Art Research

Mark Rappolt – ArtReview

17 December 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia, joins us to review their recently published Power 100 rankings, listing the year’s most influential people in the contemporary art world. First, Mark tells us about the history of the list and how it is compiled each year. Then, he explains why Glenn Lowry, the director of MoMA, tops the list this in 2019. Also, Mark discusses some of the new entrants on the list as well as some unexpected names, including Banksy. Finally, Mark shares broader trends in the contemporary art world regarding what positions are gaining or losing influence.

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Danny First – The Cabin

11 November 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Danny First, collector, artist and founder of The Cabin, a small exhibition space in his LA backyard, and La Brea Studio Artist Residency, an artist residency program in LA. First, Danny tells us about the process of an artist moving to LA for a month, living and working in the residency studio and ultimately having a show at The Cabin. Then, he discusses the importance and power of Instagram for discovering and connecting with artists to consider for his residency program. Also, Danny shares what motivated him to launch his residency and exhibition space as well as what distinguishes his from others in the art world. Lastly, Danny discusses some of the artists who have participated in his residency and exhibition space, such as Tschabalala Self, Devan Shimoyama and Amoako Boafo.

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Robert Norton – Verisart

14 May 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Robert Norton, CEO of Verisart, a company that certifies art authenticity through blockchain technology. First, Robert reveals how the company has grown since we initially had him on the podcast in 2016. Then, he identifies some of the important partnerships the company has had with auction houses, eCommerce platforms and even artists, that has enabled the company to grow. Also, Robert discusses the timeline for when the art world will have a technological solution that is widely used to resolve art authenticity issues.

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Edward Klaris – Klaris Law

9 May 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Edward Klaris, managing partner at Klaris Law. First, we speak with Ed about artificial intelligence art and he explains how artists are leveraging this technology to make artworks. Then, he identifies some of the legal issues that artists are facing in this nascent medium. Also, Ed clarifies what virtual reality art is and even shares some prominent examples of this kind of art. Lastly, Ed reveals why virtual reality artists should consider an alternative business model from the traditional one seen in the art market.

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Diane Brown – RxArt

30 April 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Diane Brown, founder and president of RxArt, whose mission is to help children heal by collaborating with contemporary artists to transform sterile healthcare facilities into engaging and inspiring environments. First, Diane tells us about her personal experiences that motivated her to found RxART. Then, she identifies some of the notable artists the organization has worked with, including Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Laura Owens, Urs Fischer, Dan Colen and Nicolas Party. Also, Diane reveals how impactful transforming these spaces is on the children and the artists themselves.

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Jason Bailey – Artnome

8 April 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jason Bailey, founder of Artnome, who has compiled the largest analytical database of artworks. First, we speak with Jason about how he leverages his database to explore art and data through a variety of projects. Then, he discusses the intersection of blockchain and art and what may serve as a catalyst to get artworks on the blockchain. Also, Jason explores how artists are using machine learning in their art. Lastly, Jason explains why he believes there is significant investment opportunity in female and minority artists.

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Joel Kremer – The Kremer Collection

1 April 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Joel Kremer, director at the Kremer Collection, a collection of Dutch and Flemish Old Masters that is accessible only via VR technology. First, Joel explains what prompted him to embrace this technology for the collection. Then, he reveals how the technology works and what it’s like to experience the collection virtually. Also, Joel shares his thoughts on if this technology will eventually become prolific among museums, galleries and even auction houses.

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Tarana Sawhney & Anders Petterson – Art and Philanthropy in India

27 March 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Tarana Sawhney, chairperson of the Confederation for Indian Industry task force on art and culture, and Anders Petterson, founder and managing director of ArtTactic. Earlier this year, ArtTactic published a report on the intersection between art and philanthropy in the Indian art market and we speak at length on this topic with Tarana and Anders. They update us on recearttnt philanthropic trends in the Indian art market and why the Indian art scene has had to rely so much on private museums, foundations and individuals. We also discuss the extent to which the government is now supporting the arts, how public spaces and events are being supported by philanthropy and how the next generation of philanthropists are being engaged.

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Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

18 March 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication, updates us on his authentication practice. First, Richard explains why many artist estates and authentication boards closed down and why he stepped in in their place. Then, he reveals why he recently added Jackson Pollock to the list of artists he authenticates. Also, he tells us how museums and auction houses are valuing his authentication of a work when they are considering artworks for their exhibitions or sales. Lastly, Richard shares some anecdotes from his experiences authenticating artworks.

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Marc Rappolt – ArtReview

3 December 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of ArtReview, joins us to review their recently published Power 100 ranking, listing the year’s most influential people in the contemporary art world. First, we discuss the #metoo movement’s place in the top 5 of this year’s list and how it is infiltrating the art world. Then, we breakdown David Zwirner’s rise to number 1 on the list as well as Larry Gagosian’s fall to 22. Also, Mark lists some important trends on this year’s list and identifies a few highly influential individuals on the list that may be under the radar.

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