Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Mary McCauley ArtTactic Podcast

Mary McCauley – The Baltimore Sun

16 November 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mary McCauley, arts report for The Baltimore Sun, joins us to discuss the Baltimore Museum of Art’s controversial attempt to deaccession three paintings from the museum’s permanent collection. First, Mary tells us about the paintings by Andy Warhol, Brice Marden and Clyfford Still and their history with the museum’s collection. Then, she reveals what the museum’s motivation was to sell the paintings and why they ultimately decided against it. Also, she speculates why the museum received such intense scrutiny while other museums haven’t. Lastly, Mary tells us how the residents of Baltimore felt about the museum’s controversial decision.

Susan J. Mumford – ArtAML

9 November 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Susan J. Mumford, CEO and co-founder of ArtAML, a technology company that provides anti-money laundering checks and expertise for the art market. First, Susan explains what anti-money laundering is and details the new major AML regulation in Europe that is starting to impact the art world. Then, she walk us through how art transactions are changing as a result of the new regulations. Also, Susan explains how ArtAML’s tools make it easier for businesses to comply with AML regulations. Further, Susan tells us about the extent of regulations outside of Europe and art markets in other regions are following certain AML practices.

Reena Devi – CoBo Social

29 October 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Reena Devi, arts journalist and critic, joins us to discuss her recent article in CoBo Social about the lack of innovation in the art fair experience. First, Reena recaps the online art fair experience since the pandemic started and details how different fairs are approaching their online platforms. Then, she shares what motivated her to write an article on the lack of evolution of the art fair experience. Also, Reena explains why she believes the online art fairs actually reveal a larger problem pertaining to art fairs. Further, Reena identifies some of the reasons why we haven’t seen major progress in the art fair experience in a long time. Lastly, she looks ahead to the future of art fairs and if she expects more of the same or real innovation.

Behind The Report: Then & Now: The YBAs

19 October 2020

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our brand new series of reports, Then & Now, that will explore how different artist groups or movements from the past are faring in today’s auction market. In this first edition of the series, we look at the group of Young British Artists (YBAs) who emerged during the 1990s and in particular, those artists that participated in the infamous Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1997. This includes Damien Hirst, Jenny Saville, Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Glenn Brown, Marc Quinn, Sarah Lucas and many others.

Laura Hoptman – The Drawing Center

12 October 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Laura Hoptman, executive director at The Drawing Center, joins us to discuss how she has managed the museum throughout the pandemic. First, Laura introduces us to The Drawing Center, including the museum’s history and mission. Then, she describes what it was like to have the museum close abruptly due to the pandemic and how she managed the museum throughout COVID. Also, Laura explains how the museum was able to continue to interact with visitors despite being physically closed. Further, Laura addresses how The Drawing Center has and is continuing to address the racial inequality discussions that have dominated society. Lastly, Laura previews their current exhibition, 100 Drawings from Now, a large group exhibition featuring drawings available for sale to raise funds for the museum.

Michael Klein – Sotheby’s

1 October 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Michael Klein, head of Sotheby’s Mei Moses, joins us to discuss how the art market is performing during the COVID-19 pandemic according to Sotheby’s Mei Moses index. First, Michael familiarizes us with the history Mei Moses index and explains how it works. Then, he reveals that while total auction sales are down significantly during the pandemic, the art market is actually performing better than it did last year. Michael also explains why the supply of art is down more than demand for art and the ramifications of that in the short-term and long-term. Finally, Michael tells us the truth about the trend of new millennial art collectors.

Thomas Girst – BMW

25 September 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Thomas Girst, global head of BMW Group Cultural Engagement. First, Thomas discusses the history of BMW’s extensive cultural engagement in the visual arts. Then, he shares how BMW Group Cultural Engagement has been impacted by the COVID pandemic. Also, Thomas reveals why we will unfortunately see less support of the visual arts from companies as a result of this crisis. Additionally, Thomas explains how he measures the success of the initiatives he spearheads at BMW. Finally, he offers advice for cultural organizations seeking corporate engagement.

Behind The Report: Artist Market Report George Condo

21 September 2020

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Artist Market Report on George Condo in which we take a look at different aspects of his market and career including the term he coined Artificial Realism, his exhibition and institutional history, as well as an in-depth look at every aspect of his auction market.

Evan Beard – Bank of America Private Bank

14 September 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Evan Beard, National Art Service Executive at Bank of America Private Bank, updates us on the art lending space. First, Evan categorizes the different types of lenders in the art financing industry and reveals which bucket Bank of America Private Bank falls in. Then, Evan shares how the COVID-19 pandemic along with the associated economic swings have impacted art lending activities. Also, he explains why art financing is no longer a niche practice within the art world. Lastly, Evan identifies a few key challenges facing the growth of the art lending industry in the medium to long term.

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