Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Jenny Gibbs – International Fine Print Dealers Association

9 October 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Jenny Gibbs, the executive director of the International Fine Print Dealers Association. Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the IFPDA Print Fair, Jenny speaks about the exhibitors participating and how much variety is there in the prints that are offered. Then, she speaks about how collecting prints, generally at a lower price point, is a gateway into collecting art. After, Jenny speculates about why some established collectors aren’t interested in collecting prints. Additionally, she discusses the hot market for prints by emerging, contemporary artists. Lastly, she offers advice on the necessary due diligence one should take when contemplating acquiring a high value print.

Also check out ArtTactic’s inaugural report on the print market.

Vlad Hategan – dappGambl

2 October 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Vlad Hategan, a crypto and NFT specialist, who recently wrote an explosive article for dappGambl titled Dead NFTs: The Evolving Landscape of the NFT Market. First, Vlad shares some of his key findings of his report on the dire state of the NFT market. Then, he explains how the NFT market, once a highly speculative, robust market collapsed so quickly. Also, Vlad touches on the surprising environmental impact of the NFT market. Lastly, Vlad shares what he foresees for the NFT market moving forward.

Andy St. Louis – Seoul Art Friend

18 September 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we discuss last week’s Frieze Seoul with Andy St. Louis, a Seoul-based art critic and founder of Seoul Art Friend, an online platform dedicated to promoting contemporary Korean art. First, Andy shares the mood of the contemporary art market in Seoul leading up to Frieze Seoul. Then, he reveals if there was any negative impact to this year’s Frieze Seoul due to it occurring at the same time as The Armory Show in New York. After, Andy reveals how sales were at this year’s Frieze Seoul as well as how the fair compared to last year’s inaugural edition. Lastly, Andy speaks on the strengthening relationships between Korean collectors and foreign galleries in large part due to the presence of the fair.


Nicole Berry – The Armory Show

5 September 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we preview The Armory Show with its executive director, Nicole Berry. First, Nicole discusses the fair’s recent move from the piers to the Javits Center and how it has impacted the fair experience. Then, she explains how another major change, moving the fair to September to coincide with the fall art world opening, has also benefitted the fair. Also, Nicole shares how exhibiting galleries are feeling about the art market as we head into the fair. Lastly, Nicole reacts to the major news of Frieze Art Fair acquiring The Armory Show.


Yue Minjun – Artist

20 August 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with artist Yue Minjun about the recent release of his first NFT, on LiveArt’s platform. First, Yue reveals why he decided to release an NFT. Then, he explains the differences in the process of making an NFT versus a more traditional artwork. Also, Yue shares why an important aspect of making an NFT was introducing his art to a younger generation of art collectors and enthusiasts. After, he gives his thoughts on the current NFT space and where he thinks it is headed in the future. Lastly, Yue answers if he will make more NFTs in the future.


Suzanne Siano – Modern Art Conservation

27 July 2023

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Suzanne Siano, founder of Modern Art Conservation, a New York art conservation studio. First, Suzanne identifies some of the primary services she offers her clients. Then, she discusses how COVID-19 impacted the art conservation industry. Also, she explains how technological innovation is being implemented into conservation techniques. After, she offers advice to collectors regarding the most common mistakes collectors make that can lead to conservation issues. Lastly, she shares some tips for artists to ensure their artworks don’t produce conservation issues for their collectors down the road.


Arun Kakar – Artsy

17 July 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we recap the inaugural edition of Tokyo Gendai with Arun Kakar, art market editor at Artsy. First, Arun shares the origins of the fair and also describes the present contemporary art scene in Tokyo. Then, he identifies the motivations for why so many US and European based galleries participated in the fair. Also, Arun recaps the overall sales at the fair and identifies some of the highlights. Lastly, he describes how collectors and galleries felt about the future outlook of the fair.

Panel Discussion on Examining the Digital Revolution of the Art World

10 July 2023

In this week’s special episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we share a recording of a recent panel discussion in collaboration with Cultural Communications,  moderated by our founder, Anders Petterson, titled Luxury Insights: What’s hot and what’s not on the blockchain? Examining the digital revolution of the art world, and beyond. The panelists included Claudia Schurch (Christie’s), Sian Rodway (MDR x Tech), Bernadine Bröcker Wieder (Arcual), Alex Estorick (Right Click Save).


Naomi Rea – Artnet News

28 June 2023

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we recap Art Basel with Naomi Rea, global news editor at Artnet News. First, Naomi speaks about Art Basel being the most important fair in the world and answers if its relevance has diminished at all with the extremely busy art fair schedule. Then, she identifies what types of art sold well at the fair versus art that was slower to sell. Also, Naomi reveals the consensus takeaway regarding where the market sentiment is following the conclusion of the fair. Additionally, she comments on rising primary prices for emerging artists and its impact on demand for their work.

Robert Kennan – Phillips

22 June 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robert Kennan, head of editions Europe at Phillips auction house, joins us to chat about the editions market. First, Robert shares how much the editions market has grown over the past few years and explains why. Then, he discusses the different types of print collectors and to what extent it serves an entryway for collecting art. Also, Robert identifies some of the trending rising and established artists in the editions market today. Lastly, he gives some advice to new collectors on how to best begin a print collection.