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.
Platform's Bettina Huang on Building an Art E-commerce Site
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 world. Then, she clarifies David Zwirner's affiliation with Platform and shares how she got connected with him initially. Also, Bettina tells us about why helping bring the art community together is such an important goal for Platform, especially during the pandemic. Lastly, she shares how galleries have responded to the idea of participating on a new e-commerce site.
WSJ's Kelly Crow on the Art Market Coming Out of the Pandemic
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Kelly Crow, art market reporter for The Wall Street Journal, about how the art world is coming out of the pandemic. First, Kelly discusses shifts in tastes for certain contemporary artists and types of artworks during the pandemic. Then, she touches on the softening of several established artists including Jeff Koons. Additionally, Kelly reveals to what extent the mainstream art world is embracing NFTs. Finally, Kelly tells us how the auction market is doing relative to before and during the pandemic as well as how much Asian millennial buyers have to do with it.
Behind The Report: Contemporary Art Market Confidence Report – Jul 2021
In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our latest Contemporary Art Market Confidence Report in which our findings reveal the highest Confidence Indicator since January 2014 and up 89% from the pre-pandemic reading in September 2019.
Ronnie Pirovino and Lindsay Griffith on Urban Art, Contemporary Art and NFTs
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic we're joined by Ronnie Pirovino, contemporary art collector, curator, appraiser and recognized as one of the early and most prolific collectors of KAWS’ work and Lindsay Griffith, Head of Department for Prints & Multiples in New York at Christie’s, ahead of their co-curated auction Trespassing at Christie's. First, we ask Lindsay about the intersection between urban and contemporary art as well as last year's inaugural Trespassing sale. Then, Ronnie shares why they included a select number of NFTs in this year's auction. Also, Lindsay explains how robust the art market is at this moment and why it is doing so well. Further, Ronnie addresses the significant number of urban art collectors who have expanded their collecting interests to more mainstream contemporary artists and how that trend has continued over the past year. Finally, Ronnie and Lindsay share a few of their favorite artworks in their Trespassing auction which is live now at Christie's.
Pekin Fine Art's Meg Maggio With the Latest on the Chinese Art Scene
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Meg Maggio, director at Pekin Fine Arts, about the latest happenings in the Chinese art scene. First, Meg recalls what the start of the pandemic was like for her and the art world in Beijing and what her experience has been like relocating from Beijing to Hong Kong to the States. Then, after giving up her gallery space in Beijing, she shares her mindset as she weights her options on what kind of a gallery space she needs moving forward. Also, we touch on the rapidly evolving museum space in China and how high caliber museum shows are positively impacting several aspects of the Chinese art scene. Further, Meg touches on the red hot Chinese art market as well as the growing number of art fairs throughout Asia.
Contribute.to's Cosmin Ene on Facilitating Instant Payments Online to Artists
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Cosmin Ene, founder and CEO of Contribute.to, a tool that lets people pay artists, creatives and creators for the work they enjoy seeing online. First, Cosmin tells us how Contribute.to works to help facilitate instant payments online to artists. Then, he shares how he came up with the idea for Contribute.to during the pandemic. Also, Cosmin explains what people are getting in return for contributions to artists. Additionally, Cosmin reveals how social media has transformed how creators are engaging with their audiences. Further, he comments on the increasing trend of crowdsourcing and patronage online. Finally, Cosmin shares some success stories from Contribute.to's platform.