during the pandemic. Then, he identifies trends regarding which types of galleries and auction houses possess digital strategies necessary to succeed during this time. Also, Pontus tells us how Barnebys is trying to achieve their goal of becoming a search engine for the art marketplace.

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Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

20 March 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication joins us to discuss the coronavirus and how it is impacting the art market. First, Richard speaks about the impact the virus has had on the art market, including pushing back the major May auctions. Richard also recalls how the art market responded to the tragic events on 9/11. Then, he identifies some artists he believes are still worth acquiring even during this difficult economic environment. Also, Richard speculates that certain galleries may move to an exclusive online model after they will be forced to not have physical gallery spaces during the next few months due to the virus.

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Judd Tully

23 December 2019

In our end of year 2019 episode, Judd Tully, veteran art market reporter and frequent contributor to ARTnews, joins us to recap the art market in 2019. First, Judd identifies some of the top storylines of 2019 for the art market. Then, he reveals who were some of the biggest winners of the year when we think about artists and their markets. Also, he shares what trends in art defined the year. Additionally, Judd tells us his favorite exhibition of 2019. And lastly, Judd gives us a few bold predictions of the art market in 2020.

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Nate Freeman – Artnet News

12 December 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior art business reporter for Artnet News, joins us to recap this year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Nate discusses how Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 banana took over the fair and why this fair will forever be known as “Banana Basel”. Then, Nate shares his thoughts on the overall fair and how the strong the art and market was during the week. Also, he identifies artists, besides Cattelan, who had important weeks at the fair. Further, Nate explains how successful the inaugural exhibition was at the new Rubell Family Collection museum.

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Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

21 November 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to recap last week’s major Post-War and Contemporary auctions in New York. First, Kelly addresses the fact that there were few trophy pieces up for auction this season and she speculates if this was due to a lack of estates or if this is a reflection on market sentiment. Then, Kelly identifies some bargain shopping that occurred in the evening sales. Also, she explains why we witnessed several auction records for an older generation of African American artists who are finally being recognized by collectors and museums. Further, Kelly reveals if there is concern about the very quick spike in prices for younger artists at auction and to what extent Asia is pushing up prices for these artists. Lastly, Kelly addresses an unfortunate situation that she is currently reporting on regarding famed collector Donald Bryant.

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Meg Corcoran – ArtTactic

1 July 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by Meg Corcoran, a researcher at ArtTactic, focused on the Old Masters market, and a gallery manager at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, a gallery specializing in Old Masters, 19th Century and Modern drawings and works on paper. First, Meg reveals the extent to which the Old Masters market is trending upwards the past few years. Then, she reveals how two recent blockbuster Old Masters sales, the da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi and Caravaggio’s Judith and Holofernes, has impacted the entire market. Also, Meg touches on what the industry is doing to try to attract young collectors and what opportunities uniquely exist in the Old Masters market.

 

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Gareth Harris – The Art Newspaper

25 June 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Gareth Harris, chief contributing editor at The Art Newspaper and contributor to the Financial Times, to help us recap the Venice Biennale and Art Basel. First, Gareth shares his thoughts on this year’s the Venice Biennale and he identifies some of the most talked about artists included in this edition. Then, he discusses how Art Basel is different when it coincides with the Venice Biennale and specifically to what extent the Biennale influenced what galleries brought to Art Basel. Gareth tells us how strong sales were at this Art Basel and he even identifies some key sales from the fair. Lastly, Gareth reveals to us what other topics were being discussed by art market insiders at the fair.

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Morgan Long – The Fine Art Group

23 May 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Morgan Long, senior director at The Fine Art Group, joins us to breakdown last week’s post-war and contemporary auctions. First, Morgan shares some of her major takeaways from this past week’s sales. Then, she identifies some of the artists who were the biggest winners and losers. Also, Morgan details the extent to which female artists are undervalued and how they used this strategy in their art investment funds. Additionally, she touches on prices for young artists, identifies the different services The Fine Art Group offers and also explains why guarantees aren’t as lucrative as they used to be.

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