Amir H. Fallah – Artist

Amir H. Fallah – Artist

18 May 2022

In this week’s edition of the podcast, we chat with artist Amir H. Fallah. First, Amir explains why he believes it is important for artists to openly discuss their experiences navigating the art world. Then, he shares some guiding principles that help him manage several aspects of his career. Also, Amir discusses what it was like to not experience success immediately in his career, identifies qualities he looks for in a gallery, explains the importance of having relationships with his collectors and reveals how he manages his emotions when his artworks come up for auction.

 

Edouard Gouin – Convelio

5 May 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Edouard Gouin, co-founder and CEO of Convelio, about the art shipping industry. First, Edouard tells us how Convelio fits within the art shipping landscape. Then, he details how they are innovating in an otherwise antiquated space. Also, Edouard identifies Covid and the war in Ukraine as the two primary reasons for substantially increased shipping costs over the past year. Further, he shares to what extent the art shipping industry is focused on shipping in a more environmentally friendly manner. Lastly, Edouard offers us some shipping advice and identifies some common mistakes to avoid.

José da Silva – The Art Newspaper

5 April 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with José da Silva, exhibitions editor of The Art Newspaper, about their Visitor Figures annual museum survey. First, José shares some museum attendance trends from 2021 and how they compare to the previous year. Then, he explains to what extent COVID is still impacting museums and how many are operating at a normal capacity. Also, José identifies different tactics museums are employing to attract visitors including Tik Tok. Lastly, José reveals a few of the most surprising takeaways from this year’s survey.

Sara Reisman and Thomas E Moore III – National Academy of Design

17 March 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Sara Reisman, chief curator and director of NA affairs at the National Academy of Design, and Thomas Moore, director of development at the National Academy of Design. First, Sara and Thomas tell us about the history of the academy and why it was established. After opening in 1825, they then tell us what the academy has been doing the past few hundred years. Then, Sara and Thomas explain how artists join the academy. Also, they share why they think the academy still resonates today with reputable artists, such as recent Academicians like Rashid Johnson and Julie Mehretu. Lastly, they tell us why they have embraced a startup mentality despite being a few hundred years old.

Emily Mae Smith – Artist

31 January 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by the artist Emily Mae Smith. We chat with Emily about having an artist’s voice included in conversations about the art market, the stigma of artists following and speaking about their market, how she is managing her career now that she has commercial and institutional success and she also shares some advice to rising artists.

 

Marek Claassen – Limna

7 January 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Marek Claassen, co-founder of Artfacts and Limna, joins us to discuss how they are using data and technology to democratize the art market. First, Marek explains why they have been tracking thousands of artists’ exhibition history for years and how they have been doing it. Then, he shares what he has learned about how important an artist’s exhibition history is to their cultural importance, longevity and price. Then, Marek reveals details about his new app, Limna, a machine learning app leveraging Artfact’s database, including providing suggested values for artworks for sale on the primary market.

 

Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

16 April 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication, about the 10 year anniversary of the closing of the Andy Warhol Authentication Board. First, Richard tells us how the board operated and what the experience was like to get an artwork authenticated by it. Then, he shares how the market and relevant participants reacted when the Warhol Foundation announced they were closing the Authentication Board? Also, Richard reveals to what extent the closing of the Authentication Board impacted the artist’s market. Finally, Richard updates on how he is trying to fill the void left behind with his business Richard Polsky Art Authentication.

Barry Avrich – Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art

22 March 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Barry Avrich, producer and director at Melbar Entertainment Group joins us to chat about his new documentary Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art that chronicles the events of the largest art fraud in American history. First, Barry shares a brief recap of the infamous Knoedler Gallery art fraud. Then, he tells us what inspired him to make a documentary about this unprecedented fraud. Also, he reveals how eager Ann Freedman, the former director of Knoedler Gallery, was to participate in the documentary and if Barry believes Ann knew she was selling fake artworks or not. Then Barry explains why the blame seems to fall on Ann, rather than Glafira Rosales, who was selling the fakes to Knoedler Gallery, and the forger, Pei-Shen Qian. Finally, Barry tells us if the art world has changed in any meaningful way as a result of the Knoeder Gallery fraud.

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