Leon Benrimon – Heritage Auctions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Georgina Adam – The Art Newspaper

20 November 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper and columnist for the Financial Times, returns to the podcast to discuss a variety of art market topics. First, Georgina discusses auction guarantees, one of the most controversial issues within the art market at this moment.  She breaks down how the guaranteed lots performed at Christie’s and Sotheby’s and tells us how the art market in general is reacting to the inclusion of so many guarantees in last week’s contemporary sales.  Then, Georgina shares her reaction to the sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi art fair, which she attended last week. Lastly, she talks about her new book, Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century, which is now available for order on Amazon.com.

Kenny Schachter

11 November 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, curator and writer Kenny Schachter joins us to preview this week’s Contemporary auctions in New York. Kenny touches on topics including why the color red is so valuable in artworks, his interesting encounter with Oscar Murillo and the importance of quality gallery representation for young artists.  Also, Kenny previews specific lots in this week’s sales, breaking down the works and predicting how they will do at auction, including works by: Julie Mehretu, Wade Guyton, Oscar Murillo, Christopher Wool, Jasper Johns, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly and Lucian Freud.

Melanie Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

23 October 2014

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor at The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap Frieze week in London. First, Melanie discusses the plethora of galleries at this year’s Frieze art fair who transformed their booths from the typical white wall spaces to unique settings to exhibit their artworks. Then, she touches on the art flipping phenomenon, specifically explaining the relationship between these buyers and galleries as well as how this dynamic has transformed as many emerging artists’ values continue to rise. Lastly, Melanie shares some of her takeaways from the major contemporary auctions that occurred during Frieze week.