Alexandra Peers – The Daily Beast

3 May 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Alexandra Peers, art market reporter for The Daily Beast and Vanity Fair, returns to recap the record-breaking sale of Edvard Munch’s The Scream. First, Alexandra provides us with the play-by-play of what transpired in the saleroom from the opening of the lot until it was finally hammered down approximately twenty minutes later. Then, she speculates on some of the candidates who may have purchased the masterpiece. Also, Alexandra compares the sale to another historic auction from 1990 which featured the sale of Van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet. Lastly, Alexandra shares her initial reactions to the inaugural edition of Frieze New York.


Stephen Bulger – The Association of International Photography Art Dealers

20 April 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Stephen Bulger, President of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), joins us to discuss the state of the contemporary photography market. First, Stephen describes the health of the photography market at this moment and notes some of the biggest trends in the contemporary sector from an aesthetic perspective. Then, he elaborates on how the success of certain photographers, such as Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman, within the international contemporary art market has impacted the overall contemporary photography market. Lastly, Stephen gives his perspective on the Jonathan Sobel – William Eggleston lawsuit. (click image for permalink)


Andrew Rose – Art Finance Partners

15 April 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Andrew Rose, President of Art Finance Partners, returns to the podcast to update us on the art finance industry. First, given current economic and art market conditions, Andrew tells us what financing options are presently most sought after by his clients. Then, he responds to the idea that are art loans are merely personal loans secured by art as additional collateral. Lastly, Andrew shares his initial impressions of the upcoming major May auctions.


Ted Feder – Artists Rights Society

5 April 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Ted Feder, President of the Artists Rights Society, a copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists. First, Ted discusses the role of the ARS within the art world as well as the new challenges it is presented with in this digital age. Then, Ted details ARS’ stance on the increasing use of appropriation within Contemporary art. As a staunch supporter of bringing the resale royalty to the US, Ted updates us on the status of his efforts and also responds to some of the arguments used by critics of the royalty.


Asher Edelman – ArtAssure Ltd

29 March 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Asher Edelman, founder and president of the art finance firm ArtAssure Ltd, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on the current state of the art market. First, we ask Asher about his Wall Street background and what similarities exist between that world and the art market. Then, Asher discusses to what extent ArtAssure has been able to penetrate the auction guarantee market, in particular at the lower end of the market. Also, he explains why the art market has continued to perform strongly despite suspect economic outlooks for several economies.


Noah Horowitz – The Armory Show

19 March 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we welcome back Noah Horowitz, managing director of the Armory Show, to recap this year’s edition of the fair. First, Noah discusses the motivation behind the changes to the format of the fair and assesses how effective they were. Then, he touches on reported sales from the fair as well as the sentiment amongst exhibitors regarding the state of the contemporary market. Noah also addresses the role of the art fair within the increasingly global contemporary art market. Lastly, he details the fair’s partnership with online art sale venture, Paddle8.


Terry Huang – Motif Art Group

9 March 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Dr Terry Huang, managing partner of Motif Art Group, an art investment group that manages several art funds. After introducing Motif’s art funds, Terry discusses how Chinese investors differ from US and European investors when it comes to participating in art funds. He then elaborates on the future of the art fund industry within China. Also, Terry speculates on the sustainability of the substantial growth of the Chinese art market as well as what fundamental changes he would like to see in the marketplace.


Cristina Ruiz – The Art Newspaper

1 March 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Cristina Ruiz, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper, joins us to talk about completing the Hirst Spot Challenge by attending all 11 worldwide Gagosian Damien Hirst Spot exhibitions. First, Cristina tells us why seeing so many spot paintings, which she describes as luxury items, actually had no impact on her perception of the works. From an art market perspective, she argues this global series of exhibitions can only positively impact Hirst’s market, in large part due to his unique market structure. Also, Cristina shares how she humorously customized her Damien Hirst print and whether or not she would ever consider selling it.


Josh Baer – The Baer Faxt

22 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Josh Baer, writer and publisher of The Baer Faxt, the art industry newsletter, returns to the podcast to recap last week’s Contemporary London auctions with us. ¬†With the sales producing a cumulative total that was the second highest for London contemporary sales since June 2008, Josh shares to what extent the results aligned with the market’s expectations. Then, Josh elaborates on the impressive prices achieved by Gerhard Richter recently at auction while breaking down the artist’s market in detail. Also, he shares buyer trends from the London sales while providing his expectations for the May Contemporary sales in New York.


Neha Kirpal – India Art Fair

17 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Neha Kirpal, Director of the India Art Fair, returns to the podcast to recap the India Art Fair. First, Neha provides us with some interesting statistics regarding this year’s fair, including overall attendance figures. Then, she touches on the international presence of galleries exhibiting at the fair and why this is important to the future of the fair and the Indian art market. Lastly, Neha discusses to what extent the large number of visitors are turning into art buyers and collectors.