Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Rebecca Anne Proctor – Independent Journalist

5 April 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Rebecca Anne Proctor, an independent journalist based in Dubai, to recap this year’s edition of Art Dubai, the first major art fair to occur in person in 2021. First, Rebecca updates us on the current situation in Dubai regarding COVID. Then, she shares her experience of attending Art Dubai in person and reveals the notable differences between this year’s edition and previous ones. Also, Rebecca reveals how safe she and other attendees felt at the fair. Then, she tells us how eager galleries were to participate in the fair. Lastly, Rebecca answers based on her in person experience if she feels more confident that art fairs later this year will occur.

Barry Avrich – Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art

22 March 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Barry Avrich, producer and director at Melbar Entertainment Group joins us to chat about his new documentary Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art that chronicles the events of the largest art fraud in American history. First, Barry shares a brief recap of the infamous Knoedler Gallery art fraud. Then, he tells us what inspired him to make a documentary about this unprecedented fraud. Also, he reveals how eager Ann Freedman, the former director of Knoedler Gallery, was to participate in the documentary and if Barry believes Ann knew she was selling fake artworks or not. Then Barry explains why the blame seems to fall on Ann, rather than Glafira Rosales, who was selling the fakes to Knoedler Gallery, and the forger, Pei-Shen Qian. Finally, Barry tells us if the art world has changed in any meaningful way as a result of the Knoeder Gallery fraud.

Francesca Bellini-Joseph – ACT Programme

9 March 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Francesca Bellini-Joseph, founder of ACT Programme, an online platform that offers art career transformation programs for the art world. First, we talk to Francesca about her career path and why she eventually established ACT Programme. Then, she explains why artists need to consider themselves entrepreneurs rather than simply artists. Also, Francesca reveals some of the skills that artists are taught in their artist program. Regarding galleries, Francesca highlights certain things that galleries could be doing differently to improve their businesses, which became especially evident during the pandemic. And finally, she identifies some of the different areas Act Programme focuses on in the program they offer galleries.

 

Bimpe Nkontchou – W8 Advisory

2 March 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Bimpe┬áNkontchou, founder & managing principal of W8 Advisory, a multi-family office and wealth management practice, based in London, focused on high net worth African families. First, we ask Bimpe why there is suddenly increased focus on the contemporary African art scene. Then, she tells us if African high net worth families are viewing contemporary African art as an alternative asset class. Also, Bimpe shares if Africans are beginning to collect art in response to the increased popularity of contemporary African art. Additionally, she explains how vital art patronage is to the African art community as well as the important role established African artists are playing to ensure that emerging artists can develop their practices and careers.

 

Ochuko Ojiri – Ramp Gallery

22 February 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Ochuko Ojiri, founder of Ramp Gallery, a London-based gallery specializing in emerging and contemporary artists. First, Chuko updates us on the lockdown in London and how it is impacting galleries. Then, he tells us how the gallery has been able to find success despite opening just a few months before the pandemic started. Also, Chuko shares how younger artists have managed through the pandemic, explains the positive impact of Instagram on both his gallery and his artists and offers advice to emerging artists who are just beginning their careers.

Matty Soudagar – DCL Blogger

10 February 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Matty Soudagar, who runs a prominent blog, DCL Blogger, focused on investing in NFTs and digital art. First, Matty explains what non-fungible token (NFT for short) means and what is a digital artwork. Then, he shares to what extent digital art collectors display the art in their homes versus investors who are purely motivated by financial motives. Next, Matty reveals how seamless it is to buy and sell NFTs on the blockchain. Also, Matty tells us if the significant volatility of cryptocurrencies makes it difficult to purchase digital artworks with them. Additionally, he identifies some of the leading digital artists at the moment as well as some of the most popular marketplaces to browse and purchase artworks.

Behind The Report: NextGen Artist Monitor Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

30 January 2021

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our NextGen Artist Monitor report on Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, in which we take a look at different aspects of her market and career including her lengthy institutional support as well as her market.

Rachel Bers – The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

21 January 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rachel Bers, director of the grant making program at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. First, Rachel shares the history of the foundation and the motivation for Andy Warhol founding it upon his death. Then, she explains the different types of grants the foundation gives to arts organizations. Also, Rachel tells us how the foundation’s granting activities have changed in response to the pandemic.

Scott Reyburn – Art Market Journalist

14 January 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Scott Reyburn, art market journalist who frequently writes in The New York Times and The Art Newspaper, joins us to discuss the red chip art phenomenon, a new term he coined to describe the art by younger artists that have appeared at auction selling for staggering amounts. First, Scott tells us about the term he coined and the corresponding phenomenon happening at auction. Then, Scott identifies some of the noticeable differences between this current art market cycle and previous ones. Also, he discusses the role that Instagram is playing in the art market to push demand and prices for art by emerging artists. Further, Scott explains why the current market has some questioning art as an alternative asset and shares if insiders believe this current trend will continue for the next few years.

Zachary Small – The New York Times

8 January 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Zachary Small, contributor at The New York Times, joins us to discuss looming increased regulations in the US antiquities market. First, Zachary tells us about the National Defense Authorization Act passed by US Congress which includes new regulations for the antiquities market. Then, he reveals how much push back there has been from the art trade, who generally prefer a more opaque marketplace. Also, Zachary shares if the extent of illicit sales of antiquities is truly known. Finally, he offers a timeline for when the regulations may be implemented.

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