US & European Art Market Series

Richard Polsky – The Art Prophets

6 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, art dealer and author of the brand new book The Art Prophets, returns to the podcast to preview his new book and provide insightful commentary on the art market. First, we ask Richard about his new book as well as what he believes prominent art dealers of the past would have thought of today’s art world. He also shares a highly entertaining anecdote he describes in his book relating to an experience at Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field. Moving on to art market talk, Richard speculates how deteriorating economic conditions may impact the upcoming major auctions, in addition to answering a few Warhol related questions for us.

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Richard Polsky – I Bought Andy Warhol

9 July 2009

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast art dealer and author Richard Polsky rejoins the podcast. Richard shares his thoughts on the results of the recent Contemporary auctions in London and what they tell us about the state of the art market. He also addresses the fascinating markets of Alexander Calder and Peter Doig, artists who seem to not only be unaffected by the recession but have actually prospered during this time. Lastly, Richard speculates on what kind of art market activity we should see during the art market summer vacation and if the hiatus is coming at a good time for the art market given where it is in the recovery process.

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Richard Polsky – I Bought Andy Warhol

6 May 2009

In part 1 of our interview with art dealer and author Richard Polsky, he examines the major events that led to the significant decline in the art market. He also addresses the importance of the upcoming May auctions in New York as well the reasons behind the makeup of these sales. Lastly, Richard details the necessary steps that must transpire in the near future in order for the recovery process to begin.

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Richard Polsky – I Bought Andy Warhol

13 March 2009

In Part 2 of our interview with art dealer and author Richard Polsky, we ask Richard his opinion on the staying power of prominent artist Richard Prince, Banksy, Cecily Brown and Elizabeth Peyton. Then, Richard discusses the contents of his first book, I Bought Andy Warhol, as well as his upcoming sequel, I Sold Andy Warhol Too Soon. Included in the discussion, Richard shares an anecdote about a food fight he witnessed at an event in a Los Angeles based art gallery.

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