Lisanne Skyler – Brillo Box (3¢ OFF)

20 July 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Lisanne Skyler, writer and director of Brillo Box (3¢ OFF), a documentary film following an Andy Warhol Brillo Box sculpture as it makes its way from her family’s living room to the auction block at Christie’s. The film debuts on HBO on August 7th at 10 PM ET. First, Lisanne shares with us what kind of collectors her parents were to purchase the artwork in 1969 for $1,000 at a time when nearly the entire art world was critical of Warhol’s new sculptures. Then, she tells us how many people foresaw Warhol’s importance and eventual legacy in the 1970’s when her parents sold the artwork. Also, Lisanne reveals why she believes the Brillo Box sculpture is such an important work in not only Warhol’s oeuvre but also in American pop art. Lastly, she recounts her parents’ emotions when they saw the Brillo Box sell at Christie’s for $3 million.


Liviu Tanasoaica & Balint Ferenczy – Vastari

13 July 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Liviu Tanasoaica, traveling exhibitions manager, and Balint Ferenczy, collections specialist, both from Vastari, an online platform focused on connecting collectors and museums curators for exhibitions as well as enabling institutions to collaborate with each other. First, Liviu and Balint explain how Vastari’s platform works for collectors and museum curators. Then, they discuss the different motivations for collectors seeking to include their artworks in museum shows. Also, they explain how difficult it is, without Vastari, for collectors to even connect with museums. Lastly, they share some success stories from their platform.


Anny Shaw – The Art Newspaper

7 July 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anny Shaw, UK correspondent and art market reporter for The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap last week’s post-war and contemporary auctions in London. First, Anny discusses how Christie’s absence from the June sales impacted the makeup of the other auction houses’ sales as well as the sentiment heading into the week. Then, she details Sotheby’s performance and more interestingly the successes of Phillips and Bonham’s sales. Further, Anny speculates what the future looks like for the auction calendar in June.


Robin Pogrebin – The New York Times

28 June 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture reporter for The New York Times, joins us to discuss the recent phenomenon of an increasing number of small and mid size galleries closing in the US. First, Robin identifies art fairs, social media and mega galleries as the major reasons why this trend is occurring at this time. Also, Robin speculates if this pattern is temporary or if a shift in the way art transactions occur is responsible. Then. she explains why social media hasn’t helped small and mid size galleries as much as they anticipated. Lastly, Robin reveals what typically happens to artists represented by these now closed galleries.


Judd Tully – Art + Auction Magazine

24 June 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art + Auction Magazine, joins us to recap Art Basel. First, Judd lists the reasons behind the extremely positive reception to this year’s fair. Then, Judd reveals what we learned about the state of the art market as a result of the reported sales at Art Basel. Also, he discusses the growing difference in pricing at Art Basel between blue chip art and primary market material. Lastly, Judd discusses the extent to which artworks from the big winners in the May auctions, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, were on display at this edition of Art Basel.


Ariane Moser and Frank Morey – The Art Due Diligence Group

15 June 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ariane Moser, COO of Artive, and Frank Morey, CEO of Virtus Risk Management, joins us to speak about the Art Due Diligence Group, a new due diligence service in which they both belong, designed for the art trade. First, Ariane and Frank explain the purpose of the group and why an art collector would be interested in their services. Then, they identify some of the major challenges that collectors encounter during transactions and how Art Due Diligence can aid in avoiding them. Also, Ariane and Frank predict how the future of the art market will look and specifically the extent of due diligence that will occur surrounding high-value transactions.


Simon Hornby – Crozier Fine Arts

8 June 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Simon Hornby, President of Crozier Fine Arts, a New York City based art storage, shipping and logistics company, joins us to discuss the art storage industry. First, given the significant expansion of the art market over the past decade as well as the increase in the diversity of collectors, Simon reveals what trends he’s seeing in the art storage space. Then, Simon explains the different motivations why art storage is utilized by collectors and galleries and reveals to what extent art storage is simply used as a parking spot for collectors to buy and sell art. Also, he details why climate change has lead to an increased demand for art storage. Finally, Simon tells us the degree to which art storage facilities located within freeports compete with those located outside of them.


Johannes Frohlich – Project Art

1 June 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Johannes Frohlich, co-founder and CEO of Project Art, joins us to talk about his online art startup. First, Johannes introduces us to Project Art, a crowd curated online art marketplace. Then, he explains how he thinks he can differentiate Project Art from competitors in the crowded art e-commerce industry. Also, Johannes touches on how they attract emerging artists to sell on their platform as well as their strategy for targeting collectors around the world.


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.


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.