Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

13 December 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, joins us to recap last week’s Art Basel Miami Beach. Katya begins by discussing how strong sales were at the fair this year as well as discussing what the overall mood was like in regard to the state of the contemporary art market. She also elaborates on the idea of the disconnect between the art and financial markets and to what extent that concept was on the mind of collectors in Miami. Katya also touches on some noticeable trends on the type of art on display at the fair and the interesting trend of blue-chip collectors beginning to significantly collect emerging artists.

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Michael Moses – Mei Moses Art Index

6 December 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Professor Michael Moses returns to the podcast to analyze the most recent Contemporary auctions from a quantitative perspective. First, Michael describes the success of the sales from a financial viewpoint, including comparing the compound annual return of repeat sale artworks from the auctions to the returns that would have been achieved if the purchasers had invested instead in the S&P 500. Also, he touches on the substantial disparity between the performance of the Evening and Day sales as well as why marking to market is the single best predictor of a work at auction which has previously sold at auction. Lastly, Michael argues why short-term trading on the art market is a losing strategy.

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Robert Norton – s[edition]

28 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Robert Norton, CEO and co-founder of s[Edition], a brand new site that offers digital limited edition artworks for sale by several prominent contemporary artists. First, Robert explains this new digital medium as well as the inspiration behind s[Edition]. Unlike traditional art which is hung on walls, Robert details how collectors can view digital limited editions through a variety of devices and touches on the future of connected television. Lastly, Robert shares how receptive artists have been in exploring this new medium on s[Edition].

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Judd Tully – Art + Auction

11 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, Editor at large of Art + Auction magazine, returns to the podcast to break down this week’s major Contemporary auctions in New York. First, Judd shares his reaction to each of the auction houses’ sales and discusses what the overall tone is within the art market after the conclusion of the auctions. Also, he examines the significant presence of 3rd party guarantees this week and speculates on the future use of such financial tools. Lastly, Judd touches on the performance of the Warhol market this past week as well to what extent the concept of art as an asset is influencing buying in the art market.

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Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

1 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for the Wall Street Journal, returns to the podcast to discuss the Andy Warhol Foundation’s recent decision to dissolve the Warhol Authentication Board. First, Kelly explains the role and importance of the Warhol Authentication Board as well as the reasoning behind its closure. Then, she relays the reactions she has heard from a variety of sources within the art market. Also, she argues how this may impact the Warhol market and explains what this may mean for both dealers and auction houses. Lastly, Kelly briefly previews the upcoming contemporary auctions, which she will be live-tweeting at @KellyCrowWSJ.

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Matthew Slotover – Frieze Art Fair

26 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Matthew Slotover, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Magazine, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on this year’s Frieze Art Fair. Collectors were somewhat cautious at first but things picked up over the weekend, as Matthew describes how the fair unfolded. Then, Slotover shares to what extent the global aspect of the art market was manifested at this year’s fair. Matthew also touches on London’s increasingly influential position within the art market. Lastly, Matthew previews the inaugural Frieze New York fair.

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Georgina Adam – The Art Newspaper

18 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap last week’s major Contemporary auctions in London with Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper. In the midst of economic turmoil, Georgina analyzes the first sales of the season and provides her perspective on where the market is at the moment. Also, she dissects what type of artists are excelling as well as what artists are feeling the impact of the economy, and how this ¬†was evident last week in the differences in Sotheby’s and Christie’s sales. Finally, Georgina tells us what market expectations are for next month’s major sales in New York.

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Javier Lumbreras – Artemundi Global Fund

13 October 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Javier Lumbreras, Founder and CEO of the art investment fund Artemundi Global Fund, returns to the podcast to update us on his art fund. In addition to a fund update, Javier discusses some significant changes in their allocation of funds to different art market segments based on the state of the art market. Then, he provides his thoughts on the extent to which the art market will be impacted by this weakening economy. Finally, Javier elaborates on the presence of substantial transaction costs within the art market and why he believes such fees will decline in the future.

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Richard Polsky – The Art Prophets

6 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, art dealer and author of the brand new book The Art Prophets, returns to the podcast to preview his new book and provide insightful commentary on the art market. First, we ask Richard about his new book as well as what he believes prominent art dealers of the past would have thought of today’s art world. He also shares a highly entertaining anecdote he describes in his book relating to an experience at Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field. Moving on to art market talk, Richard speculates how deteriorating economic conditions may impact the upcoming major auctions, in addition to answering a few Warhol related questions for us.

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Sapna Kar – India Art Collective

28 September 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Sapna Kar, co-founder and director of India Art Collective, joins us to tell us about India’s first online art fair. Sapna begins by providing some information about the galleries and artworks that will be at the fair as well as the layout of the online fair from the visitor’s perspective. Then, she shares her thoughts on the VIP Art Fair and explains how India Art Collective will compare.

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