Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Tim Schneider – The Gray Market

7 February 2024

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Tim Schneider, the writer behind the Gray Market and the acting art market editor at The Art Newspaper. Tim shares his art market predictions for 2024, which touch on auction sales, fallout from the Israel-Hamas war, Patrick Drahi’s ownership of Sotheby’s, the consolidation of art fairs and AI-powered image generator.


Julia Halperin – The Art Newspaper

15 January 2024

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Julia Halperin, freelance journalist, co-founder of the Burns Halperin Report and columnist for the Art Newspaper. First, Julia discusses the increasing trend of museum curators moving into gallery positions. Then, she identifies some of the primary reasons why we are seeing this exodus. Also, Julia explains why art professionals in other roles within museums are also fleeing for commercial galleries. Lastly, she speculates what this trend may mean for the future of the museum space.


Magnus Renfrew – ART SG

8 January 2024

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we preview this year’s edition of ART SG with Magnus Renfrew, co-founder of the fair. First, Magnus identifies some of the primary reasons for the surge in interest in Singapore from the art world. Then, he compares Singapore’s art ecosystem to some other flourishing regions in Asia. Also, Magnus discusses exhibitors’ different strategies for ART SG as well as their approach to Singapore. Further, he clarifies how exhibiting galleries are feeling about the art market as we begin 2024.

Oliver Miro – Vortic

26 December 2023

While in Miami for the fairs, our Adam Green had an opportunity to host a live podcast at Untitled Art during the opening hours of the fair. He was in conversation with Oliver Miro, who is from Victoria Miro Gallery and also is the founder of Vortic, an art led platform that aims to create a connected, collaborative conversation around immersive 3D, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) exhibitions from the world’s leading galleries and institutions. During the conversation, Adam chatted with Oliver about the Vortic platform, trends in how art is being consumed and shared digitally. as well as what the future may look like for exhibitions, art fairs and other events as a result of technological innovations.


Sarah Douglas – ARTnews

13 December 2023

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 with Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief of ARTnews and Art in America. First, Sarah shares what the mood was like at the fair this year and explains why everyone was asking about it during the fair. Then, she identifies some of the most noteworthy sales at this year’s edition of the fair as well as some of the aesthetic trends relating to the art on view. Also, Sarah addresses if Art Basel Miami occurring at the end of the year is having a negative impact on the fair. Lastly, she reveals how market participants are feeling heading into 2024.

Rebecca Anne Proctor – Art in Saudi Arabia: A New Creative Economy?

2 December 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we discuss the developing art market in Saudi Arabia with Rebecca Anne Proctor, author of the new book Art in Saudi Arabia: A New Creative Economy?. First, Rebecca explains Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy and how the development of its local art scene plays a big part of it. Then, she shares what the contemporary art scene in Saudi Arabia was like before the Kingdom’s Vision initiative and how much it has changed since then. Also, Rebecca reveals how the international art community has responded to Saudi Arabia’s desire to play a larger role in the contemporary art world and if it has faced strong criticism such as we saw with the Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the LIV Golf tour. Lastly, Rebecca predicts how the art scene in Saudi Arabia will look in 5-10 years from today.

Jeff Lawson – Untitled Art

26 November 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jeff Lawson, founder of Untitled Art, ahead of their annual Miami fair. First, Jeff tells us about when he established Untitled Art and shares how much the Miami art scene has changed since then. After, he discusses how Untitled fits into the Miami art fair ecosystem. Also, Jeff speculates why there has been a surge of interest in emerging artists over the last few years. Additionally, he reveals how the fair’s exhibitors are feeling heading into the final test of the art market in 2023. Jeff also responds to NADA Miami changing the starting date of their fair this year to the same day as Untitled. Lastly, he previews this year’s iteration of Untitled.


Behind The Report: Auction Analysis New York Marquee Evening Auctions – November 2023

20 November 2023

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Auction Analysis: New York Marquee Evening Auctions – November 2023 report, in which we present an in-depth comparative analysis of the Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art evening sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips in New York in November 2023.

Daniel Cassady – ARTnews

2 November 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we preview this month’s major New York auctions with Daniel Cassady, art business reporter for ARTnews. First, Daniel identifies some of the indicators that the art market is softening heading into the auctions. Then, he answers if the sales will be the biggest test for the art market since the pandemic. After, Daniel discusses some of the major estates and artworks heading to auction this month. Lastly, Daniel speaks about Art Basel Miami, the last major art market event of the year.

Melane Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

20 October 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap this year’s edition of Frieze London with Melanie Gerlis, columnist & contributor at the Financial Times, editor at large at The Art Newspaper and author of Art as an Investment? A survey of comparative assets and The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride. First, Melanie discusses how prologned economic uncertainty as well as the recent tragedies in Israel impacted the mood of the week. Then, she revealed if a softening of the market was noticeable in London. Also, Melanie tells us if Paris+ is becoming a more important fair and week in the art world calendar than Frieze London. Lastly, she identifies the art market’s next big test.