Rüdiger Weng – Weng Fine Art

10 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Rudiger Weng, CEO of Weng Fine Art, about becoming a publicly traded company with shares of Weng Fine Art trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. First, Rudy explains Weng Fine Art’s unique business model as well as his motivation for becoming a publicly trading company. Then, he shares how his peers within the art world have reacted to his decision to take Weng Fine Art public. Rudy also speculates as to whether or not other art companies in the  future will follow suit and become public companies.

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Andy Augenblick – Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance

30 January 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Andy Augenblick, President of Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance. First, Andy touches on the shift in collectors’ confidence in art compared to other financial instruments and how that has impacted art financing activities. Then, he describes the range of different types of individuals who tend to lend against their artwork. Also, looking ahead, Andy identifies some art market trends he expects to continue in 2012.

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Lisa Kennedy – VIP Art Fair

17 January 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Lisa Kennedy, CEO of the VIP Art Fair.  With the second edition of the fair upcoming, Lisa talks about the changes and upgrades made to this year’s version of the online fair. Then, she provides us with figures on how geographically diverse the fair was last year, with visitors from over 196 countries virtually attending VIP in 2011. Coming to VIP with a significant internet retail background outside of art, Lisa compares the state of the online art industry to other products and goods which are sold online. Lastly, Lisa discusses the three recently announced fairs that VIP has added to its brand.

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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

13 December 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, joins us to recap last week’s Art Basel Miami Beach. Katya begins by discussing how strong sales were at the fair this year as well as discussing what the overall mood was like in regard to the state of the contemporary art market. She also elaborates on the idea of the disconnect between the art and financial markets and to what extent that concept was on the mind of collectors in Miami. Katya also touches on some noticeable trends on the type of art on display at the fair and the interesting trend of blue-chip collectors beginning to significantly collect emerging artists.

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Michael Moses – Mei Moses Art Index

6 December 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Professor Michael Moses returns to the podcast to analyze the most recent Contemporary auctions from a quantitative perspective. First, Michael describes the success of the sales from a financial viewpoint, including comparing the compound annual return of repeat sale artworks from the auctions to the returns that would have been achieved if the purchasers had invested instead in the S&P 500. Also, he touches on the substantial disparity between the performance of the Evening and Day sales as well as why marking to market is the single best predictor of a work at auction which has previously sold at auction. Lastly, Michael argues why short-term trading on the art market is a losing strategy.

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Robert Norton – s[edition]

28 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Robert Norton, CEO and co-founder of s[Edition], a brand new site that offers digital limited edition artworks for sale by several prominent contemporary artists. First, Robert explains this new digital medium as well as the inspiration behind s[Edition]. Unlike traditional art which is hung on walls, Robert details how collectors can view digital limited editions through a variety of devices and touches on the future of connected television. Lastly, Robert shares how receptive artists have been in exploring this new medium on s[Edition].

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Judd Tully – Art + Auction

11 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, Editor at large of Art + Auction magazine, returns to the podcast to break down this week’s major Contemporary auctions in New York. First, Judd shares his reaction to each of the auction houses’ sales and discusses what the overall tone is within the art market after the conclusion of the auctions. Also, he examines the significant presence of 3rd party guarantees this week and speculates on the future use of such financial tools. Lastly, Judd touches on the performance of the Warhol market this past week as well to what extent the concept of art as an asset is influencing buying in the art market.

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Kelly Crow – The Wall Street Journal

1 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kelly Crow, art market reporter for the Wall Street Journal, returns to the podcast to discuss the Andy Warhol Foundation’s recent decision to dissolve the Warhol Authentication Board. First, Kelly explains the role and importance of the Warhol Authentication Board as well as the reasoning behind its closure. Then, she relays the reactions she has heard from a variety of sources within the art market. Also, she argues how this may impact the Warhol market and explains what this may mean for both dealers and auction houses. Lastly, Kelly briefly previews the upcoming contemporary auctions, which she will be live-tweeting at @KellyCrowWSJ.

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Matthew Slotover – Frieze Art Fair

26 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Matthew Slotover, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Magazine, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on this year’s Frieze Art Fair. Collectors were somewhat cautious at first but things picked up over the weekend, as Matthew describes how the fair unfolded. Then, Slotover shares to what extent the global aspect of the art market was manifested at this year’s fair. Matthew also touches on London’s increasingly influential position within the art market. Lastly, Matthew previews the inaugural Frieze New York fair.

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Georgina Adam – The Art Newspaper

18 October 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap last week’s major Contemporary auctions in London with Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper. In the midst of economic turmoil, Georgina analyzes the first sales of the season and provides her perspective on where the market is at the moment. Also, she dissects what type of artists are excelling as well as what artists are feeling the impact of the economy, and how this  was evident last week in the differences in Sotheby’s and Christie’s sales. Finally, Georgina tells us what market expectations are for next month’s major sales in New York.

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