Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

26 May 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins us to analyze the results of last week’s major NY post-war and contemporary auctions. First, Kelly compares billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the winner of the record setting Jean-Michel Basquiat painting that sold at Sotheby’s for $110.5 million, to other prominent art collectors. Then, she provides some perspective on where the Basquiat market is at the moment following that monumental sale. More broadly, Kelly shares some of the major takeaways from the sales according to market insiders. Lastly, she speculates if prospective sellers will have more confidence selling at auction in the near future as a result of these successful sales.

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Lisa Schiff – SFA Advisory

11 May 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by New York-based art advisor and founder of SFA Art Advisory, Lisa Schiff. First, Lisa shares her impressions from last week’s TEFAF and Frieze fairs in New York. Then, she gives her thoughts on how strong the art market is at the moment. Also, Lisa explains why private sales are up at the expense of auction houses. Lastly, Lisa shares her thoughts on artworks she’s closely following that are upcoming at auction next week which are also featured in ArtTactic’s ArtForecaster May competition. These include artworks by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christopher Wool, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman and Joan Mitchell.

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Kenny Schachter

10 May 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, dealer and author Kenny Schachter, speaks with us about the upcoming May major post-war and contemporary auctions. First, Kenny reflects on the zombie formalist movement and shares with us what trends people in the market are speaking about most frequently at the moment. Then, he describes current market conditions and where he foresees the marketing heading in the near-term. After, Kenny shares insights and predicts prices for artworks he’s closely following that are upcoming at auction which are also featured in ArtTactic’s ArtForecaster May competition. These includes artworks by: Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bruce Nauman, Rudolf Stingel, Christopher Wool, Marcel Duchamp, Mark Grotjahn, Jonas Wood, Richard Prince and Peter Doig.

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Anders Petterson – ArtForecaster

9 May 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder and managing director of ArtTactic, joins us to share some of the forecasts from ArtForecaster, ArtTactic’s forecasting game in which competitors predict what prices artworks will sell for at auction. First, Anders shares a brief overview of ArtForecaster and what motivates individuals to continue to participate in these art auction forecasting competitions. Then, Anders discusses four important artworks for sale in the May post-war and contemporary sales by Damien Hirst, Rudolf Stingel, Peter Doig and Mark Grotjahn as well as what forecasters believe they will sell for ahead of the auctions. Lastly, Anders provides us with some perspective on this auction season by comparing it to previous seasons.

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Gareth Harris – The Art Newspaper

24 April 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Gareth Harris, chief contributing editor at The Art Newspaper and contributor to the Financial Times, joins us to breakdown Damien Hirst’s Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable exhibition in Venice, his first major show in ten years. First, Gareth retells his initial reaction to the show while walking through the exhibition during the press preview. Then, he explains what he meant when he wrote, “this is what art looks like when unbridled ambition meets apparently limitless financial resources.” Also, Gareth speculates why the show has been so polarizing, how galleries and museums are responding to the show and how this may impact Hirst’s declining market.

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Chris Moore – Randian

17 April 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Chris Moore, founder of Randian, the Chinese art magazine, to update us on the latest happenings in the Chinese art market. First, Chris shares his overall impressions of this year’s edition of Art Basel Hong Kong including the level of sales at the fair this year and the type of art on display. Then, he touches on the level of success American and European galleries are having targeting Chinese collectors. Also, Chris discusses the how the maturation of Chinese art museums are positively impacting the Chinese art scene and identifies some of the up and coming contemporary Chinese artists at this moment.

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Clare McAndrew – Art Basel

10 April 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Clare McAndrew, founder of Arts Economics and author of the recently released Art Basel & UBS Global Art Market Report, joins us to discuss her findings from her report. First, Clare shares some of the major takeaways from the report and puts into context the art market’s performance in 2016 versus previous years. Then, she explains the significance of the large disparity between auction sales which fell 26% last year and dealer sales which increased 3%. Also, Clare touches on the discrepancies between her numbers and those witnessed in the competing TEFAF art market report as well as China’s current role in the global art market.

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Tom Toumazis – Tagsmart

3 April 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Tom Toumazis, investor and chairman of Tagsmart, an art startup providing technologically advanced art authentication solutions. First, Tom explains their DNA tagging technology and how it works. Then, he argues why it’s so important in today’s art market to have technologies like Tagsmart to authenticate artworks. Also, Tom walks us through the lifecycle of an artwork from the artist creating it to a collector buying it and how their tags may be utilized. Lastly, Tom touches on how they have persuaded prominent artists such as Marc Quinn to embrace their technology.

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Rachel Pownall – TEFAF

27 March 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rachel Pownall, author of the recently released TEFAF Art Market Report, joins us to discuss her findings from her report. First, Rachel discusses the significant shift in sales from auctions to the private market last year and why this occurred. Then, she speculates why the art market has remained stagnant while global equities are surging. Also, Rachel identifies trends over the past year relating to galleries, art fairs and the online art market.

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Karline Moeller and Josie Hines – Art Frankly

22 March 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Karline Moeller and Josie Hines, co-founders of Art Frankly, a startup professional networking platform for the art world. As a hybrid between IMDB and LinkedIn, Karline and Josie first share with us some of the main features on the platform, such as job listings, connecting with others in the industry and space rentals. Then, they discuss the extent of the void that exists in the art world today in terms of individuals being unable to connect with others. Also, Karline and Josie explain how younger entrants in the industry as well as veterans are engaging with the platform and how employers are responding to the idea of utilizing Art Frankly to find applicants for job openings.

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