Anders Petterson |

Anders Petterson – ArtTactic

29 January 2017
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson

Anders Petterson | is founder and managing director of ArtTactic, speaks with us about ArtTactic’s inaugural edition of our South Asian Art Market Report. The report is now available to download for free. First, Anders provides us with some background on the report and why ArtTactic is launching its inaugural edition now. Then, he shares some of the key findings from the report.  Also, Anders tells us whats next in regard to ArtTactic research reports coming out in the near future.

Puneet Shah

Puneet Shah – Akara Art

18 January 2017
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Puneet Shah.

Puneet Shah is founder of Akara Art. Firstly, Akara Art is a Mumbai gallery.  the gallery is home to Indian modern and contemporary artists. Puneet joins us to talk about the state of the Indian art market. Furthermore, Puneet reflects on recently launching an art gallery in India. Notably, he identifies some of the positive and challenging trends facing the Indian art market as we enter 2017. Finally, Puneet describes the aesthetics of the art made by notable contemporary Indian artists.

Javier Lambreras

Javier Lumbreras – Artemundi

13 January 2017
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Javier Lumbreras, CEO of Artemundi Management Limited, joins us to talk about his recently closed art investment fund.

Javier Lumbreras also talks about the art fund industry. First, Javier reflects on his first fund and shares with us his five golden rules for managing a successful art investment fund, a rarity in the art world. 

Then, Javier identifies some of the challenges and obstacles he faced when launching and managing the fund that he didn’t foresee.  Also, he speculates as to why more art funds haven’t successfully launched in the art world given its appeal as an alternative asset.  Lastly, given the art market and macroeconomy has changed over the past five years, Javier details to what extent he will modify his strategy and approach for his second fund.


Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

26 December 2016

In this end of the year episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, reflects on the major art market events of 2016. First, Katya takes the art market’s contraction (at the auction level in particular) as the major headline of 2016. Next, she identifies Agnes Martin, Yayoi Kusama, Kerry James Marshall, and Harold Ancart as artists who had the best year. Katya also details Instagram’s increasing influence over the past year in terms of how artists are discovered and artworks are sold. Lastly, Katya shares with us how market participants are feeling about the state of the art market as we head into 2017.

Robin Pogrebin

Robin Pogrebin – The New York Times

8 December 2016
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture reporter for The New York Times.

Robin Pogrebin joins us to recap Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Robin discusses how visitors and gallerists felt about the relatively slow pace of the fair this year.  He also identifies some of the reasons why this year wasn’t as expeditious as in the past. Then, she describes the type of artists and artworks that were on display for sale at this year’s fair. Also, Robin touches on the difference between the art world and the art market’s reaction to Trump’s election victory. Lastly, Robin explains the significance of the Rubell collection and the other notable Miami-based private contemporary art collections as tastemakers for the contemporary art world.

Bose Krishnamachari

Bose Krishnamachari – Kochi-Muziris Biennale

5 December 2016
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Bose Krishnamachari, director of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

Bose Krishnamachari is director of Kochi-Muziri, the Indian based contemporary art biennale.  Bose joins us ahead of their biennale starting on December 12th. First, Bose tells us about the history of the biennale. He also tells us what distinguishes it from other ones in the art world. Then, he reveals how it has influenced the Indian and South Asian art scene as well as its perception abroad. Also, Bose discusses the current state of the South Asian contemporary art market and where he sees it headed in the future.

Patrick and Shea of Paddle8

Shea Goli and Patrick van der Vorst – Paddle8

29 November 2016

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast Patrick and Shea (Paddle8’s Shea Goli, head of the London contemporary sale, and Patrick van der Vorst, UK CEO).


Patrick and Shea update us on the online auction house.  This following the merger with Auctionata.  They also share news about their first live streaming auctions. First, six months after the announced merger with Auctionata, Patrick and Shea tell us the ways in which Paddle8 has benefited from joining with competitor Auctionata. Then, they highlight areas of strength and weakness in the mid-market, where the majority of the art market operates.

Additionally, with major auction houses recently launching eCommerce platforms, Shea and Patrick reveal Paddle’s pitch to persuade consignors to sell with them. Also, they tell us about their upcoming Paddle8 Pad. The Paddle8 Pad is a set of live streaming auctions and why they decided to pursue the live sales format. Lastly, they highlight some lots from their inaugural live sales.

Judd Tully

Judd Tully – Art + Auction

23 November 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully.

Judd Tully is editor at large of Art + Auction.  He joins us to recap last week’s major post-war and contemporary sales in New York. First, Judd reveals the mood of the art market just ahead of the auctions, following the US election. He compares the mood to the summer auctions that occurred in London shortly after Brexit. Then, he highlights some of the key takeaways from the auction results and what it indicates for the health of the art market. Also, Judd touches on the sustainability of Adrian Ghenie’s incredible market surge as well as why Phillips’ sale last week was a “breakthrough” for the auction house.

Ari Grazi

Ari Grazi – Indiewalls

7 November 2016
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ari Grazi, president and co-founder of Indiewalls.

Indiewalls is an online art platform created to connect designers, interior decorators and businesses with artists. Ari Grazi joins us to discuss the commercial art space. First, Ari explains how Indiewalls is different than so many other art eCommerce websites. It focuses on corporate clients seeking art for commercial spaces, rather than individual collectors. Then, he reveals to what extent owners of commercial property, such as hotels, are concerned with the art that hangs on their walls. This, from both an aesthetic and cost perspective. Also, Ari tell us how much competition there is in this unique area of the art market. He identifies the types of artists who submit artworks on his platform and he shares some metrics on the company’s recent performance.

Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris – The Art Newspaper

30 October 2016
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we hear from Gareth Harris.

Gareth Harris is chief contributing editor at The Art Newspaper and contributor to the Financial Times. He recaps the French contemporary art fair FIAC and touches on how Brexit may impact the UK art market. First, Gareth outlines some of the major differences between FIAC, which occurred last week in Paris, and Frieze, which took place the preceding week in London. Also, Gareth observed that many American collectors were missing from this year’s edition of FIAC and he speculates on why that was the case. Then, he summarises how the fair did from a sales perspective. Additionally, Gareth identifies some of the major aspects of the UK art market that may be impacted by Brexit. He also examines if/how participants in the market are preparing in any way for the eventual exit from the EU.