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.
Behind The Report: Then & Now: The YBAs
In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our brand new series of reports, Then & Now, that will explore how different artist groups or movements from the past are faring in today’s auction market. In this first edition of the series, we look at the group of Young British Artists (YBAs) who emerged during the 1990s and in particular, those artists that participated in the infamous Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1997. This includes Damien Hirst, Jenny Saville, Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Glenn Brown, Marc Quinn, Sarah Lucas and many others.
The Drawing Center's Laura Hoptman on Managing a Museum During the Pandemic
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Laura Hoptman, executive director at The Drawing Center, joins us to discuss how she has managed the museum throughout the pandemic. First, Laura introduces us to The Drawing Center, including the museum's history and mission. Then, she describes what it was like to have the museum close abruptly due to the pandemic and how she managed the museum throughout COVID. Also, Laura explains how the museum was able to continue to interact with visitors despite being physically closed. Further, Laura addresses how The Drawing Center has and is continuing to address the racial inequality discussions that have dominated society. Lastly, Laura previews their current exhibition, 100 Drawings from Now, a large group exhibition featuring drawings available for sale to raise funds for the museum.
Sotheby's Michael Klein on the Art Market during the Covid-19 Pandemic
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Michael Klein, head of Sotheby's Mei Moses, joins us to discuss how the art market is performing during the COVID-19 pandemic according to Sotheby's Mei Moses index. First, Michael familiarizes us with the history Mei Moses index and explains how it works. Then, he reveals that while total auction sales are down significantly during the pandemic, the art market is actually performing better than it did last year. Michael also explains why the supply of art is down more than demand for art and the ramifications of that in the short-term and long-term. Finally, Michael tells us the truth about the trend of new millennial art collectors.
BMW's Thomas Girst on Cultural Engagement and Corporate Philanthropy
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Thomas Girst, global head of BMW Group Cultural Engagement. First, Thomas discusses the history of BMW's extensive cultural engagement in the visual arts. Then, he shares how BMW Group Cultural Engagement has been impacted by the COVID pandemic. Also, Thomas reveals why we will unfortunately see less support of the visual arts from companies as a result of this crisis. Additionally, Thomas explains how he measures the success of the initiatives he spearheads at BMW. Finally, he offers advice for cultural organizations seeking corporate engagement.
Behind The Report: Artist Market Report George Condo
In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our Artist Market Report on George Condo in which we take a look at different aspects of his market and career including the term he coined Artificial Realism, his exhibition and institutional history, as well as an in-depth look at every aspect of his auction market.
Bank of America's Evan Beard updates us on the art lending space
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Evan Beard, National Art Service Executive at Bank of America Private Bank, updates us on the art lending space. First, Evan categorizes the different types of lenders in the art financing industry and reveals which bucket Bank of America Private Bank falls in. Then, Evan shares how the COVID-19 pandemic along with the associated economic swings have impacted art lending activities. Also, he explains why art financing is no longer a niche practice within the art world. Lastly, Evan identifies a few key challenges facing the growth of the art lending industry in the medium to long term.