Judd Tully – Art+Auction Magazine

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michael Moses – Mei Moses Art Index

6 December 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Professor Michael Moses returns to the podcast to analyze the most recent Contemporary auctions from a quantitative perspective. First, Michael describes the success of the sales from a financial viewpoint, including comparing the compound annual return of repeat sale artworks from the auctions to the returns that would have been achieved if the purchasers had invested instead in the S&P 500. Also, he touches on the substantial disparity between the performance of the Evening and Day sales as well as why marking to market is the single best predictor of a work at auction which has previously sold at auction. Lastly, Michael argues why short-term trading on the art market is a losing strategy.

Judd Tully – Art + Auction

11 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, Editor at large of Art + Auction magazine, returns to the podcast to break down this week’s major Contemporary auctions in New York. First, Judd shares his reaction to each of the auction houses’ sales and discusses what the overall tone is within the art market after the conclusion of the auctions. Also, he examines the significant presence of 3rd party guarantees this week and speculates on the future use of such financial tools. Lastly, Judd touches on the performance of the Warhol market this past week as well to what extent the concept of art as an asset is influencing buying in the art market.

Georgina Adam – The Art Newspaper

18 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap last week’s major Contemporary auctions in London with Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper. In the midst of economic turmoil, Georgina analyzes the first sales of the season and provides her perspective on where the market is at the moment. Also, she dissects what type of artists are excelling as well as what artists are feeling the impact of the economy, and how this  was evident last week in the differences in Sotheby’s and Christie’s sales. Finally, Georgina tells us what market expectations are for next month’s major sales in New York.