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The ArtTactic Podcast, the leading podcast on the art market, covers a wide range of topics from art investment to general topics about the global art market industry. Each episode features an in-depth interview with a key art market figure.
 
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It’s time to make the Sufganyot! Whip that Menorah out, because another Festival of Slights is here. After a brief hiatus, the th0ts are back and as clueless as ever, especially when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Diane Keaton, Tick Tick Boom, and more. Meanwhile, Amir takes art newbies to MoMA for the first time, leading to much-expect…
 
Antonio Murado, a New York City-based painter originally from Spain, talks about: His background in Spain, including several years in the Madrid art scene, before moving to NYC, which he began with a Spanish grant; the commissions that he’s done- how they function as competitions, and then if he gets one, a collaboration with the client, rather tha…
 
This week, those of us who live in the United States are celebrating Thanksgiving. For many of us that means a lot of family time. For Artnet News Executive Editor Julia Halperin, it means visiting Immersive Van Gogh with her entire family bright and early. Yes, they are immersing ourselves in a light show, dedicated to the 19th century Dutch paint…
 
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, independent arts journalist, helps us recap the major November contemporary auctions. First, Judd tells us about how the Macklowe sale, that earned almost $700 million, came to be and how the provenance impacted the sales results. Then, he compares the strength of the current contemporary…
 
For artists, writers, and musicians, copyright is an invaluable safeguard, protecting intellectual property of original works of authorship. But eventually, no matter how jealously a large corporation might hoard the rights to a lucrative property, all creative work passes into the public domain, making it free for reproduction or adaption without …
 
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by our founder Anders Petterson, to discuss our brand new NFT Art Market Report. First, Anders explains what ultimately persuaded him to start covering NFTs at ArtTactic and produce an NFT Art Market Report. Then, he shares if it is a small group of artists who are thriving or is it quit…
 
In the final episode with Hannah Wohl (Bound by Creativity), we talk about: her experiences with mega-collector couple Sherry and Joel Mallin, who have an impressive collection and are known as being philanthropic in their approach to helping artists, including having some of them live in their homes; a purchase the Mallins made that entailed their…
 
In 2017 Canadian software developers, Matt Hall, and John Watkinson debuted what would become a landmark project in the early crypto art movement, the CryptoPunks. Released through their company Larva Labs, the CryptoPunks consisted of 10,000 unique collectible characters whose chain of title would be tracked on the Ethereum blockchain. Each punk i…
 
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Reena Devi, independent arts journalist, about the growing art scene in Seoul, Korea. While there has been a lot of focus over the past decade on different areas in Asia, first Hong Kong, then mainland China, Reena explains why the international art world is turning to Seoul now. Then, sh…
 
This week we aren't so much going down to earth as we are climbing up into the art market stratosphere, where only the wealthiest collectors reside. All eyes are on this tip top of the market as the art world prepares for what may be the biggest auction of the decade, Sotheby's sale of the Macklowe collection. This star studded group of works was a…
 
In my penultimate conversation with sociologist Hannah Wohl (author of Bound by Creativity) she talks about: the cynicism of sociologists, particularly when theorizing about art (and in relation to the sculptor St. Clair Cemin in particular); the emergence of the artist Ginny Casey, through her show at Half Gallery; how she describes her own contem…
 
If you consider yourself a dedicated fan of contemporary art, then you're probably no stranger to watching things onscreen that the average person would find bizarre, upsetting, or even downright gruesome. So it should come as no surprise that the art world––and the Artnet News staff––contains more than a couple die-hard fans of horror movies, too.…
 
The change.org petition worked, you raised your voices, and we’re back on the air! The th0ts discuss the virtues of studio sales, the thematic threads running through the just-opened New Museum Triennial, German corporate welfare, Zalando fashion, and more! Meanwhile, after making it out alive from a 6 hour long opera, Amir reports back on the comi…
 
If you are familiar with the artist Judy Chicago, chances are you associate her with one piece: her magnum opus The Dinner Party, an epic work of installation art featuring elaborate place settings for 39 famous women, both mythical and historical, at a triangular banquet table. The feminist masterpiece took nearly six years and a veritable army of…
 
