Jori Finkel – The Art Newspaper

Jori Finkel – The Art Newspaper

16 March 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Jori Finkel, Los Angeles correspondent for The Art Newspaper

Jori Finkel is a regular contributor to the New York Times.  Jori joins us to to chat about the buzzing art scene in LA. First, we discuss the trend of galleries expanding into Los Angeles; to protect their west-coast based artists from joining local galleries or to scoop up LA artists without representation at home.  Then, Jori explains why despite the increasing presence of artists and galleries in LA, the collector base in the area has not grown significantly. Also, she reveals how impactful the new Broad Museum has been on the LA art scene. Lastly, Jori compares the Los Angeles art market with New York City’s.

Patrick van Maris

Patrick van Maris – TEFAF

4 March 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Patrick van Maris, CEO of The European Fine Art Fair

The European Fine Art Fair is better known as TEFAF.  Patrick joins us to talk about their expansion into New York as well as their upcoming Maastricht fair from March 11th to March 20th.  First, Patrick shares with us more details about the fair’s upcoming launch in New York City.  He shares with us the motivation behind bringing TEFAF to America at this time.  Patrick gives an insight to listeners of the podcast on how TEFAF differentiates itself from the rest of the art fairs that occur in New York City. Also, he previews the Maastricht fair. In particular, he identifies a few of the notable works of art that will be at this year’s edition. Lastly, Patrick shares his thoughts on the state of the art market and why he believes we are in the midst of a market correction.

Anny Shaw – The Art Newspaper

18 February 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anny Shaw, UK correspondent and art market reporter for The Art Newspaper

Anny Shaw joins us to recap last week’s post-war and contemporary auctions in London. First, Anny breaks down the sales by the numbers and identifies some of the trends across the auction houses. While there seemed to be varying opinions on the strength of the sales and what they mean for the state of the art market moving forward, Anny shares with us what the mood was like amongst market participants in the sales rooms following each of the auctions. Then, she explains why the middle market may be an area which the auction houses focus on moving forward. Also, Anny picks out what kinds of artists and aesthetic styles performed favourably or were ignored by bidders during the sales. Lastly, Anny discusses the substantial drop off in auction guarantees this season.

Katya Kazakina

Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

28 December 2015
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we recap the top stories and trends in the art market from 2015 with Katya Kazakina.

Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, shares her two top stories of the year.  She discusses the increased competition between the three major auction houses. She also addresses the rise of private museums established by top collectors around the world.

Katya identifies a diverse group of artists who she believes had the best 2015s.  These include Frank Stella, Lucio Fontana and Kazuo Shiraga. Furthermore, she speculates on what will happen in 2016 to the generation of emerging, younger artists who paint in an abstract, Zombie Formalism style.

Katya explains to what extent the online art market matured as an industry over the past year. Finally, Katya describes the current sentiment of the art market as we enter 2016.

Kelly Crow

Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

13 December 2015
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, joins us.

Kelly Crow is art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She joins us to share her insights and observations from Art Basel Miami Beach.  First, Kelly discusses the recent softening at the top end of the art market. This she notes to be in conjunction with the strengthening lower and middle price points of the market. Also, in light of the increasing popularity and volume of art fairs, Kelly explains how galleries are altering their approaches in terms of what type of art to bring to these fairs. Then, she highlights some of the prominent collectors in Miami, such as the Rubells, who annually open up their private museums to the art world during Art Basel Miami and to what extent these collectors’ influence have grown recently. Lastly, Kelly highlights a few of the exciting, younger artists who exhibited at the fairs in Miami.

Angus Haldane

Angus Haldane – Haldane Fine Art

9 December 2015
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Angus Haldane, joins us to talk about the Old Masters market

Angus Haldane, director of Haldane Fine Art, speaks to us in light of major Old Masters auctions this week at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams. First, Angus reveals why his expectations are somewhat tempered for the sales this week. Equally he reveals what is the overall sentiment of the Old Masters market at this moment.

Meanwhile, Angus reflects on the average age of an Old Masters collector being greater than Impressionist and Contemporary collectors. He shares with us what tactics he employs to try to sway younger collectors to embrace Old Masters art. Lastly, the geographic growth of the art market continues.  In light of this, Angus tells us to what extent he has witnessed an expansion of the collector base for Old Masters artworks.

Judd Tully

Judd Tully – Art + Auction

16 November 2015
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art + Auction

Judd Tully 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. He reveals what he heard in advance of the auction. Equally, how the property performed relative to its pre-sale guarantee. Then, Judd 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 Tully 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.

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.

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.

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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