Judd Tully – Art+Auction

Judd Tully – Art+Auction

22 May 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, edtior at large of Art+Auction, joins us to recap last week’s record-setting May Contemporary auctions in New York.  First, Judd focuses on the top end of the art market as he discusses the increasing presence of collectors from outside of the US and Europe who are trophy-hunting for blue chip artworks. Then, he compares this market boom to past heights, highlighting the significant differences in the makeup of today’s marketplace. Lastly, Judd speculates why the younger artists that dominated headlines in recent auctions had a much smaller presence last week in New York.

Charlotte Burns – The Art Newspaper

12 March 2015

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Charlotte Burns, US News, Market and Business Editor at The Art Newspaper, returns to the podcast to recap Armory Week in New York City. In the recent past, the Armory Show began to take a backseat to some of the other art fairs in the world, but it has since made a resurgence as Charlotte explains its “quiet rehabilitation”.  Then, Charlotte relays the type of art on view at the fair this year as well as what sold well. Also, she touches on the growing presence of Instagram within the art world and explains how different galleries and collectors are utilzing the platform. Finally, Charlotte tells us how confident the market remains despite some concern in the broader economy.

Mary Lane – The Wall Street Journal

18 February 2015

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mary Lane, the Wall Street Journal’s European art reporter, recaps last week’s London Contemporary auctions with us. First, Mary shares how the market viewed the auctions and if they passed the first test of 2015. Then, she reveals to what extent the declining Euro impacted Europeans’ activities in the sales as well as if non-European bidders utilized their stronger currencies. Also, with Gerhard Richter being the winner of the week, Mary summarizes his interesting market performance over the past two decades. Lastly, Mary answers if market participants are beginning to feel fatigue over the constantly rotation door of new, emerging artists to appear on the auction block.

Kenny Schachter

10 February 2015

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, curator and writer Kenny Schachter returns to the studio to preview this week’s Post-War and Contemporary auctions in London.  First, Kenny tells us how much buzz there is surrounding the upcoming sales, which will serve as the first market test in 2015. Then, he speculates the extent to which the falling Euro will impact not only who ends up buying art in these sales but also for the foreseeable future. Afterwards, Kenny breaks down artworks up for auction this week by Hurvin Anderson, Sterling Ruby, Gerhard Richter, Oscar Murillo, Ai Weiwei and Tauba Auerbach.

Georgina Adam – The Art Newspaper

20 November 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper and columnist for the Financial Times, returns to the podcast to discuss a variety of art market topics. First, Georgina discusses auction guarantees, one of the most controversial issues within the art market at this moment.  She breaks down how the guaranteed lots performed at Christie’s and Sotheby’s and tells us how the art market in general is reacting to the inclusion of so many guarantees in last week’s contemporary sales.  Then, Georgina shares her reaction to the sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi art fair, which she attended last week. Lastly, she talks about her new book, Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century, which is now available for order on Amazon.com.

Kenny Schachter

11 November 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, curator and writer Kenny Schachter joins us to preview this week’s Contemporary auctions in New York. Kenny touches on topics including why the color red is so valuable in artworks, his interesting encounter with Oscar Murillo and the importance of quality gallery representation for young artists.  Also, Kenny previews specific lots in this week’s sales, breaking down the works and predicting how they will do at auction, including works by: Julie Mehretu, Wade Guyton, Oscar Murillo, Christopher Wool, Jasper Johns, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly and Lucian Freud.

Melanie Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

23 October 2014

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor at The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap Frieze week in London. First, Melanie discusses the plethora of galleries at this year’s Frieze art fair who transformed their booths from the typical white wall spaces to unique settings to exhibit their artworks. Then, she touches on the art flipping phenomenon, specifically explaining the relationship between these buyers and galleries as well as how this dynamic has transformed as many emerging artists’ values continue to rise. Lastly, Melanie shares some of her takeaways from the major contemporary auctions that occurred during Frieze week.

Michael Moses – Mei Moses Index

22 August 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Michael Moses, co-founder of Beautiful Asset Advisors and the Mei Moses Index, joins us to discuss the trend of art flipping and if it is occurring more frequently in the current art market compared to in the past. First, Michael defines two types of art flipping, one which is measured by the duration of time in which an artwork appears then re-appears at auction and the other, in which an artwork is sold at auction only a short period of time after being created. Analyzing the first type of art flipping, Michael tells us that while on average the holding period of an artwork has decreased over time, the current holding time is actually barely longer than it was over the past few years during the art market peak.

Mary Lane – The Wall Street Journal

13 July 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mary Lane, European art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to recap last week’s London Post-War & Contemporary auctions. First, Mary identifies a trend in the marketplace that was manifested during the sales, in which collectors are more focused on acquiring artworks by younger, millenial artists, rather than lesser quality works by blue-chip artists, and explains why the marketplace reacted to this trend in a positive manner. Then, she discusses how artists, galleries, auction houses and collectors are responding to the recent phenomenon in which several born post-1980 artists are appearing at auction. Lastly, Mary details some of the major reasons why young artists are now appearing at auction at a rate far greater than in the past.

Kenny Schachter

27 June 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, art dealer, writer and curator, Kenny Schachter, returns to the podcast to preview the upcoming Post-War & Contemporary auctions in London. Specifically, Kenny shares his thoughts as well as his predictions for six lots upcoming at auction which are also featured in our ArtTactic Forecaster game, in which contestants play for free, predicting auction prices for artworks coming up for sale. Kenny examines and shares his prediction for Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild (Lot 12) in Sotheby’s Evening Sale, Christopher Wool’s Untitled (Lot 32) in Christie’s Evening Sale, Richard Prince’s Untitled (Four Women With Hats) (Lot 75) in Christie’s Evening Sale, David Ostrowski’s F (Gee Vaucher) (Lot 1) in Phillips’ Evening Sale, Wade Guyton’s Untitled (Lot 5) in Phillips’ Evening Sale and Lucien Smith’s Boys Don’t Cry (Lot 4) in Phillips’ Evening Sale. Lastly, Kenny touches on the significant price differential for young artists in the primary market versus the secondary market and tells us if he were advising a client, when he would and when he wouldn’t recommend bidding on artworks by these young artists at auction.