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Anna Brady, art market editor of The Art Newspaper, about the surging prices for emerging art at auction. First, Anna recaps Frieze Art Fair, the first major art fair in London since the pandemic began. Then, she discusses the Hayward Gallery museum exhibition featuring several emerging …
 
In The Conversation’s latest Virtual Café (which took place on 9/24/21, on Zoom), special guest Rose Bricetti and participants talked about: how memes break down institutional critique; the Instagram account Jerry Gogosian, which was revealed to be run by Hilde (former guest of the podcast); The Dirtbag Left, defined, as well as their use of memes;…
 
This week, we're hopping into a time machine and traveling to the not so distant future to answer this question, how will the technological tools being developed today shape the art world of tomorrow. It's a question we delve into in the fall 2021 edition of the Artnet Intelligence Report, which is out now. The theme of the issue is the roaring 202…
 
It’s hard to describe the experience of a work by Ryoji Ikeda. The Japanese artist has worked as an experimental musician, performer, researcher, and art-maker, and he brings it all together for immense, immersive installations that fill the senses. But while the word “immersive” has come to connote Instagram bait, Ikeda’s works are anything but lo…
 
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, chats with us about the evolving online art market. First, Mike reflects on the past 18 months and identifies how the online art market has changed. Then, he shares data revealing how much the art market has expanded since the first few months after the pandemic began. Also,…
 
In part 4 of my conversations with sociologist Hannah Wohl (author of Bound by Creativity), we discuss: Competing claims to expertise between artists and gallerists; the fiduciary responsibilities that some art advisors take on, which involves a very pointed analysis of artists’ pedigrees when choosing work for their clients; how art advisors and c…
 
An art industry ritual returned after an unprecedented hiatus: on a Monday evening last week, art advisors, dealers, and collectors ceremoniously filed into the formidable fairgrounds of Switzerland’s Art Basel. The premier art fair’s 50th edition was set to take place across a balmy week in June 2020, but it slid back nearly a year and half, its p…
 
Fire up that fondue pot and change those fonts to Helvetica, because a very special guest has popped in fresh off the runway from Switzerland! Artnet News Europe Editor, Kate Brown, joins us to share her impressions of Art Basel, the changes happening at pandemic-era art fairs, her favorite works and exhibitions, market trends, and more!…
 
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art columnist at Vanity Fair, chats with us about the latest edition of Art Basel. First, Nate tells us what the mood was like at this year's fair and explains how it compared to a normal Art Basel. Then, he reveals to what extent American and Asian collectors were missing from the fair…
 
For the 100th episode of the Art Angle, Artnet News’s Style Editor, Noor Brara had the pleasure of speaking with critically acclaimed author, professor, and social commentator Roxane Gay, whose writings on feminism, politics, intersectionality, and culture have made her one of the keenest and most important observers of our time. Gay is also an avi…
 
In digging into Hannah’s book, ‘Bound by Creativity,’ we talk about: the continued existence of the artist as bohemian (even as ‘enfant terrible’), as personified by the pseudonymous Simon Moser, whose gallerist and collectors affectionately boast about how crazy he is, and yet who occasionally goes to far, even with his cultural clout; the collect…
 
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Eileen Kinsella, senior market reporter for Artnet News, joins us to recap the Armory Show. First, Eileen answers if this past week was the biggest week for the art world in NYC since the pandemic began. Then, she reveals what the international presence was like at the fair. After, Eileen reveals som…
 
Artists Peter Halley and Keltie Ferris first met sometime in the mid-2000s, at the height of the abstract painting revival. Halley, a pioneering Neo-Conceptualist renowned for his disciplined grids, was head of painting and printmaking at the Yale School of Art; Ferris, a graduate student with a knack for wielding fluid materials like spray paint. …
 
Some of the most impactful stories to surface this past year have revolved around three major issues affecting the world as a whole: there’s a worsening climate emergency, a global health crisis and—in the fold—a breakneck acceleration of technology that’s increasingly entangling itself into every aspect of our lives. When it comes to the art world…
 
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Thousands of people who worked at the trade center or who witnessed the events of 9/11, or who lost loved ones, have stories about that. Among these are the artists of the World Views Artists Residency. In a terrible irony, the residency had been started by t…
 
