Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Judd Tully – Independent Arts Journalist

24 May 2023

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Judd Tully, an independent arts journalist who contributes regularly to The Art Newspaper, to help us recap last week’s major New York post-war & contemporary auctions. First, Judd helps us put last week’s NY auctions in perspective given the weak results. Then, he identifies certain artists and price points that performed better than others. After, Judd shares how insiders reacted to the auction results. Also, he speculates what comes next after a soft sales season like we just experienced. Lastly, looking forward, Judd identifies some of the next major events in the art world he will be observing to see how the market performs.

Rosie Allan – Sophie Macpherson Ltd

3 May 2023

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Rosie Allan, managing director of Sophie Macpherson Ltd, to recap their brand new SML Art Market Salary Report, focused on the job market in the art world. First, Rosie shares why they produced the report as well as some of its key findings. Then, she identifies some of the ways increased wage transparency may impact the art market. After, Rosie reveals how the job market is performing considering both the broader economic uncertainty as well as substantial gallery expansion over the past few years.

Natasha Degen – Fashion Institute of Technology

26 April 2023

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Natasha Degen, chair of art market studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology and author of the new book, Merchants of Style: Art and Fashion After Warhol. First, Natasha tells us about her new book and what prompted her to want to explore this topic in detail. Then, she shares with us the history of artists embracing fashion and the fashion industry. Also, Natasha identifies some of the most common types of artist collaborations with fashion brands. After, she reveals why luxury brands are so eager to align themselves with contemporary art. Additionally, Natasha explains why the Met Gala has become such an important event in the fashion world. Lastly, she speculates why so many luxury brand flagships are designed by architects who first made their name in the art world.

Nina Plowman and Charlotte Heath-Bullock – Cultural Comms

19 April 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Nina Plowman and Charlotte Heath-Bullock, co-founders of Cultural Comms, an award winning PR firm based in London focused on the art world and other cultural sectors. First, we discuss what a PR firm does within the art world. And then, Nina and Charlotte explain how the art world is unique, from a PR perspective, compared to other more mainstream industries. Also, they identify trends in the PR space that are impacting how brands are communicating their messages to clients. After, Nina and Charlotte reveal some of the art world topics that are on their clients’ minds. And lastly, they discuss the Luxury Insights Report: Blockchain, NFTs and the Future of Collectibles that they published with ArtTactic.


Tony Karman – EXPO Chicago

6 April 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Tony Karman, director of EXPO Chicago, joins us to preview this year’s edition of the fair. First, Tony shares what makes EXPO Chicago unique compared to other art fairs. Then, he explains why it is so integral to have fairs in cities outside of New York and LA. Also, Tony discusses the growing art scene in Chicago and what makes it special. Lastly, he previews some of the highlights of this year’s upcoming fair.

Lisa Movius – The Art Newspaper

29 March 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Lisa Movius, the China Bureau Chief and Asia Correspondent for The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap this year’s edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. First, Lisa shares expectations from the local art scene ahead of this iteration of the fair. Then, she shares what the ambience was like, being the first COVID restriction free edition of the fair since pre-pandemic. Also, Lisa recaps the overall sales at the fair this year and how much the local economy and politics had an impact. After, Lisa reveals if other Asian art hubs are catching up to Hong Kong. Finally, she explains to what extent mainland China’s art scene is back to normal compared to Hong Kong.


James Cope – AND NOW

13 March 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by James Cope, owner of AND NOW, a contemporary art gallery based in Dallas, Texas, and founder of the Dallas Invitational, a brand new art fair launching next month in Dallas. First, James tells us how the idea originated to establish a fair in Dallas. Then, he explains what visitor can expect at the inaugural edition located in the Fairmont Hotel. Also, James discusses the mix of galleries he invited to participate in the inaugural fair and why he landed on these galleries. After, James details some of the main reasons for the increasing buzz about Dallas’ art scene. Lastly, James lets us know if he is thinking about expanding the size of the fair next year.

Tim Schneider – Artnet News

2 March 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Tim Schneider, art business editor at Artnet News and author of The Gray Market, joins us to discuss ChatGPT’s impact on the art world. First, Tim explains what ChatGPT is, how it works and how one uses it. Then, he shares some examples of how ChatGPT today can easily be implemented within the art world. Also, Tim reveals how artists may leverage ChatGPT to enhance their careers. After, he states what the art world’s response has been thus far. Lastly, he predicts the extent to which the art world will embrace ChatGPT over the next several years.


Benjamin Sutton – The Art Newspaper

22 February 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by Benjamin Sutton, editor for the Americas at The Art Newspaper, to help us recap last week’s fairs in Los Angeles. First, Ben addresses Frieze LA’s change in venue this year and what visitors thought of the new location. Then, he highlights some of the major sales from the fair. Also, Ben summarizes how sales were overall at the fair and what the mood was like for the first major test for the art market in 2023. Further, he discusses how much the LA art scene has grown over the last few years. And lastly, he identifies some of the topics art insiders were discussing at the fair.

Arun Kakar – Artsy

9 February 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Arun Kakar, art market editor at Artsy, joins us to discuss Brexit’s lingering impact on the UK art market. First, Arun identifies how Brexit has made things more difficult for galleries and other art businesses to operate there. Then, he explains how Brexit has weakened the UK art market’s standing in the broader art market. Despite this, Arun clarifies why there is still optimism in the market. And lastly, he reveals what areas of the market he will be monitoring moving forward to gauge Brexit’s impact.