Market Commentary

Behind The Report: Artist Market Report George Condo

21 September 2020

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Artist Market Report on George Condo in which we take a look at different aspects of his market and career including the term he coined Artificial Realism, his exhibition and institutional history, as well as an in-depth look at every aspect of his auction market.

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Ronnie Pirovino and Lindsay Griffith – Christie’s Trespassing

5 August 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Ronnie Pirovino, contemporary art collector, curator, appraiser and recognized as one of the early and most prolific collectors of KAWS’ work and Lindsay Griffith, Head of Department for Prints & Multiples in New York at Christie’s about the intersection between urban art and contemporary art as well as their co-curated upcoming auction Trespassing. First, Ronnie tells us about his collecting background and how he became one of the most widely recognized collectors of KAWS’ work. Then, Lindsay, explains why it is the right time for Christie’s to embrace the urban art collecting category with this sale with Ronnie. Also, Ronnie discusses the significant number of urban art collectors who have expanded their collecting interests to these more mainstream contemporary artists and why this evolution is occurring now. Further, Lindsay, reveals to what extent her regular clients are showing interest in this collecting category. Finally, they share a few of their favorite works in the sale which occurs from August 5-19.

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Rachael White – Christie’s

1 July 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Rachael White, a specialist at Christie’s and also the Head of their Post-War & Contemporary Morning Sale in New York. Rachel joins us ahead of Christie’s ONE auction taking place on July 10th. First, Rachael discusses how the auction house transitioned from live auctions to online auctions and private sales during the COVID pandemic. Then, she touches on the potential for online auctions in the future when live auctions return on a regular basis. Further, Rachael details the resiliency of the art market and the extent to which it was impacted by the pandemic. Also, Rachael helps us preview Christie’s ONE, including what the auction experience will be like, if the quality of the material was impacted by the pandemic and what are a few of her favorite lots in the sale.

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Behind The Report: Artist Market Report Rashid Johnson

22 June 2020

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Artist Market Report on Rashid Johnson in which we take a look at different aspects of his market and career including the meaning behind his conceptual and figurative art, experts’ market confidence, exhibition and institutional history, as well as an in-depth look at every aspect of his auction market.

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Behind The Report: Wet Paint 2015 – 2019

11 June 2020

In the inaugural edition of our podcast series Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Wet Paint 2015 – 2019, in which we deep-dive into more than 2,700 lots that were offered at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips within 3 years or less of their creation date, hence the title ‘wet paint’. Adam discusses the highlights from the report and shares his personal commentary on flipping artworks at auction and its impact on an artist’s career and a collector’s relationship with the artist’s galleries.

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Anders Petterson – ArtTactic

29 May 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by our founder Anders Petterson, to discuss our brand new Contemporary Art Market Confidence Report. First, Anders share the history and background of ArtTactic’s Art Market Confidence Report. Then, he shares some of the key findings from the report including an 85% decline in market confidence since our previous report in September 2019. On a more uplifting note, Anders and Adam discuss some of the positive developments that have occurred in the art world over the past few months during the pandemic.

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Quang Bao – 1969 Gallery

15 May 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Quang Bao, owner of 1969 Gallery, a New York based gallery. First, Quang tells us how the gallery continues to operate despite being physically closed. Then, we ask him about demand for younger, emerging artists during the pandemic. Quang also discusses the role of Instagram in the art market, the economics behind a small gallery and online art exhibitions. Lastly, he shares the gallery’s upcoming exhibition calendar with us.

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Friedrich Petzel – Petzel Gallery

21 April 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Friedrich Petzel, founder of Petzel Gallery, to discuss how the gallery is adapting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Friedrich details the gallery’s digital strategy and how important it is during this time when the physical gallery is closed. Then, he shares to what extent the pandemic has slowed sales. Also, Friedrich reveals if previous experiences have any similarity to the current pandemic’s impact on the art world. Further, he tells us what his conversations have been like with the gallery’s artists and when he tentatively plans on reopening.

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Pontus Silfverstolpe – Barnebys

27 March 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Pontus Silfverstolpe, Co-Founder of Barnebys, a search engine for art, antiques and collectibles from more than 3,000 auction houses and galleries around the world, joins us to talk about the online art market during the coronavirus pandedmic. First, Pontus discusses how the art world has been able to shift to the online space during the pandemic. Then, he identifies trends regarding which types of galleries and auction houses possess digital strategies necessary to succeed during this time. Also, Pontus tells us how Barnebys is trying to achieve their goal of becoming a search engine for the art marketplace.

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