Zachary Small – The New York Times

Zachary Small – The New York Times

7 November 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Zachary Small, reporter at The New York Times. First, Zachary identifies some of the major museums that are suddenly embracing NFTs and how they are doing so. Then, he elaborates on some of the reasons why we are suddenly seeing museums involved with this medium. Also, Zachary explains how the rise and fall of the NFT market has impacted how museums are working with digital artist as well as if museums finally providing a level of curatorial support may stabilize the market. Lastly, he speculates on what percentage of museums will embrace this medium over the next several years.

Simon de Pury – de PURY

14 July 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Simon de Pury, founder of de PURY, about the announcement of their new series of curated auctions in which artists receive the proceeds from the auction. First, Simon shares the concept behind this new auction series and how it came about. Then, he speculates why we are at a point now where artists are more inclined to embrace auctions after it being such a taboo arena for them for so many years. Also, Simon reflects on how long he has been contemplating artists’ exclusion from the auction process and how they can be more involved. After, he reveals what conversations were like with artists who wanted to participate and why some chose not to do so.

 

Edouard Gouin – Convelio

5 May 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Edouard Gouin, co-founder and CEO of Convelio, about the art shipping industry. First, Edouard tells us how Convelio fits within the art shipping landscape. Then, he details how they are innovating in an otherwise antiquated space. Also, Edouard identifies Covid and the war in Ukraine as the two primary reasons for substantially increased shipping costs over the past year. Further, he shares to what extent the art shipping industry is focused on shipping in a more environmentally friendly manner. Lastly, Edouard offers us some shipping advice and identifies some common mistakes to avoid.

Audrey Ou – TRLab

19 April 2022

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we’re joined by Audrey Ou, co-founder and CEO of TRLab, a creative production studio and NFT sale platform focused on fine art. First, Audrey tells us more about TRLab and how it fits into the NFT space. Then, she shares to what extent the NFT and traditional art spaces have already crossed over and how much potential there is for this in the future. Also, Audrey comments on the saturation of the nascent NFT industry and what it will take for products to succeed in the long-run. Lastly, she discusses the educational and curatorial void in the NFT world and how TRLab is trying to fill that.

Jamie Bennett and Jan Serwart – Larry’s List and NAMAC

21 January 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Jamie Bennett, head of social media and partnerships at Larry’s List, an art market knowledge company, and Jan Serwart, founder of NAMAC, a quantitative art market research company, join us to discuss their Art Collector Instagram Attention Report. First, Jamie and Jan tell us why all of the interactions on Instagram between users is important information that can be extracted to provide insights on what is going on in the art market. Then, they explain how exactly they assessed how much attention artists were receiving on Instagram. After, Jamie and Jan reveal who were the top attention receiving artists in their report. Also, they shared some key differences in attention artists received by geography.

Marek Claassen – Limna

7 January 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Marek Claassen, co-founder of Artfacts and Limna, joins us to discuss how they are using data and technology to democratize the art market. First, Marek explains why they have been tracking thousands of artists’ exhibition history for years and how they have been doing it. Then, he shares what he has learned about how important an artist’s exhibition history is to their cultural importance, longevity and price. Then, Marek reveals details about his new app, Limna, a machine learning app leveraging Artfact’s database, including providing suggested values for artworks for sale on the primary market.

 

Denis Belkevich – Fuelarts

16 December 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Denis Belkevich, co-founder of Fuelarts, the first and only accelerator for art and tech startups. First, Denis explains how the accelerator works including how they select companies and how they help develop their businesses. Then, Denis identifies some significant innovation opportunities within the art market. Also, he reveals if the art world is seeing increased interest from investors in conjunction with the surging art market. Finally, Denis explains why when it comes to the art world, certain types of investors are preferable over others.

Mike Steib – Artsy

4 October 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, chats with us about the evolving online art market. First, Mike reflects on the past 18 months and identifies how the online art market has changed. Then, he shares data revealing how much the art market has expanded since the first few months after the pandemic began. Also, Mike touches on the record breaking Julie Mehretu painting that recently sold on Artsy for $6.5 million. Additionally, he explains how Artsy is ensuring artists of all backgrounds have opportunities on their platform. And lastly, Mike gives his opinion on NFTs and to what extent they will crossover into the traditional art world.

Bettina Huang – Platform

5 August 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we are joined by Bettina Huang, GM and head of Platform, an art e-commerce experience that enables constant discovery with no barriers to graduating from art enthusiast to art collector. First, Bettina explains what Platform is and how it differentiates itself from other ecommerce sites in the art world. Then, she clarifies David Zwirner’s affiliation with Platform and shares how she got connected with him initially. Also, Bettina tells us about why helping bring the art community together is such an important goal for Platform, especially during the pandemic. Lastly, she shares how galleries have responded to the idea of participating on a new e-commerce site.

Cosmin Ene – Contribute.to

11 June 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Cosmin Ene, founder and CEO of Contribute.to, a tool that lets people pay artists, creatives and creators for the work they enjoy seeing online. First, Cosmin tells us how Contribute.to works to help facilitate instant payments online to artists. Then, he shares how he came up with the idea for Contribute.to during the pandemic. Also, Cosmin explains what people are getting in return for contributions to artists. Additionally, Cosmin reveals how social media has transformed how creators are engaging with their audiences. Further, he comments on the increasing trend of crowdsourcing and patronage online. Finally, Cosmin shares some success stories from Contribute.to’s platform.

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