Christiane Herzhauser – Auctionata

Christiane Herzhauser – Auctionata

9 November 2013

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with, Christiane Herzhauser, senior vice president of corporate communications at Auctionata, the online auction house. First, Christiane talks about what differentiates Auctionata, an exclusively online auction house, from the other key players in the online art marketplace. Then, she tells us about the Egon Schiele watercolor sold at Auctionata this summer for an online record 1.8 mil Euros and explains why moving forward they will be able to successfully convince sellers of high-value lots to sell with Auctionata instead of a more traditional auction house. Christiane also touches on the diverse group of bidders they have been able to attract and previews Auctionata’s major auctions remaining this year.

Alvaro Portela – Triitme

25 September 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Alvaro Portela, founder and CEO of Triitme, an online design store and magazine.  First, Alvaro tells us about Triitme and what the word design means to him. Then, he discusses the surge in recent interest in design as well as the expansion of the online design market. Also, Alvaro touches on the crossover between design and art collectors.

Osman Khan – Paddle8

19 June 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Osman Khan, COO of Paddle8, to update us on the online auction house. First, Osman talks about Paddle8’s transformation into an exclusively online auction house, hosting both charity auctions as well as curated and themed auctions. Then, Osman touches on the company’s recent round of funding, including notable investors White Cube owner Jay Jopling and artist Damien Hirst, and what it is that compelled these two notable art market participants to invest in an art e-commerce site. Also, he provides us with some interesting sales figures to manifest the increased sales activity over the past two years, shares his reaction to the proposed online sales tax bill in the US and speculates on how galleries may become more heavily active in the art e-commerce landscape in the future.

George Bailey – The Auction Room

8 May 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, George Bailey, co-founder of The Auction Room, joins us to talk about his new online auction site. First, George discusses the company’s focus on the lower end of the art market, property just below the value threshold that a traditional auction house possesses. Also, he explains why The Auction Room will host Middle Eastern contemporary art sales and what opportunities exist in this emerging art market. Then, George elaborates on the advantages a small, online auction house has over larger, traditional auction houses and speculates on the future of the online art marketplace.

Sebastian Cwilich – Artsy

24 April 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Sebastian Cwilich, President and COO of Artsy, joins us to update us on how things are going at the art e-commerce company. First, Sebastian explains one of the unique aspects of Artsy, the development and implementation of an algorithm that assesses art as well as users’ tastes through a series of aesthetic and art historical characteristics. Then, Sebastian recaps Artsy’s experience partnering with the Armory Show to exhibit works online in advance of the fair. He reveals during this partnership period, Artsy received approximately 250,000 page visits, leading to 10 million artwork impressions. Also, Sebastian tells us how things are going from a sales perspective, walks us through a hypothetical transaction on the site, details how they were able to convince established galleries to finally sell work online and speculates on the future of the online art marketplace.

Adam Fields – Artspace

12 April 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Fields, vice president of artists and institutions at Artspace, speaks with us about Artspace and the art e-commerce industry. First, Adam touches on the company’s relationships with non-profit instutions and the process involved with selling artworks on their behalf. Also, he discusses the motivation behind Artspace’s recent acquisition of VIP Art, the first online-only art fair. Additionally, Adam discusses the diverse range of clients Artspace has attracted and he shares with us some conclusions he has reached on the keys to finding and maintaining success in this emerging industry.

Adam Fields – Artspace

12 April 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Fields, vice president of artists and institutions at Artspace, speaks with us about Artspace and the art e-commerce industry. First, Adam touches on the company’s relationships with non-profit instutions and the process involved with selling artworks on their behalf. Also, he discusses the motivation behind Artspace’s recent acquisition of VIP Art, the first online-only art fair. Additionally, Adam discusses the diverse range of clients Artspace has attracted and he shares with us some conclusions he has reached on the keys to finding and maintaining success in this emerging industry.

Noah Horowitz – The Armory Show

25 March 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Noah Horowitz, executive director of The Armory Show, returns to the podcast to recap this year’s edition of the fair. First, Noah discusses how exhibitors faired from a sales perspective, while also touching on what he learned about where the market is as well as how comfortable collectors continue to feel about spending money on high-priced artworks given economic conditions and the looming threat of tax increases. From an aesthetic vantage point, Noah shares with us some trends noticeable at this year’s fair from exhibiting galleries. Also, he touches on the evolving role of the art fair within the art market as well as the future of art e-commerce platforms.

 

Jeremy Eckstein & Antonia Kimbell – ArtBanc

20 March 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by ArtBanc’s Jeremy Eckstein and Antonia Kimbell, to discuss their new online art platform that brings together private collectors, trusts and estates and their professional advisors as sellers; and a select group of accredited international fine art dealers and art advisors as the buyers in this marketplace. After briefing explaining the concept of their platform, Jeremy and Antonio explain the benefits of selling on ArtBanc as opposed to an auction house, gallery or dealer. Also, they elaborate on why they restrict the group of potential buyers to dealers or advisers. Lastly, Jeremy and Antonia discuss why the art world is now ready to buy high-end art online.

Antony Riand – ArtViatic

4 March 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Antony Riand, Executive Director of ArtViatic, a new online art platform for buyers and sellers to negotiate directly, without intermediaries. First, Antony explains ArtViatic’s platform in detail as well as why such a direct platform is needed and can work successfully in the art market. Then, he discusses the advantages of buying and selling via ArtViatic’s discrete platform versus transacting at auction or via a gallery. Lastly, Antony tells us if he believes seeing an artwork in-person is still a pre-requisite in most cases or if he feels collectors and dealers are becoming more comfortable spending five, six and even possibly seven figures based off of an image only.

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