US & European Art Market Series

Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

30 May 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to recap the May New York Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary auctions. First, Kelly touches on the surprising surge in prices seen at auction for artworks in the middle of the market. Then, she addresses the reasoning for the softening witnessed at the top of the market. Also, Kelly shares a few of the sales results that made her say “wow”. Then, she discusses the incredible prices achieved for the lots donated by African American artist at Sotheby’s for the Studio Museum in Harlem and if a bubble may be emerging for some of these artists. Lastly, Kelly explains why Sean Combs’ $21 million purchase of Kerry James Marshall’s Past Times may be the start of some much needed diversity in the art collecting community.

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Nate Freeman – Artsy

10 May 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior reporter for Artsy, joins us to recap last week’s Frieze and TEFAF art fairs which occurred this week in New York City. First, Nate addresses the air conditioning controversy that plagued the first day of Frieze and updates us on how Frieze is trying to rectify the issue with exhibitors. Then, Nate discusses the success of TEFAF in New York and how it is now perceived by the art world relative to Frieze New York. Also, he explains why smaller galleries are the ones most closely monitoring the broader economy in case it begins to falter. Further, Nate touches on the highlights at Frieze and TEFAF, while explaining why TEFAF is a good barometer for next week’s major New York auctions.

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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

25 April 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market report for Bloomberg News, joins us to discuss the important correction happening in the art world in which collectors and museums are increasingly focusing on collecting Black artists. First, Katya pinpoints how and when this correction began. Then, she discusses how important it has become for prominent museums to acquire Black artists for their collections and how successful they have been at this given the recent increase in prices for these artworks. After, Katya identifies some of the key Black artists being targeted by museums, including Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Barkley Hendricks, Chris Ofili and others. Also, Katya talks about how this trend is translating at art galleries, where they are beginning to show and represent more younger black artists. Lastly, Katya speculates if this trend will be more long-lasting than others in the art market and she also highlights some Black artists who will be up for auction in next month’s May auctions.

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Brandon Kennedy – Dallas Art Fair

18 April 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Brandon Kennedy, director of exhibitor relations for the Dallas Art Fair joins us to discuss the 10th edition of the fair, which occurred last weekend. First, Brandon discusses the fair’s maturation and compares it in its infancy to where it is now. Then, Brandon identifies some of the highlights of the fair week and discusses the level of sales at this year’s edition. Also, Brandon shares why US-based and international exhibitors are so fond of Dallas. Further, he explains how the Dallas Art Fair is thriving despite being outside of one of the major art market hubs. Lastly, Brandon describes the blossoming art scene in Dallas and its impact on the Dallas Art Fair, including the Dallas Museum of Art’s acquisition fund for the fair.

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Maria Brito – Maria Brito

6 March 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Maria Brito, a New York based art advisor, curator and author. First, Marias offers advice to both new collectors who are building their collections as well as established collections seeking to refine their collections. Then, she comments on the strength of the art market at the moment and identifies which areas in particular are flourishing. Also, Maria names some emerging artists she feels are flying under the radar. Additionally, Maria discusses how she leverages Instagram to build her art advisory and make new contacts. Lastly, she tells us about her new #MBCultureFiles video series.

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Anne Bruder – Anne Bruder Art

22 February 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Anne Bruder, founder of Anne Bruder Art, a New York-based art advisory firm specializing in contemporary art. First, Anne shares with us how she helps new collectors figure out what kind of art they like and want to have in their collections. Then, she reveals how often her clients consider the investment component of a potential acquisition and what advice she gives her clients who ask about art as an investment. Also, Anne explains the best strategy for collectors who are trying to get in the front of a gallery waiting list for a hot artist. Lastly, Anne lists some emerging artists she’s currently excited about and advising her clients to consider for their collections.

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Judd Tully

23 December 2017

In this week’s special end of the year episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, veteran art market reporter, joins us to reflect on some of the major events in the art market over the past year. First, Judd identifies some of the top moments from 2017, including the $450 million da Vinci sale at Christie’s, the increasing role of guarantees at auctions and the rise of Phillips auction house. Then, he declares some of the artists who were the biggest winners in 2017, such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Peter Doig, Mark Grotjahn and Sigmar Polke. Also, Judd tells us what aspects of the art market he will be following closely next year as well as sharing his bold prediction for the art market in 2018.

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Nate Freeman – ARTnews

16 December 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior staff writer at ARTnews, joins us to recap Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Nate shares with us some of the most common activities on people’s Miami agendas this year including museums, fairs, galleries and parties. Then, Nate tells us what the consensus was on the fair this year and how it compared to previous editions. Also, he reveals the most talked about booths at Art Basel this year as well as how much political themed art was on display. Lastly, Nate tells us which artists were spotted at the fair, ranging from an artist selling their own art in their gallery’s booth to an artist who hid in their hotel room for 48 hours straight.

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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

22 November 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, joins us to recap last week’s major auctions in New York. First, Katya dissects the sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, which sold for $450 million at Christie’s, including expectations leading up to the sale and certain critics calling into question the authenticity of the artwork, and then what it was like to be in the auction room during the sale of the work as well as art market insiders’ initial responses to the sale. Then, Katya identifies several reasons why the market is feeling optimistic after the buoyant auctions, including the increased presence of Asian collectors participating in the sales. Also, she discusses that while abstract art created by emerging artists performed very well over the past few years at auction, we are seeing an increasing number of figurative artworks by emerging artists doing well at auction, including Shara Hughes, Kon Trubkovich, Katherine Bernhardt, Lesley Vance and Nicole Eisenman.

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Pierre Valentine, Tim Maxwell, Craig Davies, Fionnuala Rogers – PAIAM

25 October 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by four guests, Pierre Valentin, partner at Constantine Cannon, Tim Maxwell, partner at Boodle Hatfield, Craig Davies, partner at Rawlinson & Hunter and Fionnuala Rogers, art law consultant at Constantine Cannon, to discuss Brexit’s impact on the UK art market. Specifically, we look at its potential effect on copyright, artist’s resale right, VAT and the trade of endangered species. Each are contributors to a Brexit memoranda published by PAIAM, Professional Advisors to the International Art Market, a networking platform for professionals in the art market.

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