Art Research

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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Ben Stein – Museum of Street Art: East Village

26 November 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Ben Stein, author of the new book Museum of Street Art: East Village. First, Ben shares the history of street art and graffiti. Then, he explains how and why he systematically photographed the street art in the East Village over 14 straight hours to capture a snapshot of the “exhibit”. Also, Ben describes the East Village’s history with street art and how it differs from other neighborhoods in New York City. Additionally, Ben identifies some of the most prominent street artists in the East Village as well as some of the lesser known ones.

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Bernadine Brocker – Vastari

29 October 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Bernadine Brocker, founder and CEO of Vastari, a company that connects curators, collectors, producers and venues for exhibition loans and tours, joins us to discuss findings from their recently published reports on museum trends in the art world.

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Rachel Corbett – Artnet

1 August 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rachel Corbett, deputy editor at Artnet News, joins us to discuss the alarming trend of decreasing gallery attendance. First, Rachel explains the extent to which visitor attendance is declining at art galleries. Then, she identifies some of the primary reasons why this is occurring. Also, Rachel reveals the measures galleries are taking to reverse this trend. Lastly, she speculates on what the future may look like for brick-and-mortar galleries if this trend continues.

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Anders Petterson and Zohar Elhanani – ArtTactic and MutualArt

15 June 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder and managing director of ArtTactic, and Zohar Elhanani, CEO of MutualArt, join us to discuss the importance of data and transparency in the art market. First, Anders reflects on his experiences in the art market over the past two decades and describes the level of increased access to data and market transparency since then. After, Zohar, having a diverse background with significant experience outside of the art world, explains what the art world can learn from other industries who have experienced transformations in how data is leveraged. Then, they identify what kind of additional data and improved transparency the market is seeking. Also, they touch on ArtTactic and MutualArt’s new partnership surrounding involving advanced analytics to participants in ArtTactic’s ArtForecaster competitions.

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Bill Charron And Megan Noh – Court of Arbitration for Art

5 June 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Bill Charron, partner at Pryor Cashman, and Megan Noh, partner at Cahill Cossu Noh & Robinson join us to discuss the establishment of the Court of Arbitration for Art, a specialized arbitration and mediation tribunal dedicated to resolving art law disputes. First, Bill shares with us the motivation behind founding the Court of Arbitration for Art and why the existing courts are not an ideal place to solve art disputes. Then, Megan walks us through how the Court of Arbitration for Art will work including the process, who will participate and what happens with the results. Also, they reveal why so many attorneys have responded favorably to the founding of the Court of Arbitration for Art, how they plan to get adoption from the art world and what the next steps look like for launching the court.

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Frances Oglesby – Artive

2 March 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Frances Oglesby, global operations manager of Artive, joins us to discuss the non-profit organization that aims to provide a universal, digital and searchable archive for works of art and cultural property. First, Frances explains Artive’s mission, then she explains the two aspects of their database, those who submit artworks on the database, if they have been victims of crime, and those who search the database, as a due diligence exercise. Also, she reveals how they built a database containing over 150,000 artworks, discusses the importance of their image recognition technology and clarifies why they are registered as a non-profit.

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Georgina Adam – Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century

17 January 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Georgina Adam, contributor at the Financial Times and art market editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper, joins us to chat about some of the key topics in her brand new book, Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century. First, Georgina identifies how prevalent certain shady aspects of the art market are, such as fakes, tax avoidance, money laundering, etc. Then, she discusses the secretive nature of freeports and what it was like to walk through Le Freeport in Luxembourg. Also, Georgina dissects the greatest example of speculation during the last boom, the Zombie Formalist movement, and where the artists, galleries and collectors are today. Lastly, Georgina reveals the most interesting legal dispute in the art market today and she tells us to what extent greater regulation should be introduced in the marketplace.

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Ksenia Podoynitsyna – InArt

8 December 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ksenia Podoynitsyna, founder of InArt, specializing in the analytics of the Russian contemporary art market. First, Ksenia recaps the performance of the Russian contemporary art market over the past decade and where it stands today. Then, Ksenia shares the impact of sanctions against Russia and more broadly political tensions between Russia and other countries on the Russian contemporary art market. Lastly, she identifies some of the key analytics that suggest that the Russian contemporary art market is rebounding.

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