Naomi Rea – Artnet News

Naomi Rea – Artnet News

21 June 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Naomi Rea, European market editor at Artnet News, helps us recap this year’s edition of Art Basel. Being the first iteration of the fair in its summer spot since before the pandemic, Naomi first tells us what the atmosphere was like and if it felt similar to pre-pandemic editions. Also, she reveals if the fair was well attended by participants outside of Europe. Additionally, Naomi describes the level of sales at the fair this year and identifies some of the most noteworthy ones. Then, she discusses a change in Art Basel exhibitor rules that magnified the divide between younger and more established artists that we are witnessing in the market. Further, Naomi shares to what extent the economic uncertainty we are witnessing permeated into the art fair. Lastly, she clarifies where market sentiment sits as we head into the summer months.


Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

28 April 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication as he helps us preview Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn which is up for auction at Christie’s with a $200 million pre-sale estimate. First, Richard explains why the Marilyn Monroe 40 inch portrait is so important not only in Warhol’s practice but also in Post-War Art in general. Then, he shares the story behind how it became known as a “Shot” painting. Also, Richard identifies some potential buyers of this masterpiece. After, he gives us more details on the seller of the painting and lastly Richard predicts what it will ultimately sell for at auction.

Jason Bailey – ClubNFT

25 March 2022

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we’re joined by Jason Bailey, co-founder of Artnome and ClubNFT, to chat about the digital art space. First, tells us about the history of the digital art space and what the environment was like then when it wasn’t nearly as popular as it is today. Then, he identifies some concerning issues facing NFTs and how his new venture, Club NFT, aims to resolve them. one of the few people who have been heavily involved in the traditional art world with data and analysis and the digital art world. Also, Jason speculates if there will be significant crossover between the NFT and traditional art world in the future.

Robert Dimin – Denny Dimin Gallery

24 February 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Robert Dimin, partner at Denny Dimin Gallery. First, Rob tells us when he established the gallery and how it fits within the gallery ecosystem in NYC. Then, he describes the experience of owning a gallery in NYC during the pandemic and updates us on where things stand at the moment. After, Rob dives into the gallery business model and identifies some of the primary costs and challenges of operating a gallery and reveals the ways a gallery can grow. Further, Rob touches on the keys to a successful gallery-artist relationship.

Melanie Gerlis – The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride

7 February 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Melanie Gerlis, art market columnist for the Financial Times, about her brand new book, The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride. First, Melanie shares the history of when art fairs originated and what was their original purpose. Then, she identifies some of the most pivotal moments in the modern history of art fairs that had a significant impact on the art market. Also, Melanie explains why art fairs today are so polarizing and speculates how long this feeling has persisted. Lastly, she predicts how art fairs may substantially evolve in the next several years.

Jamie Bennett and Jan Serwart – Larry’s List and NAMAC

21 January 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Jamie Bennett, head of social media and partnerships at Larry’s List, an art market knowledge company, and Jan Serwart, founder of NAMAC, a quantitative art market research company, join us to discuss their Art Collector Instagram Attention Report. First, Jamie and Jan tell us why all of the interactions on Instagram between users is important information that can be extracted to provide insights on what is going on in the art market. Then, they explain how exactly they assessed how much attention artists were receiving on Instagram. After, Jamie and Jan reveal who were the top attention receiving artists in their report. Also, they shared some key differences in attention artists received by geography.

Benjamin Sutton – The Art Newspaper

23 December 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Benjamin Sutton, editor of the Americas at The Art Newspaper, joins us for our end of the year podcast to recap the art market in 2021. First, Benjamin shares his biggest moment of the art market this past year. Then, he reveals some of the winners in the art market in 2021. Also, Benjamin identifies the trends in art that defined the year. Lastly, Benjamin gives a bold prediction for the art market in 2022.

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.