Tim Schneider – The Gray Market

Tim Schneider – The Gray Market

7 February 2024

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Tim Schneider, the writer behind the Gray Market and the acting art market editor at The Art Newspaper. Tim shares his art market predictions for 2024, which touch on auction sales, fallout from the Israel-Hamas war, Patrick Drahi’s ownership of Sotheby’s, the consolidation of art fairs and AI-powered image generator.


Sarah Douglas – ARTnews

13 December 2023

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 with Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief of ARTnews and Art in America. First, Sarah shares what the mood was like at the fair this year and explains why everyone was asking about it during the fair. Then, she identifies some of the most noteworthy sales at this year’s edition of the fair as well as some of the aesthetic trends relating to the art on view. Also, Sarah addresses if Art Basel Miami occurring at the end of the year is having a negative impact on the fair. Lastly, she reveals how market participants are feeling heading into 2024.

Daniel Cassady – ARTnews

2 November 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we preview this month’s major New York auctions with Daniel Cassady, art business reporter for ARTnews. First, Daniel identifies some of the indicators that the art market is softening heading into the auctions. Then, he answers if the sales will be the biggest test for the art market since the pandemic. After, Daniel discusses some of the major estates and artworks heading to auction this month. Lastly, Daniel speaks about Art Basel Miami, the last major art market event of the year.

Melane Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

20 October 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap this year’s edition of Frieze London with Melanie Gerlis, columnist & contributor at the Financial Times, editor at large at The Art Newspaper and author of Art as an Investment? A survey of comparative assets and The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride. First, Melanie discusses how prologned economic uncertainty as well as the recent tragedies in Israel impacted the mood of the week. Then, she revealed if a softening of the market was noticeable in London. Also, Melanie tells us if Paris+ is becoming a more important fair and week in the art world calendar than Frieze London. Lastly, she identifies the art market’s next big test.

Jenny Gibbs – International Fine Print Dealers Association

9 October 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Jenny Gibbs, the executive director of the International Fine Print Dealers Association. Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the IFPDA Print Fair, Jenny speaks about the exhibitors participating and how much variety is there in the prints that are offered. Then, she speaks about how collecting prints, generally at a lower price point, is a gateway into collecting art. After, Jenny speculates about why some established collectors aren’t interested in collecting prints. Additionally, she discusses the hot market for prints by emerging, contemporary artists. Lastly, she offers advice on the necessary due diligence one should take when contemplating acquiring a high value print.

Also check out ArtTactic’s inaugural report on the print market.

Vlad Hategan – dappGambl

2 October 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Vlad Hategan, a crypto and NFT specialist, who recently wrote an explosive article for dappGambl titled Dead NFTs: The Evolving Landscape of the NFT Market. First, Vlad shares some of his key findings of his report on the dire state of the NFT market. Then, he explains how the NFT market, once a highly speculative, robust market collapsed so quickly. Also, Vlad touches on the surprising environmental impact of the NFT market. Lastly, Vlad shares what he foresees for the NFT market moving forward.

Naomi Rea – Artnet News

28 June 2023

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we recap Art Basel with Naomi Rea, global news editor at Artnet News. First, Naomi speaks about Art Basel being the most important fair in the world and answers if its relevance has diminished at all with the extremely busy art fair schedule. Then, she identifies what types of art sold well at the fair versus art that was slower to sell. Also, Naomi reveals the consensus takeaway regarding where the market sentiment is following the conclusion of the fair. Additionally, she comments on rising primary prices for emerging artists and its impact on demand for their work.

Robert Kennan – Phillips

22 June 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robert Kennan, head of editions Europe at Phillips auction house, joins us to chat about the editions market. First, Robert shares how much the editions market has grown over the past few years and explains why. Then, he discusses the different types of print collectors and to what extent it serves an entryway for collecting art. Also, Robert identifies some of the trending rising and established artists in the editions market today. Lastly, he gives some advice to new collectors on how to best begin a print collection.

Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

31 May 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication, about the Andy Warhol market. First, Richard shares what it felt like to watch Warhol’s Self-Portrait(Fright Wig)sell at auction last week for $1.6 million, a painting he previously owned and sold. Then, he describes what makes Warhol’s market so unique compared to all other post-war and contemporary artists. Also, Richard identifies specific bodies of work that he feels are the best investments in Warhol. After, he touches on the exploding Warhol prints market. And finally, he explains how Warhol’s market generally performs when the art market is softening.

Judd Tully – Independent Arts Journalist

24 May 2023

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Judd Tully, an independent arts journalist who contributes regularly to The Art Newspaper, to help us recap last week’s major New York post-war & contemporary auctions. First, Judd helps us put last week’s NY auctions in perspective given the weak results. Then, he identifies certain artists and price points that performed better than others. After, Judd shares how insiders reacted to the auction results. Also, he speculates what comes next after a soft sales season like we just experienced. Lastly, looking forward, Judd identifies some of the next major events in the art world he will be observing to see how the market performs.