Cristina Ruiz – The Art Newspaper

Cristina Ruiz – The Art Newspaper

1 March 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Cristina Ruiz, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper, joins us to talk about completing the Hirst Spot Challenge by attending all 11 worldwide Gagosian Damien Hirst Spot exhibitions. First, Cristina tells us why seeing so many spot paintings, which she describes as luxury items, actually had no impact on her perception of the works. From an art market perspective, she argues this global series of exhibitions can only positively impact Hirst’s market, in large part due to his unique market structure. Also, Cristina shares how she humorously customized her Damien Hirst print and whether or not she would ever consider selling it.

Josh Baer – The Baer Faxt

22 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Josh Baer, writer and publisher of The Baer Faxt, the art industry newsletter, returns to the podcast to recap last week’s Contemporary London auctions with us. ¬†With the sales producing a cumulative total that was the second highest for London contemporary sales since June 2008, Josh shares to what extent the results aligned with the market’s expectations. Then, Josh elaborates on the impressive prices achieved by Gerhard Richter recently at auction while breaking down the artist’s market in detail. Also, he shares buyer trends from the London sales while providing his expectations for the May Contemporary sales in New York.

Neha Kirpal – India Art Fair

17 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Neha Kirpal, Director of the India Art Fair, returns to the podcast to recap the India Art Fair. First, Neha provides us with some interesting statistics regarding this year’s fair, including overall attendance figures. Then, she touches on the international presence of galleries exhibiting at the fair and why this is important to the future of the fair and the Indian art market. Lastly, Neha discusses to what extent the large number of visitors are turning into art buyers and collectors.

Neha Kirpal – India Art Fair

17 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Neha Kirpal, Director of the India Art Fair, returns to the podcast to recap the India Art Fair. First, Neha provides us with some interesting statistics regarding this year’s fair, including overall attendance figures. Then, she touches on the international presence of galleries exhibiting at the fair and why this is important to the future of the fair and the Indian art market. Lastly, Neha discusses to what extent the large number of visitors are turning into art buyers and collectors

Lisa Kennedy – VIP Art Fair

17 January 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Lisa Kennedy, CEO of the VIP Art Fair. ¬†With the second edition of the fair upcoming, Lisa talks about the changes and upgrades made to this year’s version of the online fair. Then, she provides us with figures on how geographically diverse the fair was last year, with visitors from over 196 countries virtually attending VIP in 2011. Coming to VIP with a significant internet retail background outside of art, Lisa compares the state of the online art industry to other products and goods which are sold online. Lastly, Lisa discusses the three recently announced fairs that VIP has added to its brand.

Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

13 December 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, joins us to recap last week’s Art Basel Miami Beach. Katya begins by discussing how strong sales were at the fair this year as well as discussing what the overall mood was like in regard to the state of the contemporary art market. She also elaborates on the idea of the disconnect between the art and financial markets and to what extent that concept was on the mind of collectors in Miami. Katya also touches on some noticeable trends on the type of art on display at the fair and the interesting trend of blue-chip collectors beginning to significantly collect emerging artists.

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.

Matthew Slotover – Frieze Art Fair

26 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Matthew Slotover, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Magazine, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on this year’s Frieze Art Fair. Collectors were somewhat cautious at first but things picked up over the weekend, as Matthew describes how the fair unfolded. Then, Slotover shares to what extent the global aspect of the art market was manifested at this year’s fair. Matthew also touches on London’s increasingly influential position within the art market. Lastly, Matthew previews the inaugural Frieze New York fair.

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