Evan Tawil – Collector

20 September 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we talk with Evan Tawil, notable contemporary art collector and founder of a recently launched art fund management company. Evan begins by explaining his motivation to start his newly-founded company as well as some of the services it offers. Then, he describes what the current art fund landscape looks like as well as where he believes the industry is headed in the future. Also, Evan shares his thoughts on the present mood of art investors heading into the auction season. Lastly, Evan provides insightful advice for relatively new collectors seeking guidance.

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William MacDougall – MacDougall’s Auction House

14 September 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, William MacDougall, co-founder and co-director of MacDougall’s Auction House, the London-based auction house specializing in Russian Art, returns to the podcast to update us on the Russian art market. First, William gives us a sense of how the Russian art market is holding up in this economic climate. Also, he compares the very different Contemporary and Classic Russian art marketplaces. Then, William argues that art is an asset that collectors have confidence in at the moment. Lastly, he tells us about Russian buyers’ trends and the possibility of Chinese buyers entering the Russian art market.

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Lawrence Shindell and Judith Pearson – ARIS

31 August 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Lawrence Shindell and Judith Pearson, of ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, the leading art title insurance in the art world. First, Larry and Judy explain the basics of art title insurance and identify the most frequent issues that can result in title disputes. Then, they detail the due diligence process that ARIS undergoes before ultimately providing coverage for a title of an artwork. Lastly, Larry and Judy discuss how the global nature of the art market is impacting art title insurance.

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Christiane Fischer – Axa Art

24 August 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Christiane Fischer, President and CEO of Axa Art Insurance Corporation. First, Christiane discusses how the global expansion of the art market has impacted art insurance. Then, she tells us how often art collectors should have their collections re-appraised, especially considering recent market volatility. Christiane also shares her thoughts on art as an asset class, details current competitive challenges for Axa and elaborates on recent developments in the art insurance industry.

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Helen Stoilas – The Art Newspaper

15 August 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Helen Stoilas, web editor at The Art Newspaper, about her article on the recent push to enact droit de suite or artists’ resale rights in the US. First, Helen explains the Artists’ Rights Society’s position behind this initiative as well as provides details regarding their proposed legislation. She then describes what parties within the US art world are strongly in favor of or opposed to bringing droit de suite to the US. Lastly, Helen updates us on the status of droit de suite in the UK, including an expansion of the rule in 2012 that will include certain artists’ estates.

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CJ Follini – Company

9 August 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we talk with CJ Follini, founder and CEO of COMPANY, a recently launched social network for collectors of emerging contemporary art.  First, CJ details different aspects of the site, including an online art exchange as well as a forum in which collectors can interact with one another. Then, he  elaborates on the art rental business which COMPANY will be venturing into in the near future.

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Alexander Gilkes – Paddle8

29 July 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Alexander Gilkes, co-founder of Paddle8, the recently launched online art sale venture. First, Alex elaborates on the online curated exhibitions at Paddle8 as well as how the overall site functions. Then, Alex discusses the recent momentum in the online art sale industry and what he believes is required in order to successfully sell art online. Lastly, he explains to what extent the contemporary art world is embracing the concept of online art sales.

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Dinesh Vazirani – Saffronart

3 February 2010

In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Dinesh Vazirani, Co-founder and Director of Saffronart, the Mumbai-based online auction house and gallery. Dinesh starts by discussing the performance of the Indian art market in 2009 and to what extent it aligned with his own personal expectations. Then, he addresses the heavy presence of speculators that existed in the Indian art market and what kind of threat they are to the health of the Indian art market. After, Dinesh dissects the major changes to the Indian art collector base over the past decade. Additionally, Dinesh shares his outlook for the Indian art market for 2010, why Saffronart’s online model has been so successful and lastly whether or not Saffronart will auction off U.S. and European art in the future.

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Richard Polsky – I Bought Andy Warhol

9 July 2009

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast art dealer and author Richard Polsky rejoins the podcast. Richard shares his thoughts on the results of the recent Contemporary auctions in London and what they tell us about the state of the art market. He also addresses the fascinating markets of Alexander Calder and Peter Doig, artists who seem to not only be unaffected by the recession but have actually prospered during this time. Lastly, Richard speculates on what kind of art market activity we should see during the art market summer vacation and if the hiatus is coming at a good time for the art market given where it is in the recovery process.

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