Art Research

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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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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