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Davida Nemeroff, owner of Night Gallery, and William Hathaway, partner and sales director at Night Gallery, about a variety of fascinating topics relating to the art world. First, we discuss their opening of a new, larger gallery space and some of the major factors that went into their d…
 
In part 2 with sociologist Hannah Wohl, we continue our conversation by talking about whether the terms ‘Creative Vision,’ or ‘Signature Style,’ are euphemisms for ‘brand’; how there was resistance (from artists in the book and others) to the prospect of Hannah using a sociological model to analyze patterns of creativity, something that struck them…
 
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Katey Acquaro, Independent Art Fair's head of production & exhibitor resources, about this year's fair which occurs from September 9th-12th. First, Katey introduces us to the Independent Art Fair, contextualizes how it fits into next week and compares it to the Armory. Then, she explains…
 
For centuries, Western art-making centered around religious imagery during the middle ages and Renaissance icons. Altar pieces and stained glass windows were regarded as meditative objects through which the faithful might reach a more profound religious transcendence. Needless to say the art world of 2021 is far more secular and openly religious ar…
 
Love him or laugh at him, Bob Ross is absolutely one of America’s best known painters. A quarter century after he died in 1995, a Bob Ross Experience debuted in Indiana last October as a site of pilgrimage for fans. Meanwhile, Bob Ross Inc. continues to mint money authorizing new products, even licensing a canibus company to make Bob ross eyeshadow…
 
In the first part of a multi-part series, Hannah Wohl, sociologist and author of Bound by Creativity talks about: her general studies of the creative industries more broadly, in addition to her focus, for this book, on the contemporary art market in particular; her two-year ethnography of a ‘sensual figure drawing’ class at an erotic arts club in C…
 
It’s late August, and for the first time in two years, it looks like the fall art season could be jam-packed with major in-person art-market events––even if some of them don’t normally happen at the same time as Starbucks is trying to coat the globe in pumpkin spice. But this summer, art-world trends and circumstances way beyond the industry’s cont…
 
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, John Wiley, manager of valuation analytics at Hagerty, an American automotive lifestyle and membership company, joins us to recap this past week's major Monterey classic car auctions. First, John tells us if the classic car market has been as resilient and robust as the art market since the first few…
 
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Chris Ivy, director of sports collectibles at Heritage Auctions, about the surging sports collectibles market. First, Chris tells us what items fall into the sports collectibles category. Then, he explains why the market fell in popularity after the proliferation of the internet and why…
 
I'm sure you've heard it: For the past few months, the U.S. news media has been following the saga of pop star Britney Spears and the unusual conservatorship arrangement which prevents her from controlling her own finances or life decisions, put in place more than a decade ago after a very public breakdown. In June, Spears spoke out for the first t…
 
New York artist and writer Melissa Stern talks about: Living in a large Chelsea co-op apartment where also has her studio, in a building she calls ‘a community in a box’; her joining an all-women-artist text group during the pandemic, which has been a great source of support and community; her shows that got canceled because of the pandemic, one of…
 
If you're a fan of Italian Renaissance art and you were in New York right now, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a treat for you. It's called The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1520-1570 and it offers a spectacular sampling of ninety works of art from Florence's 16th century. But there's a twist. It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that It…
 
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we are joined by Bettina Huang, GM and head of Platform, an art e-commerce experience that enables constant discovery with no barriers to graduating from art enthusiast to art collector. First, Bettina explains what Platform is and how it differentiates itself from other ecommerce sites in the art wor…
 
Right now there is a powerful, highly ambitious, and deeply relevant art show in New York that weaves together the histories of conservation and American art in a way most people haven't seen before. It's a quick jag from the city across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge into Catskill, New York, but light years away from the bustling metropolis, where on e…
 
In addition to being a replay of episode 138, from May of 2021, art writer Ben Davis also provides an update on what he thinks about art and activism today, in conjunction with his new book, 'Culture Collapse.' In this episode, Ben talks about: His time in Australia at the (x) conference, and his meetings with artist Ben Quilty (also a social activ…
 
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