US & European Art Market Series

Judd Tully – Art+Auction

25 November 2013

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art+Auction Magazine, joins us to recap the Post-War and Contemporary November New York auctions. The sales featured several record-breaking trophy pieces, but with such a small percentage of the art world participating at these price levels, Judd tells us what these high prices reveal about the art market. Then, he touches on the recent trend of very young artists selling well at auction, telling us if this pattern has occurred in previous strong periods in the art market and how market participants are reacting to this trend. Lastly, Judd speculates if the high prices achieved at auction will motivate collectors to sell at Art Basel Miami next month.

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Melanie Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

4 November 2013

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor of The Art Newspaper, returns to recap this year’s Frieze Art Fair as well as the October contemporary auctions in London. As Frieze week continues to grow each year with additional events, Melanie tells us what it’s like to attend several functions and ultimately if Frieze week has grown too large. Then, she dissects this year’s Frieze Art Fair and identifies some of the noticable differences from a year ago. One of the biggest topics presently being discussed is the recent acceleration of several young artists’ markets and Melanie explains if this is a good or bad thing for the health of the art market. She also recaps the October sales, while claiming that most are looking forward to November to assess the sentiment of the marketplace.

 

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Michael Moses – Beautiful Asset Advisors

3 October 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Professor Michael Moses, co-founder of Beautiful Asset Advisors and the Mei Moses Index, returns to the podcast to update us on the state of the art market as we head into autumn. First, Michael touches on the flat performance of the overall art market through the first half of the year, despite attention grabbing, trophy piece headlines throughout the media. While the overall Mei Moses Index is down for the year, Post-War & Contemporary and Asian Art, continue to perform well, up 8% on the year. Also, he details recent trends in the American Paintings and Asian Art segments, while offering insight on why he expects each of their markets to grow in the near-future. Lastly, Michael speculates why Sotheby’s share price has risen over 40% this year, while his index remains relatively flat.

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Michael Moses – Beautiful Asset Advisors

3 October 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Professor Michael Moses, co-founder of Beautiful Asset Advisors and the Mei Moses Index, returns to the podcast to update us on the state of the art market as we head into autumn. First, Michael touches on the flat performance of the overall art market through the first half of the year, despite attention grabbing, trophy piece headlines throughout the media. While the overall Mei Moses Index is down for the year, Post-War & Contemporary and Asian Art, continue to perform well, up 8% on the year. Also, he details recent trends in the American Paintings and Asian Art segments, while offering insight on why he expects each of their markets to grow in the near-future. Lastly, Michael speculates why Sotheby’s share price has risen over 40% this year, while his index remains relatively flat.

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Scott Reyburn – Bloomberg News

4 July 2013

In this week’s ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with Scott Reyburn, art market correspondent for Bloomberg News, to recap last week’s Post-War & Contemporary auctions in London. With last week’s evening sales producing a total 30% less than the same sales a year ago, Scott discusses to what extent this was due to a fall in the strength of the market versus a lack of supply of blue-chip artworks on the auction block. Then, he addresses the topic of art market fatigue, one that has been written about frequently over the past few weeks.  Scott tells us if it’s a real phenomenon, if it’s a bad thing and if market participants have conversed with him about potentially changing things in the future to avoid this sensation. Lastly, Scott reveals if we are still seeing increasing participation in major Post-War & Contemporary auctions from non-US and European collectors.

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Kelly Crow – Wall Street Journal

25 May 2013

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to recap last week’s Post-War & Contemporary auctions in New York. First, Kelly shares the market’s reaction to the incredible prices achieved at the auctions and if the art world is confident that these price levels can continue to be seen in the near-future. Then, she addresses the unprecedented prices earned by several up-and-coming artists at Christie’s 11th Hour charity auction and if these artists’ markets should be re-calibrated to reflect these new record prices. Lastly, Kelly touches on the maturation of the Basquiat market and if the market has come to a consensus on his art historical relevance and consequently going forward his market will remain at these elevated price levels.

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Georgina Adam – The Art Newspaper

20 February 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of the Art Newspaper and columinst at the Financial Times, joins us to recap last week’s Post-War and Contemporary Auctions. First, Georgina shares the market’s reaction to the performance of the auctions as well as the most surprising aspects of the sale. She also touches on the plethora of young artist records, the idea of art as an alternative asset and how looming tax increases on the rich may diminish the demand for high-priced artworks.

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William Abbott – William Abbott Fine Art

7 February 2013

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by art advisor William “Tylee” Abbott, as we examine the American art market. After briefly breaking down the major movements within the American art genre, Tylee explains why the American art market has only recently recovered from the art market downturn experienced as a result of the credit crisis, while on the other hand, several segments of the art market rebounded at an expedited pace. Then, Tylee analyzes the most recent American art auction results and elaborates on the reasons behind the upswing in the market. Lastly, Tylee looks ahead to 2013 and identifies some of the key issues facing the American art market.

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Michael Moses – Mei Moses Art Index

10 January 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Michael Moses, co-founder of the Mei Moses Art Index and Beautiful Asset Advisors, who reveals his art index results for 2012. After sharing these figures, Michael compares the art market’s performance on the year to other assets such as the S&P 500. Moses also provides us with a visual perspective on how his index looks since the credit crisis. Also, despite so much focus on the high-end of the art market, Michael shares that his data shows that this end of the market is actually performing weaker than the middle and lower end of the art market. Lastly, he discusses the effect of auction interval and purchase price on return and if any type of correlation between these two exists.

 

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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

28 December 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap some of the art market’s biggest moments over the past year and discuss some of the biggest winners of 2012 with Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News. We ask Katya about the main storyline of 2012, the most surprising aspect of the art market over the past year, what artists were the biggest winners of the year, the best art fair of 2012 and more. Katya also looks ahead to 2013 and identifies what she believes will be some of the major topics of future art market discussions.

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