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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Noah Wunsch – Sotheby’s

30 October 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Noah Wunsch, global head of e-commerce at Sotheby’s. First, Noah discusses the importance of brand innovation and how he has worked to bring that to Sotheby’s, a firm that already possesses such a valuable and established brand. Then, he shares how much growth Sotheby’s has had on the e-commerce platform over the past few years. Also, Noah touches on what it was like to incorporate such a large e-commerce platform to such a historic business like Sotheby’s. Then, he identifies the top performing categories on the e-commerce platform and he reveals what he would say to a potential consignor who is reluctant to sell their art in an e-commerce sale.

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Andy Ellis – Art UK

20 October 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Andy Ellis, director of Art UK, joins us to discuss the online home for every public art collection in the UK. First, Andy explains how visitors on the site can explore public art collections in the UK. Then, he shares the mission behind Art UK which is to democratize art so it is accessible to the masses. Also, Andy shares how they are able to catalogue and digitize so many artworks, how they address copyright issues and how Art UK is funded.

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Susie Goodman – Strauss & Co

30 September 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Susie Goodman, executive director at Strauss & Co, a leading auction house in South Africa, joins us to discuss the African art market. First, Susie tells us about the evolution of the African art market over the past 10 years and what role South African has played as the most established art market. Then, she tells us to what extent renowned African contemporary artists, such as Julie Mehretu, Marlene Dumas and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, are collected by African collectors and she also identifies lesser known African artists worthy of consideration by global collectors. Susie also touches on the success of female artists in Africa as well as how the politics of the continent has influenced the kind of art being made by contemporary artists.

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Anders Petterson – ArtTactic

27 September 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic, joins us to discuss the art market in 2019 as well as highlight a few recently released ArtTactic reports. First, recaps the art market’s performance in the first half of 2019 and shares ArtTactic’s outlook for the autumn season. Then, he identifies some of the key findings from ArtTactic’s inaugural Auction Guarantee report and explains what role guarantees have been playing in the market so far this year. Finally, Anders updates us on the ArtTactic Forecaster auction prediction platform, which has now recorded over 1.2 million forecasts.

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Freya Simms – LAPADA

20 September 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Freya Simms, CEO of LAPADA, joins us to recap last week’s annual LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in London. First, Freya tells us how the fair went and identifies some highlights that were for sale. Then, she gives her thoughts on the state of the broader antiques market and how the market has shifted over the past decade. Also, Freya discusses an interesting trend that has led eco-conscious shoppers to acquiring antiques over new furniture. Finally, Freya reveals how often people actually find hidden antique gems in their attics!

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Anne Rappa – Huntington T. Block

16 September 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anne Rappa, senior vice president at Huntington T. Block, joins us to answer our questions on art insurance. First, Anne identifies and corrects some of the most common misconceptions about art insurance. Then, she reveals how climate change has impacted art insurance and if there has been a recent uptick in claims as a result of severe weather. Also, Anne explains the difference between blanket and itemized art insurance. Lastly, Anne offers advice to collectors who are trying to make sure they aren’t over or under insured, especially considering the frequent changes in values in the contemporary art market.

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Victoria Stapley-Brown

4 September 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Victoria Stapley-Brown, former deputy museums editor at The Art Newspaper, joins us to discuss the state of museums in the US following the controversy surrounding Warren Kanders’ resignation from the Whitney Museum board. First, Victoria shares if there is any consensus or even guidance regarding what is deemed acceptable sources of funding in 2019 for museums. Then, she touches on the level of nervousness museums are feeling on if these high-profile incidents may discourage philanthropy moving forward. Also, Victoria tells us if she expects the museum industry to make any drastic changes moving forward because of these controversies.

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Hannah Elliott – Bloomberg News

22 August 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Hannah Elliott, staff writer at Bloomberg News covering the luxury sector, joins us to recap the Monterey classic car auctions. First, Hannah breaks down the unfathomable auction blunder at Sotheby’s for the Porsche Type 64. Then, she recaps the overall performance of the classic car market during the week and explains why some referred to it as a bloodbath. Hannah also reveals which carmaker is frequently dominating the market and explains why Asian car collectors haven’t had an impact on the market yet.

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