14 episodes

What makes the art world tick? The Baer Faxt Podcast reveals the inner workings of the global art industry through exclusive interviews with artists, collectors, dealers, auction house specialists, and other players in the business. The Baer Faxt is the leading news source for art world insiders, started in 1994 as a faxed newsletter and expanded to include an advisory service and auction database with bidder data gathered firsthand on the salesroom floor.

The Baer Faxt Podcast The Baer Faxt

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    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

What makes the art world tick? The Baer Faxt Podcast reveals the inner workings of the global art industry through exclusive interviews with artists, collectors, dealers, auction house specialists, and other players in the business. The Baer Faxt is the leading news source for art world insiders, started in 1994 as a faxed newsletter and expanded to include an advisory service and auction database with bidder data gathered firsthand on the salesroom floor.

    Baer with Me: Hong Kong

    Baer with Me: Hong Kong

    This episode marks the one-year anniversary of The Baer Faxt Podcast, and the second episode of Baer with Me, our mini-series of The Baer Faxt Podcast hosted by our President, Luyang Jiang, with market insights from Josh Baer.
     
    On the last day of our busy Hong Kong Art Week, Josh and Luyang sat down with The Baer Faxt's team members based in Asia, Boliang Shen, our Content Strategist in Shanghai, and Claire Huang, our Business Development Consultant in Hong Kong, to compare their observations from Art Basel Hong Kong and the flurry of other market events.
     
    Listen as Josh and the team share their on-the-ground scoop on the art market in Hong Kong and Asia, from gallery sales reports, to changes in the ways collectors transact and where they come from.

    • 32 min
    Jussi Pylkkänen

    Jussi Pylkkänen

    Jussi Pylkkänen joins Josh for his first sit-down interview since leaving his role as Global President of Christie's after nearly 40 years to start his own independent advisory, Art Pylkkänen.
     
    Jussi reveals the secret art of the auctioneer, sharing his favorite stories from his time negotiating deals and taking bids at the auctioneer's rostrum for many of the biggest record-breaking sales in recent years. Listen as he describes how he coaxed out the final bids for the $400 million sale of Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, and how he handled the "Banksy-like moment" when an arm fell off a Buddha statue onstage just as he opened bidding for the sculpture.
     
    Jussi also opens up about his plans for his new business, and his predictions for the future of the auction market.

    • 31 min
    Melissa Chiu

    Melissa Chiu

    Josh sits down with Melissa Chiu, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on the occasion of the museum's 50th anniversary, and the 10th anniversary of her tenure as Director.
    Listen as Melissa reflects on the unique role of the national museum, their TV show, The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist, and the ways artists have influenced the museum, from Hiroshi Sugimoto's vision for the revitalized sculpture garden, to the impact of Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms. She also shares her personal observations on the evolution of the art world in Asia over the last several decades.

    • 34 min
    Baer with Me: 2024 Predictions

    Baer with Me: 2024 Predictions

    Baer with Me is our new mini-series of The Baer Faxt Podcast, building on our past episodes featuring Josh Baer's insights on the current state of the art market. Hosted by Luyang Jiang, our President and Executive Producer of our Podcast, Baer with Me will feature regular updates on the latest trends in the global art market.
     
    For our debut episode, Josh shares his predictions for the art business in 2024—how to buy the dip, a comeback for NFTs, and the bull market to come as interest rates continue to soften. He and Luyang also talk about The Baer Faxt's exciting plans for the months ahead as we travel to art market events across the U.S., Asia, Europe, and beyond.

    • 27 min
    Loïc Gouzer

    Loïc Gouzer

    Josh sits down with Loïc Gouzer on the occasion of the relaunch of his single-lot auction platform, Fair Warning, this week.
     
    Listen as Loïc reveals his motivations for building the unique auction app as a response to the current state of the auction world, why people buy art in times of chaos, and what we can do, as art professionals, to make the word a better place.
     
    But first, Loïc shares a special behind-the-scenes story from his time orchestrating the auction of Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi at Christie's.

    • 28 min
    Art Market Correction?

    Art Market Correction?

    Another gallery seems to be shutting down every few weeks, and everyone’s talking about an art market correction, but the art fairs must go on.
     
    For this episode, Josh Baer and Luyang Jiang were on the road in London for Frieze art fair and the London auctions. Listen as Josh shares his perspective as a veteran art advisor, revealing the impacts of the so-called art market correction at Frieze, what the Long Museum selling at auction recently in Hong Kong means for the future of collecting in China, and how top gallerists are planning for a potentially rocky road ahead.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Seanzhang21 ,

The best art world insider podcast

A must follow for art enthusiasts and professionals looking to stay in the know. The guests on the podcast are always super insightful and experienced!

zheals ,

A turn off

This is the first unfavorable podcast review I have ever felt compelled to write. Really wanted to learn about the art market and corrections it might be going through but found the episode unhelpful/uniformative and the attitude of the speaker felt like he was “above” all of us listeners. I thought you might want to know how it came off to at least this one listener.

Wayne E. Pollard ,

Informative! Insightful! Interesting!

I ALWAYS enjoy listening to The Baer Faxt! Great guests! Great questions! As an artist, it really is the one podcast that I feel is a must listen to!

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