Michael Moses – Beautiful Asset Advisors

Michael Moses – Beautiful Asset Advisors

3 October 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Professor Michael Moses, co-founder of Beautiful Asset Advisors and the Mei Moses Index, returns to the podcast to update us on the state of the art market as we head into autumn. First, Michael touches on the flat performance of the overall art market through the first half of the year, despite attention grabbing, trophy piece headlines throughout the media. While the overall Mei Moses Index is down for the year, Post-War & Contemporary and Asian Art, continue to perform well, up 8% on the year. Also, he details recent trends in the American Paintings and Asian Art segments, while offering insight on why he expects each of their markets to grow in the near-future. Lastly, Michael speculates why Sotheby’s share price has risen over 40% this year, while his index remains relatively flat.

Scott Reyburn – Bloomberg News

4 July 2013

In this week’s ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with Scott Reyburn, art market correspondent for Bloomberg News, to recap last week’s Post-War & Contemporary auctions in London. With last week’s evening sales producing a total 30% less than the same sales a year ago, Scott discusses to what extent this was due to a fall in the strength of the market versus a lack of supply of blue-chip artworks on the auction block. Then, he addresses the topic of art market fatigue, one that has been written about frequently over the past few weeks.  Scott tells us if it’s a real phenomenon, if it’s a bad thing and if market participants have conversed with him about potentially changing things in the future to avoid this sensation. Lastly, Scott reveals if we are still seeing increasing participation in major Post-War & Contemporary auctions from non-US and European collectors.

Kelly Crow – Wall Street Journal

25 May 2013

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to recap last week’s Post-War & Contemporary auctions in New York. First, Kelly shares the market’s reaction to the incredible prices achieved at the auctions and if the art world is confident that these price levels can continue to be seen in the near-future. Then, she addresses the unprecedented prices earned by several up-and-coming artists at Christie’s 11th Hour charity auction and if these artists’ markets should be re-calibrated to reflect these new record prices. Lastly, Kelly touches on the maturation of the Basquiat market and if the market has come to a consensus on his art historical relevance and consequently going forward his market will remain at these elevated price levels.

Georgina Adam – The Art Newspaper

20 February 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of the Art Newspaper and columinst at the Financial Times, joins us to recap last week’s Post-War and Contemporary Auctions. First, Georgina shares the market’s reaction to the performance of the auctions as well as the most surprising aspects of the sale. She also touches on the plethora of young artist records, the idea of art as an alternative asset and how looming tax increases on the rich may diminish the demand for high-priced artworks.

William Abbott – William Abbott Fine Art

7 February 2013

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by art advisor William “Tylee” Abbott, as we examine the American art market. After briefly breaking down the major movements within the American art genre, Tylee explains why the American art market has only recently recovered from the art market downturn experienced as a result of the credit crisis, while on the other hand, several segments of the art market rebounded at an expedited pace. Then, Tylee analyzes the most recent American art auction results and elaborates on the reasons behind the upswing in the market. Lastly, Tylee looks ahead to 2013 and identifies some of the key issues facing the American art market.

Michael Moses – Mei Moses Art Index

10 January 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Michael Moses, co-founder of the Mei Moses Art Index and Beautiful Asset Advisors, who reveals his art index results for 2012. After sharing these figures, Michael compares the art market’s performance on the year to other assets such as the S&P 500. Moses also provides us with a visual perspective on how his index looks since the credit crisis. Also, despite so much focus on the high-end of the art market, Michael shares that his data shows that this end of the market is actually performing weaker than the middle and lower end of the art market. Lastly, he discusses the effect of auction interval and purchase price on return and if any type of correlation between these two exists.


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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

28 December 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap some of the art market’s biggest moments over the past year and discuss some of the biggest winners of 2012 with Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News. We ask Katya about the main storyline of 2012, the most surprising aspect of the art market over the past year, what artists were the biggest winners of the year, the best art fair of 2012 and more. Katya also looks ahead to 2013 and identifies what she believes will be some of the major topics of future art market discussions.

Judd Tully – Art+Auction Magazine

23 November 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art+Auction Magazine, joins us to recap last week’s extraordinary Post-War and Contemporary auctions. First, Judd reacts to the historic sales figures and tells us if art market insiders were surprised by the results. Then, Judd speculates on to what extent inflationary concerns by art collectors and investors may have influenced the performance of the auctions. Beyond the Evening Sale, Judd analyzes the Day Sale artworks and if their market experienced a similar bump witnessed during the Evening Sales. Lastly, Judd touches on the recent trend of art market reporters and critics lashing out against the art market.


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Howard Rachofsky – TWO x TWO

18 October 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, prominent contemporary art collector, Howard Rachofsky, joins the podcast to share his thoughts on the health of the contemporary art market. First, Howard breaks down the strength of the current market by both price level and artist type. Then, he shares his philosophy on building an art collection and specifically why owning only masterpieces doesn’t constitute a true collection. Also, Howard discusses the extent in which present economic conditions are impacting collectors’ buying activities. Lastly, Howard talks about his annual charitable gala and art auction, TWO x TWO.

Kelly Crow – Wall Street Journal

10 July 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins us to recap the London June Contemporary auctions. First, Kelly breaks down the results of the auctions, while noting buying trends that emerged from the sales. Then, she discusses to what effect the European economic crisis impacted the sales. Also, dissecting the day sales, Kelly notes the softening lower end of the market as buyers become more selective.