US & European Art Market Series

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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Robin Pogrebin

Robin Pogrebin – The New York Times

8 December 2016
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture reporter for The New York Times.

Robin Pogrebin joins us to recap Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Robin discusses how visitors and gallerists felt about the relatively slow pace of the fair this year.  He also identifies some of the reasons why this year wasn’t as expeditious as in the past. Then, she describes the type of artists and artworks that were on display for sale at this year’s fair. Also, Robin touches on the difference between the art world and the art market’s reaction to Trump’s election victory. Lastly, Robin explains the significance of the Rubell collection and the other notable Miami-based private contemporary art collections as tastemakers for the contemporary art world.

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Patrick and Shea of Paddle8

Shea Goli and Patrick van der Vorst – Paddle8

29 November 2016

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast Patrick and Shea (Paddle8’s Shea Goli, head of the London contemporary sale, and Patrick van der Vorst, UK CEO).

 

Patrick and Shea update us on the online auction house.  This following the merger with Auctionata.  They also share news about their first live streaming auctions. First, six months after the announced merger with Auctionata, Patrick and Shea tell us the ways in which Paddle8 has benefited from joining with competitor Auctionata. Then, they highlight areas of strength and weakness in the mid-market, where the majority of the art market operates.

Additionally, with major auction houses recently launching eCommerce platforms, Shea and Patrick reveal Paddle’s pitch to persuade consignors to sell with them. Also, they tell us about their upcoming Paddle8 Pad. The Paddle8 Pad is a set of live streaming auctions and why they decided to pursue the live sales format. Lastly, they highlight some lots from their inaugural live sales.

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Judd Tully

Judd Tully – Art + Auction

23 November 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully.

Judd Tully is editor at large of Art + Auction.  He joins us to recap last week’s major post-war and contemporary sales in New York. First, Judd reveals the mood of the art market just ahead of the auctions, following the US election. He compares the mood to the summer auctions that occurred in London shortly after Brexit. Then, he highlights some of the key takeaways from the auction results and what it indicates for the health of the art market. Also, Judd touches on the sustainability of Adrian Ghenie’s incredible market surge as well as why Phillips’ sale last week was a “breakthrough” for the auction house.

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