Ochuko Ojiri – Ramp Gallery

Ochuko Ojiri – Ramp Gallery

22 February 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Ochuko Ojiri, founder of Ramp Gallery, a London-based gallery specializing in emerging and contemporary artists. First, Chuko updates us on the lockdown in London and how it is impacting galleries. Then, he tells us how the gallery has been able to find success despite opening just a few months before the pandemic started. Also, Chuko shares how younger artists have managed through the pandemic, explains the positive impact of Instagram on both his gallery and his artists and offers advice to emerging artists who are just beginning their careers.

Scott Reyburn – Art Market Journalist

14 January 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Scott Reyburn, art market journalist who frequently writes in The New York Times and The Art Newspaper, joins us to discuss the red chip art phenomenon, a new term he coined to describe the art by younger artists that have appeared at auction selling for staggering amounts. First, Scott tells us about the term he coined and the corresponding phenomenon happening at auction. Then, Scott identifies some of the noticeable differences between this current art market cycle and previous ones. Also, he discusses the role that Instagram is playing in the art market to push demand and prices for art by emerging artists. Further, Scott explains why the current market has some questioning art as an alternative asset and shares if insiders believe this current trend will continue for the next few years.

Nate Freemen – Artnet

18 December 2020

In this end of year episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Nate Freeman, Senior Art Business Reporter at Artnet. First, Nate shares his top storylines of the art market in 2020. Then, he identifies Avery Singer, Nicolas Party, Harold Ancart, Titus Kaphar, Simone Leigh, Amoako Boafo and Matthew Wong as the biggest artist market winners of the past year. Also, Nate reveals which segment of the market was the weakest this past year. Lastly, Nate shares a bold prediction for the art market in 2021.

Katya Kazakina

10 December 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, art market reporter Katya Kazakina joins us to recap this past week’s major contemporary auctions. First, Katya discusses the incredible high prices achieved during the auctions by several younger and mid-career artists and why it has prompted talk of a bubble in the contemporary art market. Then, she touches on museums’ interest in artists of color and female artists and how that is impacting demand for their work on the primary and secondary market. Katya has also been monitoring the significantly high number of deaccessioning occurring at museums during the pandemic and explains why some incidents have been more controversial than others. Finally, as the year is winding down and we look ahead to 2021, Katya gives us a sense of what peoples’ expectations for the art market are moving forward.

Michael Klein – Sotheby’s

1 October 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Michael Klein, head of Sotheby’s Mei Moses, joins us to discuss how the art market is performing during the COVID-19 pandemic according to Sotheby’s Mei Moses index. First, Michael familiarizes us with the history Mei Moses index and explains how it works. Then, he reveals that while total auction sales are down significantly during the pandemic, the art market is actually performing better than it did last year. Michael also explains why the supply of art is down more than demand for art and the ramifications of that in the short-term and long-term. Finally, Michael tells us the truth about the trend of new millennial art collectors.

Ronnie Pirovino and Lindsay Griffith – Christie’s Trespassing

5 August 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Ronnie Pirovino, contemporary art collector, curator, appraiser and recognized as one of the early and most prolific collectors of KAWS’ work and Lindsay Griffith, Head of Department for Prints & Multiples in New York at Christie’s about the intersection between urban art and contemporary art as well as their co-curated upcoming auction Trespassing. First, Ronnie tells us about his collecting background and how he became one of the most widely recognized collectors of KAWS’ work. Then, Lindsay, explains why it is the right time for Christie’s to embrace the urban art collecting category with this sale with Ronnie. Also, Ronnie discusses the significant number of urban art collectors who have expanded their collecting interests to these more mainstream contemporary artists and why this evolution is occurring now. Further, Lindsay, reveals to what extent her regular clients are showing interest in this collecting category. Finally, they share a few of their favorite works in the sale which occurs from August 5-19.

Rachael White – Christie’s

1 July 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Rachael White, a specialist at Christie’s and also the Head of their Post-War & Contemporary Morning Sale in New York. Rachel joins us ahead of Christie’s ONE auction taking place on July 10th. First, Rachael discusses how the auction house transitioned from live auctions to online auctions and private sales during the COVID pandemic. Then, she touches on the potential for online auctions in the future when live auctions return on a regular basis. Further, Rachael details the resiliency of the art market and the extent to which it was impacted by the pandemic. Also, Rachael helps us preview Christie’s ONE, including what the auction experience will be like, if the quality of the material was impacted by the pandemic and what are a few of her favorite lots in the sale.

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.

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.

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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