Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Astrid Hill – Hill Art Foundation

18 June 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we are joined by Astrid Hill, vice president and curator of emerging artists at the Hill Art Foundation. First, Astrid tells us about the history of her family’s collection and what motivated them to establish the foundation in 2019. Then, she shares with us what the foundation been doing while being closed during the COVID pandemic and how the foundation is approaching reopening. Also, she discusses how young collectors are growing the online art marketplace.

Behind The Report: Wet Paint 2015 – 2019

11 June 2020

In the inaugural edition of our podcast series Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Wet Paint 2015 – 2019, in which we deep-dive into more than 2,700 lots that were offered at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips within 3 years or less of their creation date, hence the title ‘wet paint’. Adam discusses the highlights from the report and shares his personal commentary on flipping artworks at auction and its impact on an artist’s career and a collector’s relationship with the artist’s galleries.

Pari Ehsan – Pari Dust

9 June 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Pari Ehsan, founder and creative director of Pari Dust, an online platform focused on the intersection between art, fashion and design. First, Pari tells us about Pari Dust’s platform and her journey to found the company. Then, she explains why she is focused on art, fashion and design. Also, she shares stories from over the years from her interactions with art galleries, both positive and negative. Finally, Pari offers advice on how to successfully engage with your social media audience.

Anders Petterson – ArtTactic

29 May 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by our founder Anders Petterson, to discuss our brand new Contemporary Art Market Confidence Report. First, Anders share the history and background of ArtTactic’s Art Market Confidence Report. Then, he shares some of the key findings from the report including an 85% decline in market confidence since our previous report in September 2019. On a more uplifting note, Anders and Adam discuss some of the positive developments that have occurred in the art world over the past few months during the pandemic.

Loring Randolph – Frieze New York

20 May 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Loring Randolph, director of Frieze in New York, joins us to recap this past week’s online version of Frieze New York. First, Loring shares galleries’ reactions when it was announced the fair would shift online. Then, she tells us why the online platform will continue to be utilized by the fair in the future. Also, Lorin reports on the level of sales at this year’s fair. Further, she touches on the artist gender filter, tells us if they will add a feature in the future to enable visitors and galleries to interact during the online fair and provides an update on Frieze London.

Quang Bao – 1969 Gallery

15 May 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Quang Bao, owner of 1969 Gallery, a New York based gallery. First, Quang tells us how the gallery continues to operate despite being physically closed. Then, we ask him about demand for younger, emerging artists during the pandemic. Quang also discusses the role of Instagram in the art market, the economics behind a small gallery and online art exhibitions. Lastly, he shares the gallery’s upcoming exhibition calendar with us.

Carolyn Ramo – Artadia

8 May 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we are joined by Carolyn Ramo, executive director of Artadia, a non-profit organization that provides grants to visual artists. First, Carolyn tells us about Artadia, its purpose and who decides who receives grants that the organization allocates to artists. Then, she shares from her perspective how artists are being impacted financially, creatively and in other ways by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Also, Carolyn tells us about Artist Relief, which is providing financial assistance to artists impacted financially by the pandemic, and Artadia’s involvement with this effort. Lastly, she instructs how our listeners can contribute to these causes or apply for assistance.

Robin Pogrebin – The New York Times

30 April 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture report for The New York Times, joins us to discuss how art auction houses are shifting online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Robin provides us with the latest update on when the major May and June auctions will be taking place at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips. Then, she discusses the intricacies of their online platforms and how the auctions may be presented to the public. Also, Robin explains why the biggest concern on the mind of auction house executives and specialists is prospective bidders not being able to preview the artworks in person. Finally, Robin tells us how the pandemic may serve as a catalyst for auction houses to embrace technology moving forward and also how the online auction platforms are attracting a younger generation of collectors.

Friedrich Petzel – Petzel Gallery

21 April 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Friedrich Petzel, founder of Petzel Gallery, to discuss how the gallery is adapting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Friedrich details the gallery’s digital strategy and how important it is during this time when the physical gallery is closed. Then, he shares to what extent the pandemic has slowed sales. Also, Friedrich reveals if previous experiences have any similarity to the current pandemic’s impact on the art world. Further, he tells us what his conversations have been like with the gallery’s artists and when he tentatively plans on reopening.

Ian Turetsky and Casey Laffey – Reed Smith

13 April 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ian Turetsky, associate in Reed Smith’s Global Commercial Dispute group, and Casey Laffey, vice chair of Reed Smith’s Global Commercial Dispute group, join us to discuss force majeure and other legal issues impacting the art world during the coronavirus pandemic.. First, Ian and Casey tell us about force majeure, a clause in contracts that frees parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event beyond their control occurs, and why the coronavirus pandemic has made it the hottest topic in the legal world. Then, they explain when force majeure may apply to certain issues in the art world at this time. Also, we speak about certain collectors trying to back out of their invoices at this time and explore to what extent invoices are legally binding. Then, Ian and Casey reveals what parties should be considering if they are entering into contracts in the midst of the pandemic. Lastly, they share some lessons learned from this pandemic that can be used moving forward.

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