Vivienne Chow

12 September 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Vivienne Chow, award-winning journalist and culture critic at Variety, QZ and the South China Morning Post, joins us to discuss her recent article profiling a new generation of Chinese collectors. First, Vivienne shares some of the common qualities among the young Chinese collectors she profiled and explains what is motivating them to travel outside of China to expand their art exposure and education. Then, she explains why auction houses have served as the primary arts educational tool for Chinese collectors and to what extent this is now changing. Lastly, Vivienne considers how the Chinese art scene will be impacted by collectors expanding their collecting habits to beyond Chinese artists.


Rob Sass – Porsche Panorama

1 September 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rob Sass, editor in chief of Porsche Panorama and contributor to The New York Times, joins us to recap last week’s classic car auctions in Monterey. First, Rob explains the importance of the Monterey auctions as a barometer for the health of the classic car market. Then, he recaps some of the major takeaways from the sales and where the classic car market stands at this moment. Also, Rob talks about the expansion of the collector base over the past few years and he touches on if insiders are concerned that autonomous vehicles may negatively impact the future of the classic car market.


Francesco Gibbi – Lot Art

18 August 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Francesco Gibbi, founder of Lot-Art, an online portal that aggregates artworks upcoming for auction as well as after-sale opportunities. First, Francesco explains Lot-Art works and how it solves for the dilemma collectors and dealers face when trying to ensure they don’t miss anything they desire upcoming at auction. Then, he shares some interesting art market trends based on aggregated data he has from his users. Also, Francesco shares with us why he doesn’t charge his customers to use his site, but instead is content not profiting off of his platform.


Tim Hunter – Falcon Fine Art

10 August 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by Dr Tim Hunter, vice president of Falcon Fine Art, an art financing firm. First, Tim walks us through how their clients obtain loans against their artworks. Then, he tells us about the type of collectors they target and the common reasons why they need capital from their artworks. Also, Tim explains how Falcon differentiates itself from competing art lenders and speculates on the future of the art financing space.


Francesco Bellanca – Feral Horses

3 August 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Francesco Bellanca, CEO of Feral Horses, a London-based platform that enables the buying and selling of shares of contemporary art. First, Francesco walks us through how the platform works and explains why he believes there is demand for the ability to transact shares of artworks. Then, he explains how they select the artists and artworks to include on the platform. Also, Francesco discusses what kind of returns investors should expect to earn on the platform.


Lisanne Skyler – Brillo Box (3¢ OFF)

20 July 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Lisanne Skyler, writer and director of Brillo Box (3¢ OFF), a documentary film following an Andy Warhol Brillo Box sculpture as it makes its way from her family’s living room to the auction block at Christie’s. The film debuts on HBO on August 7th at 10 PM ET. First, Lisanne shares with us what kind of collectors her parents were to purchase the artwork in 1969 for $1,000 at a time when nearly the entire art world was critical of Warhol’s new sculptures. Then, she tells us how many people foresaw Warhol’s importance and eventual legacy in the 1970’s when her parents sold the artwork. Also, Lisanne reveals why she believes the Brillo Box sculpture is such an important work in not only Warhol’s oeuvre but also in American pop art. Lastly, she recounts her parents’ emotions when they saw the Brillo Box sell at Christie’s for $3 million.


Liviu Tanasoaica & Balint Ferenczy – Vastari

13 July 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Liviu Tanasoaica, traveling exhibitions manager, and Balint Ferenczy, collections specialist, both from Vastari, an online platform focused on connecting collectors and museums curators for exhibitions as well as enabling institutions to collaborate with each other. First, Liviu and Balint explain how Vastari’s platform works for collectors and museum curators. Then, they discuss the different motivations for collectors seeking to include their artworks in museum shows. Also, they explain how difficult it is, without Vastari, for collectors to even connect with museums. Lastly, they share some success stories from their platform.


Anny Shaw – The Art Newspaper

7 July 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anny Shaw, UK correspondent and art market reporter for The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap last week’s post-war and contemporary auctions in London. First, Anny discusses how Christie’s absence from the June sales impacted the makeup of the other auction houses’ sales as well as the sentiment heading into the week. Then, she details Sotheby’s performance and more interestingly the successes of Phillips and Bonham’s sales. Further, Anny speculates what the future looks like for the auction calendar in June.


Robin Pogrebin – The New York Times

28 June 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture reporter for The New York Times, joins us to discuss the recent phenomenon of an increasing number of small and mid size galleries closing in the US. First, Robin identifies art fairs, social media and mega galleries as the major reasons why this trend is occurring at this time. Also, Robin speculates if this pattern is temporary or if a shift in the way art transactions occur is responsible. Then. she explains why social media hasn’t helped small and mid size galleries as much as they anticipated. Lastly, Robin reveals what typically happens to artists represented by these now closed galleries.


Judd Tully – Art + Auction Magazine

24 June 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art + Auction Magazine, joins us to recap Art Basel. First, Judd lists the reasons behind the extremely positive reception to this year’s fair. Then, Judd reveals what we learned about the state of the art market as a result of the reported sales at Art Basel. Also, he discusses the growing difference in pricing at Art Basel between blue chip art and primary market material. Lastly, Judd discusses the extent to which artworks from the big winners in the May auctions, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, were on display at this edition of Art Basel.