Judd Tully

21 June 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, veteran art market reporter, joins us to recap last week’s edition of Art Basel. First, Judd comments on the trend seen in recent years in which several galleries are bringing high-value artworks at a level previously unseen at the fair. Then, Judd reveals if the recent and overdue commercial growth for African American and female artists continued at the fair. Also, he touches on some of the interesting topics discussed amongst insiders at the fair, including a London art advisor who has been scamming deals and advisors, the response to Art Basel Unlimited and the high degree of pre-selling that occurred before the fair. Lastly, Judd describes the current health of the contemporary art market and tells us if there is any reason for concern.

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Anders Petterson and Zohar Elhanani – ArtTactic and MutualArt

15 June 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder and managing director of ArtTactic, and Zohar Elhanani, CEO of MutualArt, join us to discuss the importance of data and transparency in the art market. First, Anders reflects on his experiences in the art market over the past two decades and describes the level of increased access to data and market transparency since then. After, Zohar, having a diverse background with significant experience outside of the art world, explains what the art world can learn from other industries who have experienced transformations in how data is leveraged. Then, they identify what kind of additional data and improved transparency the market is seeking. Also, they touch on ArtTactic and MutualArt’s new partnership surrounding involving advanced analytics to participants in ArtTactic’s ArtForecaster competitions.

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Bill Charron And Megan Noh – Court of Arbitration for Art

5 June 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Bill Charron, partner at Pryor Cashman, and Megan Noh, partner at Cahill Cossu Noh & Robinson join us to discuss the establishment of the Court of Arbitration for Art, a specialized arbitration and mediation tribunal dedicated to resolving art law disputes. First, Bill shares with us the motivation behind founding the Court of Arbitration for Art and why the existing courts are not an ideal place to solve art disputes. Then, Megan walks us through how the Court of Arbitration for Art will work including the process, who will participate and what happens with the results. Also, they reveal why so many attorneys have responded favorably to the founding of the Court of Arbitration for Art, how they plan to get adoption from the art world and what the next steps look like for launching the court.

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Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

30 May 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to recap the May New York Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary auctions. First, Kelly touches on the surprising surge in prices seen at auction for artworks in the middle of the market. Then, she addresses the reasoning for the softening witnessed at the top of the market. Also, Kelly shares a few of the sales results that made her say “wow”. Then, she discusses the incredible prices achieved for the lots donated by African American artist at Sotheby’s for the Studio Museum in Harlem and if a bubble may be emerging for some of these artists. Lastly, Kelly explains why Sean Combs’ $21 million purchase of Kerry James Marshall’s Past Times may be the start of some much needed diversity in the art collecting community.

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Adam Fields – ARTA

16 May 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Fields, founder and CEO of ARTA, returns to the podcast to update us on the latest in the fine art shipping and logistics marketplace. First, we discuss ARTA receiving investments from notable art companies, including Sotheby’s, and how ARTA has integrated with them. Then, Adam reflects on Frieze and TEFAF and how ARTA assisted exhibiting galleries get their art from their galleries into the booths. Also, he touches on shipping challenges specific to Europe and explains why there is still so much variance with art shipping quotes.

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Nate Freeman – Artsy

10 May 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior reporter for Artsy, joins us to recap last week’s Frieze and TEFAF art fairs which occurred this week in New York City. First, Nate addresses the air conditioning controversy that plagued the first day of Frieze and updates us on how Frieze is trying to rectify the issue with exhibitors. Then, Nate discusses the success of TEFAF in New York and how it is now perceived by the art world relative to Frieze New York. Also, he explains why smaller galleries are the ones most closely monitoring the broader economy in case it begins to falter. Further, Nate touches on the highlights at Frieze and TEFAF, while explaining why TEFAF is a good barometer for next week’s major New York auctions.

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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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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

25 April 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market report for Bloomberg News, joins us to discuss the important correction happening in the art world in which collectors and museums are increasingly focusing on collecting Black artists. First, Katya pinpoints how and when this correction began. Then, she discusses how important it has become for prominent museums to acquire Black artists for their collections and how successful they have been at this given the recent increase in prices for these artworks. After, Katya identifies some of the key Black artists being targeted by museums, including Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Barkley Hendricks, Chris Ofili and others. Also, Katya talks about how this trend is translating at art galleries, where they are beginning to show and represent more younger black artists. Lastly, Katya speculates if this trend will be more long-lasting than others in the art market and she also highlights some Black artists who will be up for auction in next month’s May auctions.

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Brandon Kennedy – Dallas Art Fair

18 April 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Brandon Kennedy, director of exhibitor relations for the Dallas Art Fair joins us to discuss the 10th edition of the fair, which occurred last weekend. First, Brandon discusses the fair’s maturation and compares it in its infancy to where it is now. Then, Brandon identifies some of the highlights of the fair week and discusses the level of sales at this year’s edition. Also, Brandon shares why US-based and international exhibitors are so fond of Dallas. Further, he explains how the Dallas Art Fair is thriving despite being outside of one of the major art market hubs. Lastly, Brandon describes the blossoming art scene in Dallas and its impact on the Dallas Art Fair, including the Dallas Museum of Art’s acquisition fund for the fair.

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Robert Diament – Counter Editions

13 April 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Robert Diament, director of Counter Editions, who produces prints and multiples by leading contemporary artists, including John Baldessari, Katherine Bernhardt, Cecily Brown, Peter Doig, Tracey Emin, Laura Owens, Christopher Wool, Jonas Wood and many others. First, Robert reveals that most artists create prints in order to make their art accessible to their admirers at an affordable price point. Given the increased demand for prints, Robert tells us if it has become more competitive for printmakers to persuade artists to make prints with them. Also, he touches on the emergence of flippers in the prints market and how Counter Editions tries to sell artworks to genuine collectors. Further, Robert takes us behind the curtain and explains how they collaborate with artists on deciding every aspect of a print, such as the subject matter, medium, size and edition size. Lastly, Robert shares why he thinks prints are a great way for new collectors to start building their collections.

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