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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David Ciclitira & Rodman Primack – Korean Eye & Phillips de Pury

26 June 2009

In this ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by two guests, David Ciclitira, founder of Korean Eye, and Rodman Primack, Phillip de Pury’s London chairman. In this episode, David and Rodman discuss in detail the Korean Eye, an international initiative with the goal of broadening the exposure and appeal of Korean contemporary art as well as its current exhibition in London at the Saatchi Gallery. The two also discuss several aspects of the Korean contemporary art market including the current art scene within Korea and how it has evolved over the past five years.

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Amrita Jhaveri – AM art India Private Limited

23 June 2009

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast were joined by Amrita Jhaveri, founder of AM art India Private Limited. Amrita provides us with her thoughts on the most recent major Indian contemporary and modern art auctions that occurred earlier this month in London as well as how the downturn has impacted the health of the Indian art market. Also, Amrita details several of the reasons behind the amazing development of the modern and contemporary Indian art market over the past decade. Lastly, she touches on how the excess of art funds in India has resulted in a highly speculative Indian art market.

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Randall Willette – Fine Art Wealth Management

17 June 2009

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we talk with Randall Willette, Founder and Managing Director of Fine Art Wealth Management. Randall touches on several areas of interest most notably the art investment fund industry. He goes in-depth in his analysis of the nascent industry including dissecting the different types of strategies implemented by funds, how the economy has affected funds and speculating on the future direction of the industry.

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Jonathan Lee – Rose Art Museum

11 June 2009

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast were joined by Jonathan Lee, chair of The Rose Art Museum Board of Directors at Brandeis University. Jonathan talks in detail about several issues pertaining to Brandeis Universitys controversial decision to close the Rose Art Museum. Jonathan first shares the board’s initial reaction to the announcement of the closing of the museum from both a legal and ethical perspective. He also explains why he wouldn’t be okay with Brandeis University selling part of the museum collection even if the academic standards of the university are at stake. Lastly, Jonathan speaks about the proposed transformation of the Rose Art Museum space into a teaching center and what it would be like without the now former Director Michael Rush.

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Angus Murray – Castlestone Management

2 June 2009

In this exclusive interview on the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Angus Murray, founder and managing principal of Castlestone Management. Murray goes into detail about his newly launched art investment fund, Collection of Modern Art. He begins by elaborating on his beliefs in art as a legitimate real asset as well as comparing its performance to other asset classes. Angus then shares with us the overall investment philosophy of the fund including what kind of artists they will invest in and the structure of the fund.

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