US & European Art Market Series

Anny Shaw – The Art Newspaper

7 July 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anny Shaw, UK correspondent and art market reporter for The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap last week’s post-war and contemporary auctions in London. First, Anny discusses how Christie’s absence from the June sales impacted the makeup of the other auction houses’ sales as well as the sentiment heading into the week. Then, she details Sotheby’s performance and more interestingly the successes of Phillips and Bonham’s sales. Further, Anny speculates what the future looks like for the auction calendar in June.

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Robin Pogrebin – The New York Times

28 June 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture reporter for The New York Times, joins us to discuss the recent phenomenon of an increasing number of small and mid size galleries closing in the US. First, Robin identifies art fairs, social media and mega galleries as the major reasons why this trend is occurring at this time. Also, Robin speculates if this pattern is temporary or if a shift in the way art transactions occur is responsible. Then. she explains why social media hasn’t helped small and mid size galleries as much as they anticipated. Lastly, Robin reveals what typically happens to artists represented by these now closed galleries.

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Judd Tully – Art + Auction Magazine

24 June 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art + Auction Magazine, joins us to recap Art Basel. First, Judd lists the reasons behind the extremely positive reception to this year’s fair. Then, Judd reveals what we learned about the state of the art market as a result of the reported sales at Art Basel. Also, he discusses the growing difference in pricing at Art Basel between blue chip art and primary market material. Lastly, Judd discusses the extent to which artworks from the big winners in the May auctions, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, were on display at this edition of Art Basel.

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Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

26 May 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins us to analyze the results of last week’s major NY post-war and contemporary auctions. First, Kelly compares billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the winner of the record setting Jean-Michel Basquiat painting that sold at Sotheby’s for $110.5 million, to other prominent art collectors. Then, she provides some perspective on where the Basquiat market is at the moment following that monumental sale. More broadly, Kelly shares some of the major takeaways from the sales according to market insiders. Lastly, she speculates if prospective sellers will have more confidence selling at auction in the near future as a result of these successful sales.

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Lisa Schiff – SFA Advisory

11 May 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by New York-based art advisor and founder of SFA Art Advisory, Lisa Schiff. First, Lisa shares her impressions from last week’s TEFAF and Frieze fairs in New York. Then, she gives her thoughts on how strong the art market is at the moment. Also, Lisa explains why private sales are up at the expense of auction houses. Lastly, Lisa shares her thoughts on artworks she’s closely following that are upcoming at auction next week which are also featured in ArtTactic’s ArtForecaster May competition. These include artworks by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christopher Wool, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman and Joan Mitchell.

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Kenny Schachter

10 May 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer and author Kenny Schachter, speaks with us about the upcoming May major post-war and contemporary auctions. First, Kenny reflects on the zombie formalist movement and shares with us what trends people in the market are speaking about most frequently at the moment. Then, he describes current market conditions and where he foresees the marketing heading in the near-term. After, Kenny shares insights and predicts prices for artworks he’s closely following that are upcoming at auction which are also featured in ArtTactic’s ArtForecaster May competition. These includes artworks by: Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bruce Nauman, Rudolf Stingel, Christopher Wool, Marcel Duchamp, Mark Grotjahn, Jonas Wood, Richard Prince and Peter Doig.

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Clare McAndrew – Art Basel

10 April 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Clare McAndrew, founder of Arts Economics and author of the recently released Art Basel & UBS Global Art Market Report, joins us to discuss her findings from her report. First, Clare shares some of the major takeaways from the report and puts into context the art market’s performance in 2016 versus previous years. Then, she explains the significance of the large disparity between auction sales which fell 26% last year and dealer sales which increased 3%. Also, Clare touches on the discrepancies between her numbers and those witnessed in the competing TEFAF art market report as well as China’s current role in the global art market.

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Rachel Pownall – TEFAF

27 March 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rachel Pownall, author of the recently released TEFAF Art Market Report, joins us to discuss her findings from her report. First, Rachel discusses the significant shift in sales from auctions to the private market last year and why this occurred. Then, she speculates why the art market has remained stagnant while global equities are surging. Also, Rachel identifies trends over the past year relating to galleries, art fairs and the online art market.

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Nate Freeman – ARTnews

7 March 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior staff writer at ARTnews, joins us to recap the The Armory Show which occurred this past weekend in New York City. First, Nate touches on Benjamin Genocchio’s impact on this year’s fair in his first full year as director. Then, he shares his reporting on the evolution of the popular Kusama installation at this year’s fair. Also, Nate discusses the level of sales at this year’s edition of The Armory Show as well as how the market is feeling after the weekend. Lastly, Nate provides us with his thoughts on some of the other fairs taking place this weekend.

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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

26 December 2016

In this end of the year episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, reflects on the major art market events of 2016. First, Katya takes the art market’s contraction (at the auction level in particular) as the major headline of 2016. Next, she identifies Agnes Martin, Yayoi Kusama, Kerry James Marshall, and Harold Ancart as artists who had the best year. Katya also details Instagram’s increasing influence over the past year in terms of how artists are discovered and artworks are sold. Lastly, Katya shares with us how market participants are feeling about the state of the art market as we head into 2017.

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