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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Jerry Wind – The Wharton School

24 July 2019

In this week’s episode, we’re joined by professor Jerry Wind, the Lauder Professor Emeritus and Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts. First, we discuss the recent news of Sotheby’s being purchased and transforming from a publicly traded auction house to a privately owned business. Jerry explains some of the ways being a public company may have been prohibitive for Sotheby’s. Also, he shares how he envisions their business evolving. Further, Jerry tells us how Sotheby’s and its rival Christie’s may compete against each other now that both are private firms. Then, we discuss Jerry’s new book, Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts and he identifies some of the most notable examples of when art played a role in resolving conflicts or building bridges among opposing groups.

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Nanne Dekking – Artory

15 July 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Nanne Dekking, founder and CEO of Artory, whose mission is to create a vast artwork registry. First, we ask Nanne about their partnership with Christie’s and if they plan to partner with more auction houses moving forward. Then, he breaks down the competitive landscape in the artwork registry space and identifies the keys to being the surviving registry that the art world utilizes. Also, Nanne explains how much demand there is for this type of product at this moment and why that it will continue to grow moving forward.

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