Online Art Markets

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.

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Mike Steib – Artsy

28 January 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, the online platform for collecting and discovering art. Previously CEO of XO Group, the parent company of The Knot, Mike shares with us a few of the most surprising things he discovered about the art market and the online art space. Then, Mike reveals some interesting insights about trends in the marketplace based on the data they have gathered on their platform. Also, he gives his thoughts on Instagram’s role in the art market and if he considers them to be a competitor. Finally, Mike identifies some of the biggest challenges for Artsy and the entire online art space moving forward.

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Noah Wunsch – Sotheby’s

30 October 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Noah Wunsch, global head of e-commerce at Sotheby’s. First, Noah discusses the importance of brand innovation and how he has worked to bring that to Sotheby’s, a firm that already possesses such a valuable and established brand. Then, he shares how much growth Sotheby’s has had on the e-commerce platform over the past few years. Also, Noah touches on what it was like to incorporate such a large e-commerce platform to such a historic business like Sotheby’s. Then, he identifies the top performing categories on the e-commerce platform and he reveals what he would say to a potential consignor who is reluctant to sell their art in an e-commerce sale.

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Leanne Kemp – Everledger

12 November 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, first host Adam Green talks about the origins of the ArtTactic Podcast and what motivated him to launch it in 2009. Then, he speaks with Leanne Kemp, founder and CEO of Everledger, a technology company that uses blockchain technology to track the provenance of diamonds and other valuable items. Leanne talks about the history of Everledger and discusses its success bringing a blockchain platform to the diamond industry. Then, she reveals what kind of blockchain services she will offer the art world and how different it is from the diamond industry. Also, Leanne explains what it will take for a blockchain solution to become prolific in the art world. Finally, she shares how a widely used blockchain ecosystem in the art world could benefit the industry.

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Natasha Arselan – AucArt

2 May 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Natasha Arselan, founder and CEO of AucArt, a startup online auction house exclusively offering early career contemporary art. First, Natasha reveals how young the graduate artists are on the platform and how AucArt finds them. Then, she identifies the limited alternative sales channels for emerging artists. Also, Natasha tells us the diverse kind of buyers interested in contemporary art by early career artists and how receptive artists have been to selling their art on the platform.

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Francesco Bellanca – Feral Horses

3 August 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Francesco Bellanca, CEO of Feral Horses, a London-based platform that enables the buying and selling of shares of contemporary art. First, Francesco walks us through how the platform works and explains why he believes there is demand for the ability to transact shares of artworks. Then, he explains how they select the artists and artworks to include on the platform. Also, Francesco discusses what kind of returns investors should expect to earn on the platform.

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Johannes Frohlich – Project Art

1 June 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Johannes Frohlich, co-founder and CEO of Project Art, joins us to talk about his online art startup. First, Johannes introduces us to Project Art, a crowd curated online art marketplace. Then, he explains how he thinks he can differentiate Project Art from competitors in the crowded art e-commerce industry. Also, Johannes touches on how they attract emerging artists to sell on their platform as well as their strategy for targeting collectors around the world.

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Patrick and Shea of Paddle8

Shea Goli and Patrick van der Vorst – Paddle8

29 November 2016

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast Patrick and Shea (Paddle8’s Shea Goli, head of the London contemporary sale, and Patrick van der Vorst, UK CEO).

 

Patrick and Shea update us on the online auction house.  This following the merger with Auctionata.  They also share news about their first live streaming auctions. First, six months after the announced merger with Auctionata, Patrick and Shea tell us the ways in which Paddle8 has benefited from joining with competitor Auctionata. Then, they highlight areas of strength and weakness in the mid-market, where the majority of the art market operates.

Additionally, with major auction houses recently launching eCommerce platforms, Shea and Patrick reveal Paddle’s pitch to persuade consignors to sell with them. Also, they tell us about their upcoming Paddle8 Pad. The Paddle8 Pad is a set of live streaming auctions and why they decided to pursue the live sales format. Lastly, they highlight some lots from their inaugural live sales.

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Ari Grazi

Ari Grazi – Indiewalls

7 November 2016
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ari Grazi, president and co-founder of Indiewalls.

Indiewalls is an online art platform created to connect designers, interior decorators and businesses with artists. Ari Grazi joins us to discuss the commercial art space. First, Ari explains how Indiewalls is different than so many other art eCommerce websites. It focuses on corporate clients seeking art for commercial spaces, rather than individual collectors. Then, he reveals to what extent owners of commercial property, such as hotels, are concerned with the art that hangs on their walls. This, from both an aesthetic and cost perspective. Also, Ari tell us how much competition there is in this unique area of the art market. He identifies the types of artists who submit artworks on his platform and he shares some metrics on the company’s recent performance.

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Anders Petterson

Anders Petterson – ArtTactic

31 August 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast

Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic, joins us to discuss ArtTactic’s upcoming seminar. “How to Research Your Art Business Idea”. This is a 3-evening course occurring from September 12-14 in London.  Considering that we interview so many art entrepreneurs on the podcast, we thought you would enjoy hearing a preview of our seminar.  The course focuses on assisting art entrepreneurs with their business ideas.  First, Anders explains why ArtTactic is hosting the seminar at this time.  He cites the many ways in which the art industry is changing.  This includes the increasing entrepreneurship outside of the transaction based business models.  The increase in the industry’s size is addressed.  Equally the maturation of art as an asset class and the increasing development of technology, social media and e-commerce are addressed.  Then, Anders details what the course aims to achieve.   He also addresses what an aspiring or existing art entrepreneur can learn over the three evenings.

 

We have recently launched an online course based on this seminar series.

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