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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Adam Popescu – The New York Times

21 March 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Popescu, writer for The New York Times, joins us to discuss Damien Hirst’s exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles featuring his abstract, colorful paintings from his new series of work. First, Adam talks about the scene at the opening of the exhibition and tells us how much clout Hirst still possesses both inside and outside of the art world. Then, Adam tells us how important it is to Hirst and to art collectors that the artist personally painted the works in the exhibition, rather than his studio assistants, who have painted many of his older paintings. Also, he reveals what Hirst says is the message behind the new works, how the paintings are being received by the art world and if the show is viewed as a success for Hirst.

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Maria Brito – Maria Brito

6 March 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Maria Brito, a New York based art advisor, curator and author. First, Marias offers advice to both new collectors who are building their collections as well as established collections seeking to refine their collections. Then, she comments on the strength of the art market at the moment and identifies which areas in particular are flourishing. Also, Maria names some emerging artists she feels are flying under the radar. Additionally, Maria discusses how she leverages Instagram to build her art advisory and make new contacts. Lastly, she tells us about her new #MBCultureFiles video series.

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Frances Oglesby – Artive

2 March 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Frances Oglesby, global operations manager of Artive, joins us to discuss the non-profit organization that aims to provide a universal, digital and searchable archive for works of art and cultural property. First, Frances explains Artive’s mission, then she explains the two aspects of their database, those who submit artworks on the database, if they have been victims of crime, and those who search the database, as a due diligence exercise. Also, she reveals how they built a database containing over 150,000 artworks, discusses the importance of their image recognition technology and clarifies why they are registered as a non-profit.

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Anne Bruder – Anne Bruder Art

22 February 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Anne Bruder, founder of Anne Bruder Art, a New York-based art advisory firm specializing in contemporary art. First, Anne shares with us how she helps new collectors figure out what kind of art they like and want to have in their collections. Then, she reveals how often her clients consider the investment component of a potential acquisition and what advise she gives her clients who ask about art as an investment. Also, Anne explains the best strategy for collectors who are trying to get in the front of a gallery waiting list for a hot artist. Lastly, Anne lists some emerging artists she’s currently excited about and advising her clients to consider for their collections.

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Anders Petterson – ArtTactic

7 February 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder and CEO of ArtTactic, joins us to share his insights on the art market in 2018 from ArtTactic’s brand new report, Global Art Market Outlook 2018. First, Anders recaps the performance of the art market in 2017. Then, he describes the overall sentiment in the art market as we enter 2018 and how it varies based on price point. Also, he reveals how sentiment differs for the different major regions in the global art market.

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Asher Edelman – Artemus

25 January 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Asher Edelman, a founding member and CEO of Artemus, an art financing and leasing company. First, Asher explains the concept of their sale-leaseback program and how it works. Then, he shares some compelling reasons as to why it’s a preferable route for individuals over simply obtaining loans against your artworks. Also, Asher discusses the current landscape of the art financing space, including where Artemus sits relative to their competitors. Lastly, Asher speculates where the art market may be heading in 2018.

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Georgina Adam – Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century

17 January 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Georgina Adam, contributor at the Financial Times and art market editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper, joins us to chat about some of the key topics in her brand new book, Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century. First, Georgina identifies how prevalent certain shady aspects of the art market are, such as fakes, tax avoidance, money laundering, etc. Then, she discusses the secretive nature of freeports and what it was like to walk through Le Freeport in Luxembourg. Also, Georgina dissects the greatest example of speculation during the last boom, the Zombie Formalist movement, and where the artists, galleries and collectors are today. Lastly, Georgina reveals the most interesting legal dispute in the art market today and she tells us to what extent greater regulation should be introduced in the marketplace.

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Mary Buschman – ARIS Title Insurance

9 January 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mary Buschman, president of ARIS Title Insurance, joins us to discuss the growing art title insurance space. First, Mary explains what art title insurance is and why it’s important to purchase it. Then, Mary walks us through what typically occurs if someone else claims to own the title of an artwork you own. Also, she tells us how art title insurance would have played a factor in some of the recent cases in which dealers deceived clients by selling an artwork to multiple people. Finally, Mary discusses how the globalization of the art market has increased art title risk and shares with us trends regarding the rate at which art title insurance is being purchased by collectors.

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