Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Pierre Valentin – Constantine Cannon

4 October 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Pierre Valentin, partner at Constantine Cannon and also founder and chair of International Catalogue Raisonné Association. First, Pierre tells us what exactly a catalogue raisonné is. Then, he identifies some of the most common ways they are used by different market participants. Also, Pierre reveals how catalogue raisonnés have evolved in the past year fews. Lastly, Pierre offers advice to living artists to ensure they will be able to more easily create a catalogue raisonné of their work later in their career.

Devang Thakkar – Christie’s Ventures

13 September 2022

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Devang Thakkar, Head of Christie’s Ventures, about their new area of the business, Christie’s Ventures. First, Devang explains what Christie’s Ventures is and what motivated the auction house to want to establish a venture capital branch. Then, he describes Christie’s mindset now regarding exploring different types of opportunities and investments even in this uncertain economic climate. After, Devang shares how Christie’s can leverage its experience, expertise and brand in the art market so their investments are more than purely financial. Also, he identifies some areas of how NFTs are collected that can be improved so it can mature as a collectible. Lastly, Devang share details about Christie’s Ventures’ first investment.

John Wiley – Hagerty

30 August 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, John Wiley, manager of valuation analytics at Hagerty, an American automotive lifestyle and membership company, helps us recap the record setting Monterey classic car auctions. First, John shares if the record shattering $469 million auctions was a surprising result. Then, he reveals who is fueling this robust market at these price levels. Additionally, John identifies some of the most noteworthy results, some surprises and potential areas of weakness in the market moving forward.

Andy St. Louis – Seoul Art Friend

25 August 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Andy St. Louis, a Seoul based art critic and founder of Seoul Art Friend, an online platform dedicated to promoting contemporary Korean art. First, Andy shares how Seoul became a burgeoning contemporary art hub in such a short period of time. Then, he details the the infrastructure of the art market in Seoul and how it compares to other major art markets. Also, Andy speculates why Frieze choose Seoul as the Asian city to host their fair and reveals what locals’ expectations are for the fair. Lastly, he identifies some challenges for the Korean art market moving forward.

Adam Green and Anders Petterson – Mailbag Podcast Episode

2 August 2022

In this week’s special mailbag podcast episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, ArtTactic’s Adam Green and Anders Petterson answer questions from listeners focused on the art market’s surge during the pandemic, what happens during a recession, the rise and fall of NFTs, fractional ownership and more.

Rebecca Fine – Athena Art Finance x Yieldstreet

20 July 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Rebecca Fine, Managing Director at Athena Art Finance x Yieldstreet. First, Rebecca tells us about Athena Art Finance and Yieldstreet and how art fits into their offerings. Then she shares more about their art funds including how they build a portfolio of art. Also, Rebecca reveals who is the typical type of investor attracted to art funds, whether it is existing art collectors or those without exposure to the art market. Additionally, she clarifies how the inflationary, bull market of the past two years has changed art funds’ appeal to prospective investors, she compares their products to Masterworks and she gives her forecasts on the art market in the short and medium term.

Simon de Pury – de PURY

14 July 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Simon de Pury, founder of de PURY, about the announcement of their new series of curated auctions in which artists receive the proceeds from the auction. First, Simon shares the concept behind this new auction series and how it came about. Then, he speculates why we are at a point now where artists are more inclined to embrace auctions after it being such a taboo arena for them for so many years. Also, Simon reflects on how long he has been contemplating artists’ exclusion from the auction process and how they can be more involved. After, he reveals what conversations were like with artists who wanted to participate and why some chose not to do so.


Saša Bogojev – Contemporary Art Now

29 June 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Saša Bogojev, curator at Contemporary Art Now, a brand new art fair opening July 13-17 in Ibiza. First, Saša chats about his previous experiences as contributing editor for Juxtapoz and tells us what it was like to review numerous exhibitions for the prominent publication. Then, he shares his thoughts on some of the most exciting trends in contemporary art. After, Saša explains how he became the curator of the new art fair, Contemporary Art Now. Further, he details how Contemporary Art Now differentiates itself from other art fairs, he identifies some of his favorite booths that will be at the fair and he reveals some of his longer term goals for the fair.

Naomi Rea – Artnet News

21 June 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Naomi Rea, European market editor at Artnet News, helps us recap this year’s edition of Art Basel. Being the first iteration of the fair in its summer spot since before the pandemic, Naomi first tells us what the atmosphere was like and if it felt similar to pre-pandemic editions. Also, she reveals if the fair was well attended by participants outside of Europe. Additionally, Naomi describes the level of sales at the fair this year and identifies some of the most noteworthy ones. Then, she discusses a change in Art Basel exhibitor rules that magnified the divide between younger and more established artists that we are witnessing in the market. Further, Naomi shares to what extent the economic uncertainty we are witnessing permeated into the art fair. Lastly, she clarifies where market sentiment sits as we head into the summer months.


Judd Tully – Independent Arts Journalist

9 June 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, an independent arts journalist who contributes regularly to ARTnews and The Art Newspaper, helps us recap the busy May art market consisting of several art fairs and auctions. First, Judd identifies some of the major takeaways from the May NY auctions. Then, he shares what market insiders are saying about the incredible prices achieved by rising artists at auction. Also, Judd addresses if the art market has been negatively impacted by a declining stock market, rising inflation and increased geopolitical conflicts. Further, he touches on Art Basel Hong Kong and how China is dealing with being isolated from the rest of the art market. Lastly, Judd details some new changes to auction regulations in New York which may have major ramifications on the auction industry.