Michael Moses – Mei Moses Art Index

Michael Moses – Mei Moses Art Index

6 December 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Professor Michael Moses returns to the podcast to analyze the most recent Contemporary auctions from a quantitative perspective. First, Michael describes the success of the sales from a financial viewpoint, including comparing the compound annual return of repeat sale artworks from the auctions to the returns that would have been achieved if the purchasers had invested instead in the S&P 500. Also, he touches on the substantial disparity between the performance of the Evening and Day sales as well as why marking to market is the single best predictor of a work at auction which has previously sold at auction. Lastly, Michael argues why short-term trading on the art market is a losing strategy.

Judd Tully – Art + Auction

11 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, Editor at large of Art + Auction magazine, returns to the podcast to break down this week’s major Contemporary auctions in New York. First, Judd shares his reaction to each of the auction houses’ sales and discusses what the overall tone is within the art market after the conclusion of the auctions. Also, he examines the significant presence of 3rd party guarantees this week and speculates on the future use of such financial tools. Lastly, Judd touches on the performance of the Warhol market this past week as well to what extent the concept of art as an asset is influencing buying in the art market.

Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

1 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for the Wall Street Journal, returns to the podcast to discuss the Andy Warhol Foundation’s recent decision to dissolve the Warhol Authentication Board. First, Kelly explains the role and importance of the Warhol Authentication Board as well as the reasoning behind its closure. Then, she relays the reactions she has heard from a variety of sources within the art market. Also, she argues how this may impact the Warhol market and explains what this may mean for both dealers and auction houses. Lastly, Kelly briefly previews the upcoming contemporary auctions, which she will be live-tweeting at @KellyCrowWSJ.

Georgina Adam – The Art Newspaper

18 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap last week’s major Contemporary auctions in London with Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper. In the midst of economic turmoil, Georgina analyzes the first sales of the season and provides her perspective on where the market is at the moment. Also, she dissects what type of artists are excelling as well as what artists are feeling the impact of the economy, and how this ¬†was evident last week in the differences in Sotheby’s and Christie’s sales. Finally, Georgina tells us what market expectations are for next month’s major sales in New York.

Richard Polsky – The Art Prophets

6 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, art dealer and author of the brand new book The Art Prophets, returns to the podcast to preview his new book and provide insightful commentary on the art market. First, we ask Richard about his new book as well as what he believes prominent art dealers of the past would have thought of today’s art world. He also shares a highly entertaining anecdote he describes in his book relating to an experience at Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field. Moving on to art market talk, Richard speculates how deteriorating economic conditions may impact the upcoming major auctions, in addition to answering a few Warhol related questions for us.

William MacDougall – MacDougall’s Auction House

14 September 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, William MacDougall, co-founder and co-director of MacDougall’s Auction House, the London-based auction house specializing in Russian Art, returns to the podcast to update us on the Russian art market. First, William gives us a sense of how the Russian art market is holding up in this economic climate. Also, he compares the very different Contemporary and Classic Russian art marketplaces. Then, William argues that art is an asset that collectors have confidence in at the moment. Lastly, he tells us about Russian buyers’ trends and the possibility of Chinese buyers entering the Russian art market.

Dinesh Vazirani – Saffronart

3 February 2010

In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Dinesh Vazirani, Co-founder and Director of Saffronart, the Mumbai-based online auction house and gallery. Dinesh starts by discussing the performance of the Indian art market in 2009 and to what extent it aligned with his own personal expectations. Then, he addresses the heavy presence of speculators that existed in the Indian art market and what kind of threat they are to the health of the Indian art market. After, Dinesh dissects the major changes to the Indian art collector base over the past decade. Additionally, Dinesh shares his outlook for the Indian art market for 2010, why Saffronart’s online model has been so successful and lastly whether or not Saffronart will auction off U.S. and European art in the future.

Richard Polsky – I Bought Andy Warhol

9 July 2009

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast art dealer and author Richard Polsky rejoins the podcast. Richard shares his thoughts on the results of the recent Contemporary auctions in London and what they tell us about the state of the art market. He also addresses the fascinating markets of Alexander Calder and Peter Doig, artists who seem to not only be unaffected by the recession but have actually prospered during this time. Lastly, Richard speculates on what kind of art market activity we should see during the art market summer vacation and if the hiatus is coming at a good time for the art market given where it is in the recovery process.

Amrita Jhaveri – AM art India Private Limited

23 June 2009

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast were joined by Amrita Jhaveri, founder of AM art India Private Limited. Amrita provides us with her thoughts on the most recent major Indian contemporary and modern art auctions that occurred earlier this month in London as well as how the downturn has impacted the health of the Indian art market. Also, Amrita details several of the reasons behind the amazing development of the modern and contemporary Indian art market over the past decade. Lastly, she touches on how the excess of art funds in India has resulted in a highly speculative Indian art market.

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