Margaret Carrigan – The Art Newspaper

20 February 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Margaret Carrigan, deputy art market editor at The Art Newspaper, joins us to help recap and dissect the art fair week in LA, which included Frieze and Felix. First, Margaret identifies some of the major differences in the Los Angeles art fair week between this year and last year’s inaugural edition. Then, she explains the uniqueness of Frieze LA and how it compares to other major art fairs. Also, Margaret shares some of the sales highlights from the fairs. Additionally, Margaret tells us what art world insiders were discussing during the fair week. Lastly, Margaret provides a recap of the second edition of Felix and reveals why the hotel fair is garnering so much attention.

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Mills Moran – Felix

10 February 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Mills Moran, owner of Moran Moran and founder of Felix, which occurs Feb 13-16 at The Hollywood Roosevelt. First, Mills describes the uniqueness of Felix compared to a typical art fair, in particular being held in a hotel. Then, he shares some of the major changes coming to the fair in 2020. Also, Mills explains the unique economic opportunity Felix provides exhibiting galleries. Lastly, Mills reveals how difficult it is to pick galleries to include in the fair.

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Christina Binkley

6 February 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Christina Binkley, a freelance journalist who writes about the business of culture, joins us to discuss the growing sneaker market and how and why major auction houses are targeting it. First, Christina reveals how big the sneaker market is at the moment and how collectors currently buy and sell sneakers on the primary and secondary market. Then, she identifies some of the most highly coveted brands and shoes on the market. Also, Christina explains why major traditional auction houses are determined to become involved in the sneaker market and to what extent they have participated already. Additionally, she shares how certain fine artists are garnering appeal from sneaker collectors.

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Mike Steib – Artsy

28 January 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, the online platform for collecting and discovering art. Previously CEO of XO Group, the parent company of The Knot, Mike shares with us a few of the most surprising things he discovered about the art market and the online art space. Then, Mike reveals some interesting insights about trends in the marketplace based on the data they have gathered on their platform. Also, he gives his thoughts on Instagram’s role in the art market and if he considers them to be a competitor. Finally, Mike identifies some of the biggest challenges for Artsy and the entire online art space moving forward.

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Deirdra Funcheon

22 January 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by freelance journalist Deirdra Funcheon, who wrote an article in the Washington Post magazine detailing Purvis Young’s career and the conflict surrounding his estate. First, Deirdra introduces us to Purvis’ career and explains why he is considered an outsider artist. Then, she identifies some of the key turning points in his career. Also, Deirdra, details the complexity of the artist’s estate and reveals how his paintings were allocated following his death.

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Judd Tully

23 December 2019

In our end of year 2019 episode, Judd Tully, veteran art market reporter and frequent contributor to ARTnews, joins us to recap the art market in 2019. First, Judd identifies some of the top storylines of 2019 for the art market. Then, he reveals who were some of the biggest winners of the year when we think about artists and their markets. Also, he shares what trends in art defined the year. Additionally, Judd tells us his favorite exhibition of 2019. And lastly, Judd gives us a few bold predictions of the art market in 2020.

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Mark Rappolt – ArtReview

17 December 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia, joins us to review their recently published Power 100 rankings, listing the year’s most influential people in the contemporary art world. First, Mark tells us about the history of the list and how it is compiled each year. Then, he explains why Glenn Lowry, the director of MoMA, tops the list this in 2019. Also, Mark discusses some of the new entrants on the list as well as some unexpected names, including Banksy. Finally, Mark shares broader trends in the contemporary art world regarding what positions are gaining or losing influence.

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Nate Freeman – Artnet News

12 December 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior art business reporter for Artnet News, joins us to recap this year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Nate discusses how Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 banana took over the fair and why this fair will forever be known as “Banana Basel”. Then, Nate shares his thoughts on the overall fair and how the strong the art and market was during the week. Also, he identifies artists, besides Cattelan, who had important weeks at the fair. Further, Nate explains how successful the inaugural exhibition was at the new Rubell Family Collection museum.

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Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

21 November 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to recap last week’s major Post-War and Contemporary auctions in New York. First, Kelly addresses the fact that there were few trophy pieces up for auction this season and she speculates if this was due to a lack of estates or if this is a reflection on market sentiment. Then, Kelly identifies some bargain shopping that occurred in the evening sales. Also, she explains why we witnessed several auction records for an older generation of African American artists who are finally being recognized by collectors and museums. Further, Kelly reveals if there is concern about the very quick spike in prices for younger artists at auction and to what extent Asia is pushing up prices for these artists. Lastly, Kelly addresses an unfortunate situation that she is currently reporting on regarding famed collector Donald Bryant.

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Danny First – The Cabin

11 November 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Danny First, collector, artist and founder of The Cabin, a small exhibition space in his LA backyard, and La Brea Studio Artist Residency, an artist residency program in LA. First, Danny tells us about the process of an artist moving to LA for a month, living and working in the residency studio and ultimately having a show at The Cabin. Then, he discusses the importance and power of Instagram for discovering and connecting with artists to consider for his residency program. Also, Danny shares what motivated him to launch his residency and exhibition space as well as what distinguishes his from others in the art world. Lastly, Danny discusses some of the artists who have participated in his residency and exhibition space, such as Tschabalala Self, Devan Shimoyama and Amoako Boafo.

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