Kenny Schachter

Kenny Schachter

14 October 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, writer and curator Kenny Schachter, returns to the podcast to preview Frieze Week and the upcoming major London Contemporary auctions. First, Kenny shares with us what he is hearing in regard to the art that will be on display at Frieze art fair as well as how strong the market is heading into this busy week for the contemporary art world. Also, he gives us his impressions on the overall quality of art for sale at the auction houses this week and what the type of art for sale reveals about the current art market. Then, Kenny provides us with his predictions for how specific artworks by Christopher Wool, Rudolf Stingel and Ai Weiwei will fare on the auction block this week, in addition to discussing the interesting markets of Jonas Wood, Andre Butzer and Ella Kruglyanskaya.

Leon Benrimon – Heritage Auctions

7 October 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Leon Benrimon, director of modern and contemporary art in New York at Heritage Auctions, joins us to talk about Heritage’s entrance into the New York City marketplace. First, Leon discusses why he left the gallery world to join the auction industry at Heritage. Then, he explains how he believes Heritage Auctions will find success in the competitive modern and contemporary sectors. Also, Leon details why what having a presence in New York City means to Heritage Auctions. Lastly, Leon reveals if the economic uncertainty over the past few months has impacted the sentiment within the contemporary art market.

Kenny Schachter

27 June 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, writer and curator Kenny Schachter, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on the overall contemporary art market and to give his predictions on some artworks coming up for auction next week at Phillips, Christie’s and Sotheby’s.  First, Kenny recaps his visit to Art Basel and tells us how the quality of the works compared to previous versions of the fair.  Then, in advance of next week’s auctions, he explains why market fatigue hasn’t set in this year, while it has in the past.  Lastly, Kenny predicts how artworks by Sigmar Polke, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Christopher Wool, Andy Warhol and Sarah Lucas.

Judd Tully – Art+Auction

22 May 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, edtior at large of Art+Auction, joins us to recap last week’s record-setting May Contemporary auctions in New York.  First, Judd focuses on the top end of the art market as he discusses the increasing presence of collectors from outside of the US and Europe who are trophy-hunting for blue chip artworks. Then, he compares this market boom to past heights, highlighting the significant differences in the makeup of today’s marketplace. Lastly, Judd speculates why the younger artists that dominated headlines in recent auctions had a much smaller presence last week in New York.

Mary Lane – The Wall Street Journal

18 February 2015

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mary Lane, the Wall Street Journal’s European art reporter, recaps last week’s London Contemporary auctions with us. First, Mary shares how the market viewed the auctions and if they passed the first test of 2015. Then, she reveals to what extent the declining Euro impacted Europeans’ activities in the sales as well as if non-European bidders utilized their stronger currencies. Also, with Gerhard Richter being the winner of the week, Mary summarizes his interesting market performance over the past two decades. Lastly, Mary answers if market participants are beginning to feel fatigue over the constantly rotation door of new, emerging artists to appear on the auction block.

Kenny Schachter

10 February 2015

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, curator and writer Kenny Schachter returns to the studio to preview this week’s Post-War and Contemporary auctions in London.  First, Kenny tells us how much buzz there is surrounding the upcoming sales, which will serve as the first market test in 2015. Then, he speculates the extent to which the falling Euro will impact not only who ends up buying art in these sales but also for the foreseeable future. Afterwards, Kenny breaks down artworks up for auction this week by Hurvin Anderson, Sterling Ruby, Gerhard Richter, Oscar Murillo, Ai Weiwei and Tauba Auerbach.

Georgina Adam – The Art Newspaper

20 November 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper and columnist for the Financial Times, returns to the podcast to discuss a variety of art market topics. First, Georgina discusses auction guarantees, one of the most controversial issues within the art market at this moment.  She breaks down how the guaranteed lots performed at Christie’s and Sotheby’s and tells us how the art market in general is reacting to the inclusion of so many guarantees in last week’s contemporary sales.  Then, Georgina shares her reaction to the sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi art fair, which she attended last week. Lastly, she talks about her new book, Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century, which is now available for order on

Kenny Schachter

11 November 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer, curator and writer Kenny Schachter joins us to preview this week’s Contemporary auctions in New York. Kenny touches on topics including why the color red is so valuable in artworks, his interesting encounter with Oscar Murillo and the importance of quality gallery representation for young artists.  Also, Kenny previews specific lots in this week’s sales, breaking down the works and predicting how they will do at auction, including works by: Julie Mehretu, Wade Guyton, Oscar Murillo, Christopher Wool, Jasper Johns, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly and Lucian Freud.

ArtTactic Forecaster Tutorial

24 October 2014

Welcome to ArtTactic Forecaster – a new addictive art world competition. ArtTactic Forecaster is an auction quiz game that earns you points and player rankings based on the accuracy of your predictions for art coming up for sale in ‘live’ auctions. Join a rapidly growing global community of players, consisting of art professionals, collectors, art enthusiasts and students. In the next few minutes I will take you through some of the key features of the game.

Michael Moses – Mei Moses Index

22 August 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Michael Moses, co-founder of Beautiful Asset Advisors and the Mei Moses Index, joins us to discuss the trend of art flipping and if it is occurring more frequently in the current art market compared to in the past. First, Michael defines two types of art flipping, one which is measured by the duration of time in which an artwork appears then re-appears at auction and the other, in which an artwork is sold at auction only a short period of time after being created. Analyzing the first type of art flipping, Michael tells us that while on average the holding period of an artwork has decreased over time, the current holding time is actually barely longer than it was over the past few years during the art market peak.