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See the art world through my eyes as an art dealer with thirty years in the business. Interviews of unique and interesting individuals that collect, deal and find art as compelling as I do. Learn the pitfalls of the art world and the interesting cast of characters that are a constant thread of entertaining commentary. Pull up a chair with me, Mark Sublette and the Art Dealer Diaries.

Art Dealer Diaries Podcast Mark Sublette

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

See the art world through my eyes as an art dealer with thirty years in the business. Interviews of unique and interesting individuals that collect, deal and find art as compelling as I do. Learn the pitfalls of the art world and the interesting cast of characters that are a constant thread of entertaining commentary. Pull up a chair with me, Mark Sublette and the Art Dealer Diaries.

    Bill Anton: Western Oil Painter - Epi. 170, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    Bill Anton: Western Oil Painter - Epi. 170, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    View Bill Anton's newest painting "Stirrup Deep" here:
    https://www.medicinemangallery.com/bill-anton-stirrup-deep-plv1341.html

    Now, I've done a long-format podcast with Bill, but you know, he brought this painting in that we just got for the gallery and it's such a fantastic painting. It's one of those really inspirational works that when you stare at it long enough it just grabs you and pulls you in and boy did this painting grab me. 

    So I thought, you know, let's just go do a podcast and see what happens. Talk about the painting, talk about what's going on in Bill's life, stuff like that.  Surprise, surprise - It turned into a wonderful conversation. We spoke about all different types of artists, from Maynard Dixon to Jim Reynolds to Matt Smith to Josh Elliott.

    This is more technical in some respects because we really talk about composition and how somebody goes about turning a study into a fully formed painting, which is what Bill did with the painting that brought him to the gallery in the first place.

    He's such an animated individual and loves what he does. I would encourage you to watch this one on YouTube if you can because just watching his body language, how he gets excited about what he does, and why he does it, in turn, makes you excited. 

    • 1 hr
    Joan & David Wenger: Art Dealer & Biochemist - Epi. 169, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    Joan & David Wenger: Art Dealer & Biochemist - Epi. 169, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    I had Joan and David Wenger on today, and it was really it was a great time. In the first part of the podcast, I really go into detail with David about dye analysis of Cochineal, Indigo dyes in serapes.

    There's some technical information in there as well, which is great to know and we talk about serapes, early Navajo textiles, and the meaning of dating. We also talk about his life as a biochemist and what all he's done and how he ended up in the Native American area. 

    Then we pivot to his wife, Joan and they've been together since they were 15. She talks about being a collector and then a dealer, and now she's been dealing with this material for over 50 years and really is one of the earliest dealers that we have in the profession.

    So it's fun. It's interesting to hear how they dedicated their lives not only to the profession but just to the arts in general.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Lyn A. Fox: Pueblo Pottery Dealer - Epi. 168, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    Lyn A. Fox: Pueblo Pottery Dealer - Epi. 168, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    I had a really interesting podcast with Lyn Fox today, who owns Lyn A. Fox Fine Pottery in Santa Fe. I've known Lynne for probably since the day he started dealing in Pueblo pottery (his specialty) over 20 years ago.

    Lyn is a very kind human being who's really considerate in what he does as a dealer and how he looks about buying and selling art. I think there's a lot of commonalities in the way that we both do business and, quite frankly, how we see the world.

    Throughout this episode, I found some things out that I didn't know anything about when it came to his earlier life and what formed the businessman/art expert he is today.  I think the early interactions that we have with our parents and with world events can mold the way we see ourselves and how we grow.

    It was really interesting to pull at all these different threads and I think people will enjoy this podcast as much as I did. To me, it was just like having an interesting chat over a cup of coffee with an old friend and that's the best kind of podcast conversation in my opinion.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Glenn Dean: Landscape and Western Oil Painter - Epi. 167, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    Glenn Dean: Landscape and Western Oil Painter - Epi. 167, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    I had Glenn Dean on the podcast today. He came to my gallery in Tucson to film this podcast and was a fun podcast.  You know, the zoom podcasts are great and they make being able to see and talk to people from a variety of fields much easier, but I must admit - sitting next to somebody and having a meaningful intimate conversation is a whole different ball game, and we did just that. 

