US & European Art Market Series

Judd Tully – Art + Auction

16 November 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art + Auction, joins us to recap last week’s contemporary auctions in New York. First, Judd discusses the biggest story of the week, the Taubman Estate sale at Sotheby’s, and reveals what he heard in advance of the auction as well as how the property performed relative to its pre-sale guarantee. Then, he describes the state of the Impressionist and Modern art market in light of both Sotheby’s and Christie’s decisions to feature mixed Impressionist and Modern and Post-War and Contemporary auctions this season. Lastly, Judd shares the take away from this sales season in terms of what collectors are willing to pay for and what they aren’t willing to pay for at the moment in this market.

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Melanie Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

22 October 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor of The Art Newspaper and author of the book Art as an Investment? A Survey of Comparative Assets, joins us to recap last week’s Frieze Art Fair in London. First, Melanie identifies some of the noticeable trends at this year’s edition of the fair. Then, she discusses how the auctions during Frieze week influence the strength of sales at the fair. Also, Melanie reveals to what extent she believes the crossover effect is working at Frieze Masters and if she expects the fair to continue for the foreseeable future.

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Kenny Schachter

14 October 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, writer and curator Kenny Schachter, returns to the podcast to preview Frieze Week and the upcoming major London Contemporary auctions. First, Kenny shares with us what he is hearing in regard to the art that will be on display at Frieze art fair as well as how strong the market is heading into this busy week for the contemporary art world. Also, he gives us his impressions on the overall quality of art for sale at the auction houses this week and what the type of art for sale reveals about the current art market. Then, Kenny provides us with his predictions for how specific artworks by Christopher Wool, Rudolf Stingel and Ai Weiwei will fare on the auction block this week, in addition to discussing the interesting markets of Jonas Wood, Andre Butzer and Ella Kruglyanskaya.

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Leon Benrimon – Heritage Auctions

7 October 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Leon Benrimon, director of modern and contemporary art in New York at Heritage Auctions, joins us to talk about Heritage’s entrance into the New York City marketplace. First, Leon discusses why he left the gallery world to join the auction industry at Heritage. Then, he explains how he believes Heritage Auctions will find success in the competitive modern and contemporary sectors. Also, Leon details why what having a presence in New York City means to Heritage Auctions. Lastly, Leon reveals if the economic uncertainty over the past few months has impacted the sentiment within the contemporary art market.

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Candace Worth – Worth Art Advisory

4 August 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Candace Worth, founder of Worth Art Advisory, joins us to talk about the art advisor in today’s art market. First, Candace tells us to what extent her role has evolved as an art advisor since she started her career. Then, she shares some advise with us that she typically offers to new collectors. Also, Candace reveals how much interest she receives from new collectors who are specifically intrigued by the expansion of the contemporary art market. Lastly, Candace explains how established collectors are behaving during this strong art market.

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Kenny Schachter

27 June 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, writer and curator Kenny Schachter, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on the overall contemporary art market and to give his predictions on some artworks coming up for auction next week at Phillips, Christie’s and Sotheby’s.  First, Kenny recaps his visit to Art Basel and tells us how the quality of the works compared to previous versions of the fair.  Then, in advance of next week’s auctions, he explains why market fatigue hasn’t set in this year, while it has in the past.  Lastly, Kenny predicts how artworks by Sigmar Polke, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Christopher Wool, Andy Warhol and Sarah Lucas.

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Judd Tully – Art+Auction

22 May 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, edtior at large of Art+Auction, joins us to recap last week’s record-setting May Contemporary auctions in New York.  First, Judd focuses on the top end of the art market as he discusses the increasing presence of collectors from outside of the US and Europe who are trophy-hunting for blue chip artworks. Then, he compares this market boom to past heights, highlighting the significant differences in the makeup of today’s marketplace. Lastly, Judd speculates why the younger artists that dominated headlines in recent auctions had a much smaller presence last week in New York.

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Charlotte Burns – The Art Newspaper

12 March 2015

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Charlotte Burns, US News, Market and Business Editor at The Art Newspaper, returns to the podcast to recap Armory Week in New York City. In the recent past, the Armory Show began to take a backseat to some of the other art fairs in the world, but it has since made a resurgence as Charlotte explains its “quiet rehabilitation”.  Then, Charlotte relays the type of art on view at the fair this year as well as what sold well. Also, she touches on the growing presence of Instagram within the art world and explains how different galleries and collectors are utilzing the platform. Finally, Charlotte tells us how confident the market remains despite some concern in the broader economy.

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Mary Lane – The Wall Street Journal

18 February 2015

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mary Lane, the Wall Street Journal’s European art reporter, recaps last week’s London Contemporary auctions with us. First, Mary shares how the market viewed the auctions and if they passed the first test of 2015. Then, she reveals to what extent the declining Euro impacted Europeans’ activities in the sales as well as if non-European bidders utilized their stronger currencies. Also, with Gerhard Richter being the winner of the week, Mary summarizes his interesting market performance over the past two decades. Lastly, Mary answers if market participants are beginning to feel fatigue over the constantly rotation door of new, emerging artists to appear on the auction block.

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Kenny Schachter

10 February 2015

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, curator and writer Kenny Schachter returns to the studio to preview this week’s Post-War and Contemporary auctions in London.  First, Kenny tells us how much buzz there is surrounding the upcoming sales, which will serve as the first market test in 2015. Then, he speculates the extent to which the falling Euro will impact not only who ends up buying art in these sales but also for the foreseeable future. Afterwards, Kenny breaks down artworks up for auction this week by Hurvin Anderson, Sterling Ruby, Gerhard Richter, Oscar Murillo, Ai Weiwei and Tauba Auerbach.

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