Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Reena Devi – Independent Arts Journalist

5 November 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Reena Devi, independent arts journalist, about the growing art scene in Seoul, Korea. While there has been a lot of focus over the past decade on different areas in Asia, first Hong Kong, then mainland China, Reena explains why the international art world is turning to Seoul now. Then, she explains how celebrity culture in Korea, specifically K-pop music, is significantly influencing collecting habits within the country. Also, Reena responds to Frieze Art Fair’s decision to expand into Asia with a fair in Seoul. Further, she explains the motivation behind the influx of young collectors in Korea and also shares how this incredible growth is impacting the local art market in Seoul.

 

Anna Brady – The Art Newspaper

20 October 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Anna Brady, art market editor of The Art Newspaper, about the surging prices for emerging art at auction. First, Anna recaps Frieze Art Fair, the first major art fair in London since the pandemic began. Then, she discusses the Hayward Gallery museum exhibition featuring several emerging UK artists who are experiencing significant commercial success. After, Anna rehashes the major contemporary auctions and addresses how galleries, collectors and artists are responding to the extraordinary prices achieved by emerging artists.

Mike Steib – Artsy

4 October 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, chats with us about the evolving online art market. First, Mike reflects on the past 18 months and identifies how the online art market has changed. Then, he shares data revealing how much the art market has expanded since the first few months after the pandemic began. Also, Mike touches on the record breaking Julie Mehretu painting that recently sold on Artsy for $6.5 million. Additionally, he explains how Artsy is ensuring artists of all backgrounds have opportunities on their platform. And lastly, Mike gives his opinion on NFTs and to what extent they will crossover into the traditional art world.

Nate Freeman – Vanity Fair

28 September 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art columnist at Vanity Fair, chats with us about the latest edition of Art Basel. First, Nate tells us what the mood was like at this year’s fair and explains how it compared to a normal Art Basel. Then, he reveals to what extent American and Asian collectors were missing from the fair and if their absence had a noticeable impact on sales. After, Nate identifies some of the most noteworthy sales and booth presentations this year. Further, he explains how much closer this fair has brought the art world to returning to a normal fair experience. Finally, Nate speculates what the lifting of the travel ban in the US may mean for Art Basel Miami later this year.

 

Eileen Kinsella – Artnet News

17 September 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Eileen Kinsella, senior market reporter for Artnet News, joins us to recap the Armory Show. First, Eileen answers if this past week was the biggest week for the art world in NYC since the pandemic began. Then, she reveals what the international presence was like at the fair. After, Eileen reveals some of the most noteworthy booths and sales. Additionally, she shares what the new venue was like at the Javis Center compared to previous editions at the piers. Lastly, Eileen speculates how close we are to returning to a normal fair experience.

 

Davida Nemeroff and William Hathaway – Night Gallery

8 September 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Davida Nemeroff, owner of Night Gallery, and William Hathaway, partner and sales director at Night Gallery, about a variety of fascinating topics relating to the art world. First, we discuss their opening of a new, larger gallery space and some of the major factors that went into their decision to expand. Then, they identify some of the major ways the art world in Los Angeles has changed over the past few years. Also, reflecting on the pandemic, Davida and William share some of the biggest challenges of this experience and on a more positive note, reveal how it may have helped the industry evolve. Further, they tell us how business is going at the gallery compared to the beginning of the pandemic and even before it. Finally, Davida and William offer advice to younger artists in the early stages of their careers.

Katey Acquaro – Independent Art Fair

3 September 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Katey Acquaro, Independent Art Fair’s head of production & exhibitor resources, about this year’s fair which occurs from September 9th-12th. First, Katey introduces us to the Independent Art Fair, contextualizes how it fits into next week and compares it to the Armory. Then, she explains how similar this year’s experience will be to a normal art fair and what safety measures will be implemented. Also, Katey tells us about the Independent Art Fair’s new venue in lower Manhattan. Additionally, she provides us with insights on what her conversations have been like with galleries leading up to the fair and how many are feeling about participating in their first fair since the pandemic began. Lastly, Katey shares a few presentations she’s most excited about seeing at the fair.

John Wiley – Hagerty

19 August 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, John Wiley, manager of valuation analytics at Hagerty, an American automotive lifestyle and membership company, joins us to recap this past week’s major Monterey classic car auctions. First, John tells us if the classic car market has been as resilient and robust as the art market since the first few months of the pandemic. Then, he explains to what level the car market successfully shifted online. After, John sets the scene for us and shares what it is like to be at the Monterey car auctions and reveals how how important of a barometer the event is for the market. Additionally, he identifies some of the major sales and trends from the auction.

Chris Ivy – Heritage Auctions

13 August 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Chris Ivy, director of sports collectibles at Heritage Auctions, about the surging sports collectibles market. First, Chris tells us what items fall into the sports collectibles category. Then, he explains why the market fell in popularity after the proliferation of the internet and why it is experience a resurgence. Also, Chris reveals why sports grading services adds much needed liquidity to the sports cards market. Further, he shares how NFTs have infiltrated the sports collectibles market. Lastly, Chris identifies a few exciting items featured in an ongoing auction at Heritage.

Bettina Huang – Platform

5 August 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we are joined by Bettina Huang, GM and head of Platform, an art e-commerce experience that enables constant discovery with no barriers to graduating from art enthusiast to art collector. First, Bettina explains what Platform is and how it differentiates itself from other ecommerce sites in the art world. Then, she clarifies David Zwirner’s affiliation with Platform and shares how she got connected with him initially. Also, Bettina tells us about why helping bring the art community together is such an important goal for Platform, especially during the pandemic. Lastly, she shares how galleries have responded to the idea of participating on a new e-commerce site.

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