Adam Fields – ARTA

16 May 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Fields, founder and CEO of ARTA, returns to the podcast to update us on the latest in the fine art shipping and logistics marketplace. First, we discuss ARTA receiving investments from notable art companies, including Sotheby’s, and how ARTA has integrated with them. Then, Adam reflects on Frieze and TEFAF and how ARTA assisted exhibiting galleries get their art from their galleries into the booths. Also, he touches on shipping challenges specific to Europe and explains why there is still so much variance with art shipping quotes.

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Nate Freeman – Artsy

10 May 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior reporter for Artsy, joins us to recap last week’s Frieze and TEFAF art fairs which occurred this week in New York City. First, Nate addresses the air conditioning controversy that plagued the first day of Frieze and updates us on how Frieze is trying to rectify the issue with exhibitors. Then, Nate discusses the success of TEFAF in New York and how it is now perceived by the art world relative to Frieze New York. Also, he explains why smaller galleries are the ones most closely monitoring the broader economy in case it begins to falter. Further, Nate touches on the highlights at Frieze and TEFAF, while explaining why TEFAF is a good barometer for next week’s major New York auctions.

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Natasha Arselan – AucArt

2 May 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Natasha Arselan, founder and CEO of AucArt, a startup online auction house exclusively offering early career contemporary art. First, Natasha reveals how young the graduate artists are on the platform and how AucArt finds them. Then, she identifies the limited alternative sales channels for emerging artists. Also, Natasha tells us the diverse kind of buyers interested in contemporary art by early career artists and how receptive artists have been to selling their art on the platform.

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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

25 April 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market report for Bloomberg News, joins us to discuss the important correction happening in the art world in which collectors and museums are increasingly focusing on collecting Black artists. First, Katya pinpoints how and when this correction began. Then, she discusses how important it has become for prominent museums to acquire Black artists for their collections and how successful they have been at this given the recent increase in prices for these artworks. After, Katya identifies some of the key Black artists being targeted by museums, including Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Barkley Hendricks, Chris Ofili and others. Also, Katya talks about how this trend is translating at art galleries, where they are beginning to show and represent more younger black artists. Lastly, Katya speculates if this trend will be more long-lasting than others in the art market and she also highlights some Black artists who will be up for auction in next month’s May auctions.

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Brandon Kennedy – Dallas Art Fair

18 April 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Brandon Kennedy, director of exhibitor relations for the Dallas Art Fair joins us to discuss the 10th edition of the fair, which occurred last weekend. First, Brandon discusses the fair’s maturation and compares it in its infancy to where it is now. Then, Brandon identifies some of the highlights of the fair week and discusses the level of sales at this year’s edition. Also, Brandon shares why US-based and international exhibitors are so fond of Dallas. Further, he explains how the Dallas Art Fair is thriving despite being outside of one of the major art market hubs. Lastly, Brandon describes the blossoming art scene in Dallas and its impact on the Dallas Art Fair, including the Dallas Museum of Art’s acquisition fund for the fair.

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Robert Diament – Counter Editions

13 April 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Robert Diament, director of Counter Editions, who produces prints and multiples by leading contemporary artists, including John Baldessari, Katherine Bernhardt, Cecily Brown, Peter Doig, Tracey Emin, Laura Owens, Christopher Wool, Jonas Wood and many others. First, Robert reveals that most artists create prints in order to make their art accessible to their admirers at an affordable price point. Given the increased demand for prints, Robert tells us if it has become more competitive for printmakers to persuade artists to make prints with them. Also, he touches on the emergence of flippers in the prints market and how Counter Editions tries to sell artworks to genuine collectors. Further, Robert takes us behind the curtain and explains how they collaborate with artists on deciding every aspect of a print, such as the subject matter, medium, size and edition size. Lastly, Robert shares why he thinks prints are a great way for new collectors to start building their collections.

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Adam Popescu – The New York Times

21 March 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Popescu, writer for The New York Times, joins us to discuss Damien Hirst’s exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles featuring his abstract, colorful paintings from his new series of work. First, Adam talks about the scene at the opening of the exhibition and tells us how much clout Hirst still possesses both inside and outside of the art world. Then, Adam tells us how important it is to Hirst and to art collectors that the artist personally painted the works in the exhibition, rather than his studio assistants, who have painted many of his older paintings. Also, he reveals what Hirst says is the message behind the new works, how the paintings are being received by the art world and if the show is viewed as a success for Hirst.

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Maria Brito – Maria Brito

6 March 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Maria Brito, a New York based art advisor, curator and author. First, Marias offers advice to both new collectors who are building their collections as well as established collections seeking to refine their collections. Then, she comments on the strength of the art market at the moment and identifies which areas in particular are flourishing. Also, Maria names some emerging artists she feels are flying under the radar. Additionally, Maria discusses how she leverages Instagram to build her art advisory and make new contacts. Lastly, she tells us about her new #MBCultureFiles video series.

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Frances Oglesby – Artive

2 March 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Frances Oglesby, global operations manager of Artive, joins us to discuss the non-profit organization that aims to provide a universal, digital and searchable archive for works of art and cultural property. First, Frances explains Artive’s mission, then she explains the two aspects of their database, those who submit artworks on the database, if they have been victims of crime, and those who search the database, as a due diligence exercise. Also, she reveals how they built a database containing over 150,000 artworks, discusses the importance of their image recognition technology and clarifies why they are registered as a non-profit.

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Anne Bruder – Anne Bruder Art

22 February 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Anne Bruder, founder of Anne Bruder Art, a New York-based art advisory firm specializing in contemporary art. First, Anne shares with us how she helps new collectors figure out what kind of art they like and want to have in their collections. Then, she reveals how often her clients consider the investment component of a potential acquisition and what advice she gives her clients who ask about art as an investment. Also, Anne explains the best strategy for collectors who are trying to get in the front of a gallery waiting list for a hot artist. Lastly, Anne lists some emerging artists she’s currently excited about and advising her clients to consider for their collections.

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