Judd Tully – Art + Auction

Judd Tully

Judd Tully – Art + Auction

23 November 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully.

Judd Tully is editor at large of Art + Auction.  He joins us to recap last week’s major post-war and contemporary sales in New York. First, Judd reveals the mood of the art market just ahead of the auctions, following the US election. He compares the mood to the summer auctions that occurred in London shortly after Brexit. Then, he highlights some of the key takeaways from the auction results and what it indicates for the health of the art market. Also, Judd touches on the sustainability of Adrian Ghenie’s incredible market surge as well as why Phillips’ sale last week was a “breakthrough” for the auction house.

Sara Roffino

Sara Roffino – Art + Auction

12 September 2016
Sara Roffino in this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast:

We speak with Sara Roffino, senior editor at Art + Auction magazine. Initially we discuss her latest article, the 25 Most Collectible Conceptual Artists. Sara clarifies for us the definition of conceptual art. Additionally, Sara speculates about why it’s so difficult for collectors to collect and embrace conceptual art, compared to other artistic movements.  Next, Sara identifies a few of the most well-known artists on her list. Furthermore, she also identifies some of the less familiar artists in her article.  Sara reveals to what extent conceptual artists have recently appeared at auction. As well as why they appear in museum shows and in galleries.

Dr Alireza Sami Azar

Dr Alireza Sami Azar – Tehran Auction

7 July 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Dr Alireza Sami Azar.

Dr Alireza Sami Azar is a former head of Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art and head of Tehran Auction (launched 2012).  It is a private initiative to introduce Iranian art to art collectors and a global audience.

First, Alireza talks about the establishment of Tehran Auction. He explains how it has helped develop a domestic art market in Iran. Then, Alireza speculates to what extent the lifting of sanctions on Iran will lead to more international buyers for Iranian art.  Also, he describes the art schools, gallery structure and museums in Tehran. He illuminates for us how similar or different they are than those in the US and Europe. Lastly, Alireza identifies some of the most prominent and emerging Iranian artists featured most prominently at Tehran Auction.

Simon de Pury

Simon de Pury

16 June 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Simon de Pury.

Simon de Pury is a London-based art dealer and art adviser.  He is author of the new book The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade.  He has been both the former Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe and the former owner and co-founder of Phillips de Pury.

First, Simon tells us about his new book and what inspired him to write it at this time. Then, he reflects on the time just before he left Sotheby’s. He tells us what prompted him to leave to ultimately establish Phillips de Pury. Also, Simon reveals some of the advantages of Phillips de Pury being a smaller auction house in relation to Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Further, he gives his impressions on the development of the online art market and where he sees it heading in the future. Lastly, Simon identifies some exciting contemporary art scenes across the world, shares what he believes to be the mood of the contemporary art market at this moment and offers important advice to emerging art collectors.

Robert Manley

Robert Manley

16 June 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robert Manley, formerly the deputy chairman of post-war and contemporary art at Christie’s.

Robert will soon be joining Phillips auction house in a similar capacity and joins us to speak about his experiences participating in our ArtTactic Forecaster competition.

ArtTactic Forecaster participants forecast prices of artworks upcoming at auction.  Robert has given 2,650 predictions in the ArtTactic Forecaster game since May 2014.  He recently won the 2015-2016 Expert League season championship. First, Robert shares what initially drew him to ArtTactic Forecaster and what motivated him to leave so many forecasts.

Then, Robert explains why giving forecasts then having the opportunity to review and analyse his performance improved his forecasting accuracy. Also, he reveals what he has learned about his forecasting abilities that has surprised him. Additionally, Robert offers some free advice on leaving accurate forecasts. In particular he emphasises the importance of the low estimate figure. Lastly, Robert shares his commentary on the May contemporary sales; as well as the state of the overall contemporary art market.

Anny Shaw – The Art Newspaper

18 February 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anny Shaw, UK correspondent and art market reporter for The Art Newspaper

Anny Shaw joins us to recap last week’s post-war and contemporary auctions in London. First, Anny breaks down the sales by the numbers and identifies some of the trends across the auction houses. While there seemed to be varying opinions on the strength of the sales and what they mean for the state of the art market moving forward, Anny shares with us what the mood was like amongst market participants in the sales rooms following each of the auctions. Then, she explains why the middle market may be an area which the auction houses focus on moving forward. Also, Anny picks out what kinds of artists and aesthetic styles performed favourably or were ignored by bidders during the sales. Lastly, Anny discusses the substantial drop off in auction guarantees this season.

Katya Kazakina

Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

28 December 2015
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we recap the top stories and trends in the art market from 2015 with Katya Kazakina.

Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, shares her two top stories of the year.  She discusses the increased competition between the three major auction houses. She also addresses the rise of private museums established by top collectors around the world.

Katya identifies a diverse group of artists who she believes had the best 2015s.  These include Frank Stella, Lucio Fontana and Kazuo Shiraga. Furthermore, she speculates on what will happen in 2016 to the generation of emerging, younger artists who paint in an abstract, Zombie Formalism style.

Katya explains to what extent the online art market matured as an industry over the past year. Finally, Katya describes the current sentiment of the art market as we enter 2016.

Angus Haldane

Angus Haldane – Haldane Fine Art

9 December 2015
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Angus Haldane, joins us to talk about the Old Masters market

Angus Haldane, director of Haldane Fine Art, speaks to us in light of major Old Masters auctions this week at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams. First, Angus reveals why his expectations are somewhat tempered for the sales this week. Equally he reveals what is the overall sentiment of the Old Masters market at this moment.

Meanwhile, Angus reflects on the average age of an Old Masters collector being greater than Impressionist and Contemporary collectors. He shares with us what tactics he employs to try to sway younger collectors to embrace Old Masters art. Lastly, the geographic growth of the art market continues.  In light of this, Angus tells us to what extent he has witnessed an expansion of the collector base for Old Masters artworks.

Judd Tully

Judd Tully – Art + Auction

16 November 2015
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art + Auction

Judd Tully joins us to recap last week’s contemporary auctions in New York. First, Judd discusses the biggest story of the week, the Taubman Estate sale at Sotheby’s. He reveals what he heard in advance of the auction. Equally, how the property performed relative to its pre-sale guarantee. Then, Judd describes the state of the Impressionist and Modern art market in light of both Sotheby’s and Christie’s decisions to feature mixed Impressionist and Modern and Post-War and Contemporary auctions this season. Lastly, Judd Tully shares the take away from this sales season in terms of what collectors are willing to pay for and what they aren’t willing to pay for at the moment.

Judd Tully – Art + Auction

16 November 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art + Auction, joins us to recap last week’s contemporary auctions in New York. First, Judd discusses the biggest story of the week, the Taubman Estate sale at Sotheby’s, and reveals what he heard in advance of the auction as well as how the property performed relative to its pre-sale guarantee. Then, he describes the state of the Impressionist and Modern art market in light of both Sotheby’s and Christie’s decisions to feature mixed Impressionist and Modern and Post-War and Contemporary auctions this season. Lastly, Judd shares the take away from this sales season in terms of what collectors are willing to pay for and what they aren’t willing to pay for at the moment in this market.

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