US & European Art Market Series

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

28 May 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, joins us to recap the May New York Contemporary auctions. First, Katya shares with us the market’s reaction to Mark Rothko’s “Orange, Red, Yellow” selling for a record $86.9 million. Then, she speculates on the reasons why the art market continues to thrive despite significant economic uncertainty, especially in Europe. Lastly, Katya details how the market responded to the plethora of works at auction by Gerhard Richter and Cindy Sherman, both of whom are the subject of recent major retrospectives.

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Alexandra Peers – The Daily Beast

3 May 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Alexandra Peers, art market reporter for The Daily Beast and Vanity Fair, returns to recap the record-breaking sale of Edvard Munch’s The Scream. First, Alexandra provides us with the play-by-play of what transpired in the saleroom from the opening of the lot until it was finally hammered down approximately twenty minutes later. Then, she speculates on some of the candidates who may have purchased the masterpiece. Also, Alexandra compares the sale to another historic auction from 1990 which featured the sale of Van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet. Lastly, Alexandra shares her initial reactions to the inaugural edition of Frieze New York.

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Asher Edelman – ArtAssure Ltd

29 March 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Asher Edelman, founder and president of the art finance firm ArtAssure Ltd, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on the current state of the art market. First, we ask Asher about his Wall Street background and what similarities exist between that world and the art market. Then, Asher discusses to what extent ArtAssure has been able to penetrate the auction guarantee market, in particular at the lower end of the market. Also, he explains why the art market has continued to perform strongly despite suspect economic outlooks for several economies.

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Josh Baer – The Baer Faxt

22 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Josh Baer, writer and publisher of The Baer Faxt, the art industry newsletter, returns to the podcast to recap last week’s Contemporary London auctions with us.  With the sales producing a cumulative total that was the second highest for London contemporary sales since June 2008, Josh shares to what extent the results aligned with the market’s expectations. Then, Josh elaborates on the impressive prices achieved by Gerhard Richter recently at auction while breaking down the artist’s market in detail. Also, he shares buyer trends from the London sales while providing his expectations for the May Contemporary sales in New York.

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