Art Fairs

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.

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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.

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Stephen Bulger – The Association of International Photography Art Dealers

20 April 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Stephen Bulger, President of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), joins us to discuss the state of the contemporary photography market. First, Stephen describes the health of the photography market at this moment and notes some of the biggest trends in the contemporary sector from an aesthetic perspective. Then, he elaborates on how the success of certain photographers, such as Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman, within the international contemporary art market has impacted the overall contemporary photography market. Lastly, Stephen gives his perspective on the Jonathan Sobel – William Eggleston lawsuit. (click image for permalink)

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Noah Horowitz – The Armory Show

19 March 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we welcome back Noah Horowitz, managing director of the Armory Show, to recap this year’s edition of the fair. First, Noah discusses the motivation behind the changes to the format of the fair and assesses how effective they were. Then, he touches on reported sales from the fair as well as the sentiment amongst exhibitors regarding the state of the contemporary market. Noah also addresses the role of the art fair within the increasingly global contemporary art market. Lastly, he details the fair’s partnership with online art sale venture, Paddle8.

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Neha Kirpal – India Art Fair

17 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Neha Kirpal, Director of the India Art Fair, returns to the podcast to recap the India Art Fair. First, Neha provides us with some interesting statistics regarding this year’s fair, including overall attendance figures. Then, she touches on the international presence of galleries exhibiting at the fair and why this is important to the future of the fair and the Indian art market. Lastly, Neha discusses to what extent the large number of visitors are turning into art buyers and collectors.

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Neha Kirpal – India Art Fair

17 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Neha Kirpal, Director of the India Art Fair, returns to the podcast to recap the India Art Fair. First, Neha provides us with some interesting statistics regarding this year’s fair, including overall attendance figures. Then, she touches on the international presence of galleries exhibiting at the fair and why this is important to the future of the fair and the Indian art market. Lastly, Neha discusses to what extent the large number of visitors are turning into art buyers and collectors

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Lisa Kennedy – VIP Art Fair

17 January 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Lisa Kennedy, CEO of the VIP Art Fair. ¬†With the second edition of the fair upcoming, Lisa talks about the changes and upgrades made to this year’s version of the online fair. Then, she provides us with figures on how geographically diverse the fair was last year, with visitors from over 196 countries virtually attending VIP in 2011. Coming to VIP with a significant internet retail background outside of art, Lisa compares the state of the online art industry to other products and goods which are sold online. Lastly, Lisa discusses the three recently announced fairs that VIP has added to its brand.

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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

13 December 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, joins us to recap last week’s Art Basel Miami Beach. Katya begins by discussing how strong sales were at the fair this year as well as discussing what the overall mood was like in regard to the state of the contemporary art market. She also elaborates on the idea of the disconnect between the art and financial markets and to what extent that concept was on the mind of collectors in Miami. Katya also touches on some noticeable trends on the type of art on display at the fair and the interesting trend of blue-chip collectors beginning to significantly collect emerging artists.

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Matthew Slotover – Frieze Art Fair

26 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Matthew Slotover, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Magazine, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on this year’s Frieze Art Fair. Collectors were somewhat cautious at first but things picked up over the weekend, as Matthew describes how the fair unfolded. Then, Slotover shares to what extent the global aspect of the art market was manifested at this year’s fair. Matthew also touches on London’s increasingly influential position within the art market. Lastly, Matthew previews the inaugural Frieze New York fair.

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Sapna Kar – India Art Collective

28 September 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Sapna Kar, co-founder and director of India Art Collective, joins us to tell us about India’s first online art fair. Sapna begins by providing some information about the galleries and artworks that will be at the fair as well as the layout of the online fair from the visitor’s perspective. Then, she shares her thoughts on the VIP Art Fair and explains how India Art Collective will compare.

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