Andy St. Louis – Seoul Art Friend

Andy St. Louis – Seoul Art Friend

18 September 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we discuss last week’s Frieze Seoul with Andy St. Louis, a Seoul-based art critic and founder of Seoul Art Friend, an online platform dedicated to promoting contemporary Korean art. First, Andy shares the mood of the contemporary art market in Seoul leading up to Frieze Seoul. Then, he reveals if there was any negative impact to this year’s Frieze Seoul due to it occurring at the same time as The Armory Show in New York. After, Andy reveals how sales were at this year’s Frieze Seoul as well as how the fair compared to last year’s inaugural edition. Lastly, Andy speaks on the strengthening relationships between Korean collectors and foreign galleries in large part due to the presence of the fair.


Robert Kennan – Phillips

22 June 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robert Kennan, head of editions Europe at Phillips auction house, joins us to chat about the editions market. First, Robert shares how much the editions market has grown over the past few years and explains why. Then, he discusses the different types of print collectors and to what extent it serves an entryway for collecting art. Also, Robert identifies some of the trending rising and established artists in the editions market today. Lastly, he gives some advice to new collectors on how to best begin a print collection.

Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

31 May 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication, about the Andy Warhol market. First, Richard shares what it felt like to watch Warhol’s Self-Portrait(Fright Wig)sell at auction last week for $1.6 million, a painting he previously owned and sold. Then, he describes what makes Warhol’s market so unique compared to all other post-war and contemporary artists. Also, Richard identifies specific bodies of work that he feels are the best investments in Warhol. After, he touches on the exploding Warhol prints market. And finally, he explains how Warhol’s market generally performs when the art market is softening.

Judd Tully – Independent Arts Journalist

24 May 2023

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Judd Tully, an independent arts journalist who contributes regularly to The Art Newspaper, to help us recap last week’s major New York post-war & contemporary auctions. First, Judd helps us put last week’s NY auctions in perspective given the weak results. Then, he identifies certain artists and price points that performed better than others. After, Judd shares how insiders reacted to the auction results. Also, he speculates what comes next after a soft sales season like we just experienced. Lastly, looking forward, Judd identifies some of the next major events in the art world he will be observing to see how the market performs.

Arun Kakar – Artsy

9 February 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Arun Kakar, art market editor at Artsy, joins us to discuss Brexit’s lingering impact on the UK art market. First, Arun identifies how Brexit has made things more difficult for galleries and other art businesses to operate there. Then, he explains how Brexit has weakened the UK art market’s standing in the broader art market. Despite this, Arun clarifies why there is still optimism in the market. And lastly, he reveals what areas of the market he will be monitoring moving forward to gauge Brexit’s impact.

Enid Tsui – South China Morning Post

30 January 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Enid Tsui, arts editor at the South China Morning Post. First, they detail the impact of Covid travel restrictions on the art market in Hong Kong and China. Then, they discuss how Chinese collectors have been missed at art events such as fairs and auctions, and how galleries outside of China have not had as much of a presence there. Also, Enid speculates if the recent expansion in the art world in areas within Asia outside of China, such as Singapore and Seoul, is partly due to the government of China as well as Covid travel restrictions. She then gives an update on the art market in Hong Kong and mainland China and whether there is any talk of a potential softening. After, Enid explains the role of private museums in China in terms of serving the broader public within the art ecosystem in China. Lastly, Enid explains why there is high hopes for this year’s edition of Art Basel Hong Kong.

Vivienne Chow – Artnet News

19 January 2023

In this week’s episode of the podcast we speak with Vivienne Chow, correspondent at Artnet News about the burgeoning art scene in Singapore. First, Vivienne explains why the art world is suddenly interested in expansion into Singapore. Then, she compares it to Seoul, another emerging art scene in Asia. After, Vivienne recaps the inaugural edition of Art SG. Also, she discusses collecting trends and identifies some potential obstacles for businesses considering expanding within the region.


Nate Freeman – Vanity Fair

8 December 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art columnist for Vanity Fair, joins us to recap this year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Nate shares the consensus he gathered on the quality of art at this year’s fair as well as the mood pertaining to buying. Then, he theorizes why this year was slower than past editions in the recent past. Also, Nate details the history of Art Basel Miami and how the fair ended up in Miami versus other major cities in the US. Then, he shares some of the social highlights of the fair week. And lastly, Nate commentates on where the market stands as we head into 2023.

Daniel Cassady – ARTnews

22 November 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by Daniel Cassady, art business reporter for ARTnews, to recap last week’s major NY post-war and contemporary auctions. First, Daniel reveals how the sales did from an overall perspective. Then, he discusses emerging artists at auction versus more established artists. Also, Daniel reveals if market participants were surprised by the softening witnessed in the auctions. After, he identifies some artwork highlights and surprising results. Lastly, Daniel gauges how the market is feeling heading into Art Basel Miami, the last major test for the art market in 2022.

Behind The Report: Women Artists Report – October 2022

10 October 2022

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our inaugural Women Artists Report in which our findings reveal Ultra-Contemporary women artists under the age of 30 accounted for more than two-thirds of auction sales for this age category.