Mike Steib – Artsy

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.

Francesca Bellini-Joseph – ACT Programme

9 March 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Francesca Bellini-Joseph, founder of ACT Programme, an online platform that offers art career transformation programs for the art world. First, we talk to Francesca about her career path and why she eventually established ACT Programme. Then, she explains why artists need to consider themselves entrepreneurs rather than simply artists. Also, Francesca reveals some of the skills that artists are taught in their artist program. Regarding galleries, Francesca highlights certain things that galleries could be doing differently to improve their businesses, which became especially evident during the pandemic. And finally, she identifies some of the different areas Act Programme focuses on in the program they offer galleries.

 

Matty Soudagar – DCL Blogger

10 February 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Matty Soudagar, who runs a prominent blog, DCL Blogger, focused on investing in NFTs and digital art. First, Matty explains what non-fungible token (NFT for short) means and what is a digital artwork. Then, he shares to what extent digital art collectors display the art in their homes versus investors who are purely motivated by financial motives. Next, Matty reveals how seamless it is to buy and sell NFTs on the blockchain. Also, Matty tells us if the significant volatility of cryptocurrencies makes it difficult to purchase digital artworks with them. Additionally, he identifies some of the leading digital artists at the moment as well as some of the most popular marketplaces to browse and purchase artworks.

Susan J. Mumford – ArtAML

9 November 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Susan J. Mumford, CEO and co-founder of ArtAML, a technology company that provides anti-money laundering checks and expertise for the art market. First, Susan explains what anti-money laundering is and details the new major AML regulation in Europe that is starting to impact the art world. Then, she walk us through how art transactions are changing as a result of the new regulations. Also, Susan explains how ArtAML’s tools make it easier for businesses to comply with AML regulations. Further, Susan tells us about the extent of regulations outside of Europe and art markets in other regions are following certain AML practices.

Tomasz Imieliński and Jean-Paul Engelen – Phillips and Articker

17 August 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Tomasz Imieliński, founder and developer of Articker, a technology that aggregates open-source data on artists and artworks, providing unique insights into emerging market trends, and Jean-Paul Engelen, co-head of 20th Century and Contemporary Art and Global Chairman at Phillips. Last week it was announced that Articker and Phillips have formed an exclusive partnership so we wanted to have them on to chat about the tool and how the auction house plans on utilizing the technology. First, Tomasz tells us about the history Articker and how it works. Then, Jean-Paul shares how the insights Articker offers have helped him and his colleagues, while revealing some real life examples. Also, Tomasz answers if he has measured if there is a correlation between art market trends and the media trends. Lastly, Jean-Paul explains how his clients can take advantage of Articker and how the tool is beneficial to collectors.

Christian Huhnt – Glass

28 July 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Christian Huhnt, co-founder of Glass, a tool that allows you to instantly look up catalogue raisonné information and the most recent auction results just by texting an image on WhatsApp. First, Christian walks us through the process of how Glass works. Then, he tells us about the robotic machines they use to digitize catalogue raisonnés, page by page. Also, Christian explains why it’s so important as a matter of due diligence for those in the art world to search artworks in catalogue raisonnés before buying or selling an artwork. Lastly, Christian shares exactly what artwork details are revealed in a catalogue raisonné.

Mike Steib – Artsy

20 July 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, the leading online platform for discovering, buying and selling fine art. First, Mike shares what happened on Artsy’s platform during the pandemic, including how it impacted the behavior of collectors and galleries. Also, he reveals what specific actions the company took to help galleries during this difficult period. Then, Mike tells us what he thought of select galleries, such as David Zwirner Gallery, establishing online platforms that hosted other galleries’ exhibitions. Additionally, he answers if we really witnessed a transformation of the online art space during the pandemic.

Pari Ehsan – Pari Dust

9 June 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Pari Ehsan, founder and creative director of Pari Dust, an online platform focused on the intersection between art, fashion and design. First, Pari tells us about Pari Dust’s platform and her journey to found the company. Then, she explains why she is focused on art, fashion and design. Also, she shares stories from over the years from her interactions with art galleries, both positive and negative. Finally, Pari offers advice on how to successfully engage with your social media audience.

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