    You see, Glenn is a private person, and recording a podcast is probably not a thing that he's most comfortable with. That being said, the result was wonderful. It was just a great talk and very genuine, and it seemed like he was having a good time too.

    Glenn has had a very interesting life. He's self-taught and I've always felt he's one of the most gifted artists that I represent, especially his ability to capture landscapes. Nowadays Glenn is doing more figurative work and it's a step above so many of his contemporaries. The guy just knows how to lay paint down.

    It was a great experience getting to learn where his passion originated, he was a boogieboarder (a really good one) and was competing professionally. That could have been his career, but as I'm sure you've figured out by now, he chose a different route.

    So for all those who've been waiting to hear Glenn talk about how he got where he is today OR if you're an aspiring artist, this is the podcast for you.

    View available painting from the show here:
    https://www.medicinemangallery.com/medicine-man-gallery-antique-native-american-western-art-collections/glenn-dean-new-works

    So enjoy. Glenn Dean.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bruce Hartman: Former Director, Nerman Museum of Art (Part 2): - Epi. 166, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    Bruce Hartman: Former Director, Nerman Museum of Art (Part 2): - Epi. 166, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    I had Bruce Hartman on today, which was so much fun. He's a natural, gregarious, happy individual, and he's always been that way. I've known him for 20 plus years and any time I've ever seen him at a show (which is usually where I see him)  he's always laughing and giggling and just having a great time. You see, Bruce absolutely loves art and is a very knowledgeable former art professional having just retired after 30 years as Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

    At first glance, you may get the impression that contemporary art was Bruce's main focus at the museum, but don't let that fool you. He knows an incredible amount on the subject of Native American art. His father and mother collected prehistoric and then historic Indian art, which got Bruce's artistic entanglement going very early in life, resulting in him becoming one of the foremost authorities on Native American paintings, from both historic to contemporary - as well as Zuni fetishes.

    It was a longer interview than normal, not because of any particular reason other than Bruce is such an interesting individual. I just couldn't stop listening and, you know, those are the best interviews as far as I'm concerned. As a result, this podcast will be split into two parts. This is part two of the Bruce Hartman podcast.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Bruce Hartman: Former Director, Nerman Museum of Art (Part 1): - Epi. 165, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    Bruce Hartman: Former Director, Nerman Museum of Art (Part 1): - Epi. 165, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    I had Bruce Hartman on today, which was so much fun. He's a natural, gregarious, happy individual, and he's always been that way. I've known him for 20 plus years and any time I've ever seen him at a show (which is usually where I see him)  he's always laughing and giggling and just having a great time. You see, Bruce absolutely loves art and is a very knowledgeable former art professional having just retired after 30 years as Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

    At first glance, you may get the impression that contemporary art was Bruce's main focus at the museum, but don't let that fool you. He knows an incredible amount on the subject of Native American art. His father and mother collected prehistoric and then historic Indian art, which got Bruce's artistic entanglement going very early in life, resulting in him becoming one of the foremost authorities on Native American paintings, from both historic to contemporary - as well as Zuni fetishes.

    It was a long interview than normal, not because of any particular reason other than Bruce is such an interesting individual. I just couldn't stop listening and, you know, those are the best interviews as far as I'm concerned. As a result, this podcast will be split into two parts. This is part one of the Bruce Hartman podcast.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

julyandavis ,

Refreshing and smart

A great fresh take on art and the artworld from an experienced dealer, and author.

Patty Painter ,

Valuable for Studio Artists

When I listen to Mark interview artists as I work in my own studio, he takes me on unexpected adventures. I am particularly interested in hearing artists talk about paint and substrate choices as well as inspirational motivations. I enjoy hearing about their shows and collector’s reactions to new work. I highly recommend Mark’s informative and entertaining pod casts because each one is uniquely insightful.

Chadd Scott ,

Tremendous resource for art lovers

Mark’s podcast is a great resource for anyone interested in Western art and the art world. Great stories.

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