Art Fairs

Melanie Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

27 June 2013

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor for The Art Newspaper, recaps the Art Basel art fair with us. First, following the successful May auctions in New York, Melanie tells us if the market remained red-hot at Basel. Then, she observes and reports on aesthetic trends exhibited at the fair this year. Also, Melanie comments on the increasing divergence in auction sales totals between Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary art, if the art world marathon of fairs and sales over the past few months is sustainable in the future and previews this week’s Post-War and Contemporary auctions in London.


Meg Maggio – Pékin Fine Arts

31 May 2013

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Meg Maggio, owner of Pekin Fine Arts, joins us from Hong Kong to discuss her experience exhibiting at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong. First, Meg elaborates on the noticeable differences in this year’s edition of the fair, the inaugural edition under the Art Basel brand. Then, she shares her opinion on the strength of the current Chinese contemporary art market as well as how her gallery did at this year’s fair. Also, Meg elaborates on the depth of quality, emerging Chinese artists and if she believes US and European art galleries with presences in Asia are beginning to better attract Asian collectors.


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.


Noah Horowitz – The Armory Show

25 March 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Noah Horowitz, executive director of The Armory Show, returns to the podcast to recap this year’s edition of the fair. First, Noah discusses how exhibitors faired from a sales perspective, while also touching on what he learned about where the market is as well as how comfortable collectors continue to feel about spending money on high-priced artworks given economic conditions and the looming threat of tax increases. From an aesthetic vantage point, Noah shares with us some trends noticeable at this year’s fair from exhibiting galleries. Also, he touches on the evolving role of the art fair within the art market as well as the future of art e-commerce platforms.



Matthew Slotover – Frieze Art Fair

1 November 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Matthew Slotover, co-founder and co-director of the Frieze Art Fair, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on this year’s fair. First, Matthew talks about the decision to launch Frieze Masters, an adjacent fair featuring works ranging from antiquities to modern art, as well as the success it achieved in its inaugural edition. Then, he compares the atmosphere at Frieze Masters with the ambience and pace of sales at the contemporary driven Frieze Art Fair. Also, Matthew elaborates on the increasingly global art market and identifies some underrated, emerging art scenes.


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ArtTactic visits Frieze Art Fair

16 October 2012

In this video episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we visit the Frieze Art Fair and explore both the inaugural Frieze Masters as well as Frieze Art Fair. While US and European based galleries represented 40% of the exhibitors present at Frieze Art Fair this year, galleries from emerging art markets continued to have an increasingly significant presence at the fair.  We spoke with the directors of three galleries focused on contemporary art from emerging contemporary art markets to get their perspectives on how their respective markets are performing: Russia with Mike Ovcharenko of Regina Gallery, United Arab Emirates with Laila Binbrek of The Third Line and India with Mortimer Chatterjee of Chatterjee & Lal Gallery.


This video edition is presented by Petya Kukularova.


Judd Tully – Art + Auction

21 June 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, Editor at large of Art + Auction magazine, returns to the podcast to recap this year’s edition of Art Basel. With the global markets on edge throughout the duration of the fair, Judd shares with us to what extent collectors and dealers at the fair believe this economic uncertainty will impact the art market. Then, Judd compares the present contemporary art market to the marketplace just before the last market downturn. Also, he touches on pricing and aesthetic trends at this year’s fair.


Mauro Herlitzka – PINTA

30 May 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mauro Herlitzka, Institutional Director of PINTA, joins us to preview PINTA London and provide us with an update on the state of the Latin American art market.  First, Mauro identifies some of the trends in the contemporary Latin American art scene that will be manifested at this year’s edition of the fair. With PINTA hosting fairs in both New York and London, Mauro then compares the development of the Latin American art scenes in these two cultural capitals. Lastly, he discusses the shifting tastes in the Latin American art market towards contemporary art.


Magnus Renfrew – ART HK

20 May 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with Magnus Renfrew, fair director of ART HK, to recap this year’s edition of the fair. First, Magnus touches on the level of sales this year as well as the type of artists exhibited compared to past years at the fair. Then, he discusses the evolving strategies implemented by US & European galleries to attract Asian collectors. Magnus also shares his thoughts on the increasing trend of blue chip galleries establishing posts in Hong Kong. Lastly, now that Art Basel has acquired ART HK, he reveals any changes we can expect in future years at the fair.


Alexandra Peers – The Daily Beast

3 May 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Alexandra Peers, art market reporter for The Daily Beast and Vanity Fair, returns to recap the record-breaking sale of Edvard Munch’s The Scream. First, Alexandra provides us with the play-by-play of what transpired in the saleroom from the opening of the lot until it was finally hammered down approximately twenty minutes later. Then, she speculates on some of the candidates who may have purchased the masterpiece. Also, Alexandra compares the sale to another historic auction from 1990 which featured the sale of Van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet. Lastly, Alexandra shares her initial reactions to the inaugural edition of Frieze New York.