Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

28 April 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication as he helps us preview Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn which is up for auction at Christie’s with a $200 million pre-sale estimate. First, Richard explains why the Marilyn Monroe 40 inch portrait is so important not only in Warhol’s practice but also in Post-War Art in general. Then, he shares the story behind how it became known as a “Shot” painting. Also, Richard identifies some potential buyers of this masterpiece. After, he gives us more details on the seller of the painting and lastly Richard predicts what it will ultimately sell for at auction.

Jamie Yu – Poly Auction

9 December 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Jamie Yu, head of modern and contemporary art at Poly Auction, the leading auction house in China, to chat about the Chinese art market. First, Jamie tells us a little bit about Poly Auction and how it fits within the Chinese art market. Then, she identifies some of the most significant ways the Chinese art market has evolved over the past decade. Also, Jamie touches on Chinese art collectors pursuing emerging artists, especially at auction. Further, Jamie touches on social media, private museums and foundations, and some of the misconceptions about the Chinese art market.


Judd Tully – Independent Arts Journalist

24 November 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, independent arts journalist, helps us recap the major November contemporary auctions. First, Judd tells us about how the Macklowe sale, that earned almost $700 million, came to be and how the provenance impacted the sales results. Then, he compares the strength of the current contemporary art market to previous periods. Also, Judd tells us if insiders had positive feelings following the sales or if there is concern of a looming bubble.

Chris Ivy – Heritage Auctions

13 August 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Chris Ivy, director of sports collectibles at Heritage Auctions, about the surging sports collectibles market. First, Chris tells us what items fall into the sports collectibles category. Then, he explains why the market fell in popularity after the proliferation of the internet and why it is experience a resurgence. Also, Chris reveals why sports grading services adds much needed liquidity to the sports cards market. Further, he shares how NFTs have infiltrated the sports collectibles market. Lastly, Chris identifies a few exciting items featured in an ongoing auction at Heritage.

Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

22 July 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Kelly Crow, art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, about how the art world is coming out of the pandemic. First, Kelly discusses shifts in tastes for certain contemporary artists and types of artworks during the pandemic. Then, she touches on the softening of several established artists including Jeff Koons. Additionally, Kelly reveals to what extent the mainstream art world is embracing NFTs. Finally, Kelly tells us how the auction market is doing relative to before and during the pandemic as well as how much Asian millennial buyers have to do with it.

Behind The Report: NextGen Artist Monitor Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

30 January 2021

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our NextGen Artist Monitor report on Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, in which we take a look at different aspects of her market and career including her lengthy institutional support as well as her market.

Scott Reyburn – Art Market Journalist

14 January 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Scott Reyburn, art market journalist who frequently writes in The New York Times and The Art Newspaper, joins us to discuss the red chip art phenomenon, a new term he coined to describe the art by younger artists that have appeared at auction selling for staggering amounts. First, Scott tells us about the term he coined and the corresponding phenomenon happening at auction. Then, Scott identifies some of the noticeable differences between this current art market cycle and previous ones. Also, he discusses the role that Instagram is playing in the art market to push demand and prices for art by emerging artists. Further, Scott explains why the current market has some questioning art as an alternative asset and shares if insiders believe this current trend will continue for the next few years.

Katya Kazakina

10 December 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, art market reporter Katya Kazakina joins us to recap this past week’s major contemporary auctions. First, Katya discusses the incredible high prices achieved during the auctions by several younger and mid-career artists and why it has prompted talk of a bubble in the contemporary art market. Then, she touches on museums’ interest in artists of color and female artists and how that is impacting demand for their work on the primary and secondary market. Katya has also been monitoring the significantly high number of deaccessioning occurring at museums during the pandemic and explains why some incidents have been more controversial than others. Finally, as the year is winding down and we look ahead to 2021, Katya gives us a sense of what peoples’ expectations for the art market are moving forward.