Denis Belkevich – Fuelarts

Denis Belkevich – Fuelarts

16 December 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Denis Belkevich, co-founder of Fuelarts, the first and only accelerator for art and tech startups. First, Denis explains how the accelerator works including how they select companies and how they help develop their businesses. Then, Denis identifies some significant innovation opportunities within the art market. Also, he reveals if the art world is seeing increased interest from investors in conjunction with the surging art market. Finally, Denis explains why when it comes to the art world, certain types of investors are preferable over others.

Judd Tully – Independent Arts Journalist

24 November 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, independent arts journalist, helps us recap the major November contemporary auctions. First, Judd tells us about how the Macklowe sale, that earned almost $700 million, came to be and how the provenance impacted the sales results. Then, he compares the strength of the current contemporary art market to previous periods. Also, Judd tells us if insiders had positive feelings following the sales or if there is concern of a looming bubble.

Anna Brady – The Art Newspaper

20 October 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Anna Brady, art market editor of The Art Newspaper, about the surging prices for emerging art at auction. First, Anna recaps Frieze Art Fair, the first major art fair in London since the pandemic began. Then, she discusses the Hayward Gallery museum exhibition featuring several emerging UK artists who are experiencing significant commercial success. After, Anna rehashes the major contemporary auctions and addresses how galleries, collectors and artists are responding to the extraordinary prices achieved by emerging artists.

Mike Steib – Artsy

4 October 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, chats with us about the evolving online art market. First, Mike reflects on the past 18 months and identifies how the online art market has changed. Then, he shares data revealing how much the art market has expanded since the first few months after the pandemic began. Also, Mike touches on the record breaking Julie Mehretu painting that recently sold on Artsy for $6.5 million. Additionally, he explains how Artsy is ensuring artists of all backgrounds have opportunities on their platform. And lastly, Mike gives his opinion on NFTs and to what extent they will crossover into the traditional art world.

Nate Freeman – Vanity Fair

28 September 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art columnist at Vanity Fair, chats with us about the latest edition of Art Basel. First, Nate tells us what the mood was like at this year’s fair and explains how it compared to a normal Art Basel. Then, he reveals to what extent American and Asian collectors were missing from the fair and if their absence had a noticeable impact on sales. After, Nate identifies some of the most noteworthy sales and booth presentations this year. Further, he explains how much closer this fair has brought the art world to returning to a normal fair experience. Finally, Nate speculates what the lifting of the travel ban in the US may mean for Art Basel Miami later this year.

 

Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

22 July 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Kelly Crow, art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, about how the art world is coming out of the pandemic. First, Kelly discusses shifts in tastes for certain contemporary artists and types of artworks during the pandemic. Then, she touches on the softening of several established artists including Jeff Koons. Additionally, Kelly reveals to what extent the mainstream art world is embracing NFTs. Finally, Kelly tells us how the auction market is doing relative to before and during the pandemic as well as how much Asian millennial buyers have to do with it.

Philip Hoffman – The Fine Art Group

1 June 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Philip Hoffman, founder and CEO of The Fine Art Group, joins us to discuss their recent acquisition of Pall Mall Art Advisors. First, Philip tells us about Pall Mall and why they decided to acquire them at this time in which we are seeing increasing consolidation in the art market. Then, he reveals what he sees as the future of services to collectors and identifies what collectors are looking for at this time. Also, Philip explains the importance of appraisals and the frequency at which artworks should be appraised. After, he gives his sense on the state of the art market from when Covid initially started to where we are today. Lastly, Philip shares where he is seeing interesting value opportunities in the broader art market now.

Loring Randolph – Frieze New York

25 April 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Loring Randolph, director of programming at Frieze New York, joins us to preview next week’s Frieze New York art fair, the first major in-person art fair in the US in 2021. First, Loring shares how much deliberation there was as to if the fair would occur in person. Then, she reveals what visitors can expect this year in terms of safety measures for the fair. Also, Loring tells us how different galleries’ attitudes were about participating in the fair. Lastly, Loring previews some of the art that will be on view as well as the accompanying programming for the fair.

 

Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

16 April 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication, about the 10 year anniversary of the closing of the Andy Warhol Authentication Board. First, Richard tells us how the board operated and what the experience was like to get an artwork authenticated by it. Then, he shares how the market and relevant participants reacted when the Warhol Foundation announced they were closing the Authentication Board? Also, Richard reveals to what extent the closing of the Authentication Board impacted the artist’s market. Finally, Richard updates on how he is trying to fill the void left behind with his business Richard Polsky Art Authentication.

Ochuko Ojiri – Ramp Gallery

22 February 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Ochuko Ojiri, founder of Ramp Gallery, a London-based gallery specializing in emerging and contemporary artists. First, Chuko updates us on the lockdown in London and how it is impacting galleries. Then, he tells us how the gallery has been able to find success despite opening just a few months before the pandemic started. Also, Chuko shares how younger artists have managed through the pandemic, explains the positive impact of Instagram on both his gallery and his artists and offers advice to emerging artists who are just beginning their careers.

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