Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Melanie Gerlis – The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride

7 February 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Melanie Gerlis, art market columnist for the Financial Times, about her brand new book, The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride. First, Melanie shares the history of when art fairs originated and what was their original purpose. Then, she identifies some of the most pivotal moments in the modern history of art fairs that had a significant impact on the art market. Also, Melanie explains why art fairs today are so polarizing and speculates how long this feeling has persisted. Lastly, she predicts how art fairs may substantially evolve in the next several years.

Emily Mae Smith – Artist

31 January 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by the artist Emily Mae Smith. We chat with Emily about having an artist’s voice included in conversations about the art market, the stigma of artists following and speaking about their market, how she is managing her career now that she has commercial and institutional success and she also shares some advice to rising artists.


Jamie Bennett and Jan Serwart – Larry’s List and NAMAC

21 January 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Jamie Bennett, head of social media and partnerships at Larry’s List, an art market knowledge company, and Jan Serwart, founder of NAMAC, a quantitative art market research company, join us to discuss their Art Collector Instagram Attention Report. First, Jamie and Jan tell us why all of the interactions on Instagram between users is important information that can be extracted to provide insights on what is going on in the art market. Then, they explain how exactly they assessed how much attention artists were receiving on Instagram. After, Jamie and Jan reveal who were the top attention receiving artists in their report. Also, they shared some key differences in attention artists received by geography.

Marek Claassen – Limna

7 January 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Marek Claassen, co-founder of Artfacts and Limna, joins us to discuss how they are using data and technology to democratize the art market. First, Marek explains why they have been tracking thousands of artists’ exhibition history for years and how they have been doing it. Then, he shares what he has learned about how important an artist’s exhibition history is to their cultural importance, longevity and price. Then, Marek reveals details about his new app, Limna, a machine learning app leveraging Artfact’s database, including providing suggested values for artworks for sale on the primary market.


Benjamin Sutton – The Art Newspaper

23 December 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Benjamin Sutton, editor of the Americas at The Art Newspaper, joins us for our end of the year podcast to recap the art market in 2021. First, Benjamin shares his biggest moment of the art market this past year. Then, he reveals some of the winners in the art market in 2021. Also, Benjamin identifies the trends in art that defined the year. Lastly, Benjamin gives a bold prediction for the art market in 2022.

Denis Belkevich – Fuelarts

16 December 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Denis Belkevich, co-founder of Fuelarts, the first and only accelerator for art and tech startups. First, Denis explains how the accelerator works including how they select companies and how they help develop their businesses. Then, Denis identifies some significant innovation opportunities within the art market. Also, he reveals if the art world is seeing increased interest from investors in conjunction with the surging art market. Finally, Denis explains why when it comes to the art world, certain types of investors are preferable over others.

Jamie Yu – Poly Auction

9 December 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Jamie Yu, head of modern and contemporary art at Poly Auction, the leading auction house in China, to chat about the Chinese art market. First, Jamie tells us a little bit about Poly Auction and how it fits within the Chinese art market. Then, she identifies some of the most significant ways the Chinese art market has evolved over the past decade. Also, Jamie touches on Chinese art collectors pursuing emerging artists, especially at auction. Further, Jamie touches on social media, private museums and foundations, and some of the misconceptions about the Chinese art market.


Judd Tully – Independent Arts Journalist

24 November 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, independent arts journalist, helps us recap the major November contemporary auctions. First, Judd tells us about how the Macklowe sale, that earned almost $700 million, came to be and how the provenance impacted the sales results. Then, he compares the strength of the current contemporary art market to previous periods. Also, Judd tells us if insiders had positive feelings following the sales or if there is concern of a looming bubble.

Anders Petterson – ArtTactic

17 November 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by our founder Anders Petterson, to discuss our brand new NFT Art Market Report. First, Anders explains what ultimately persuaded him to start covering NFTs at ArtTactic and produce an NFT Art Market Report. Then, he shares if it is a small group of artists who are thriving or is it quite expansive. Also, Anders comments on the significant gender gap in the NFT market and if it is being addressed in any meaningful way. Lastly, Anders shares his view on in NFTs are here to stay.