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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 01:59

In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Christopher Bedford, director of The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, updates us on some of the recent activities at the museum. First, Chris shares how he has lead the museum past some of the negative publicity garnered in 2009 when it was announced, but not actually implemented, that Brandeis would close the museum and sell its permanent collection to curtail losses associated with the global financial crisis. Then, he details the incredible story of the museum's first director, Sam Hunter, and how he developed an incredible contemporary art collection for the museum in the 1960's on a limited budget. Also, Chris tells us how collectors today can learn from Sam Hunter's approach to building the museum's collection for their own private art collections.  Further, Chris reveals how he balances exhibiting works from the museum's permanent collection versus organizing exhibitions featuring art from outside the museum's collection. Lastly, Chris explains why he has focused so much on strengthening the relationship between the museum and the student body at Brandeis University.

  • Interviewee Christopher Bedford
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Topic Collection Management
  • Company The Rose Art Museum
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016 00:00

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by prominent California-based art collector, Dr Robert Shimshak. First, Robert shares his evolution as an art collector, acquiring along the way several works by Ed Ruscha, Sol Lewitt, On Kawara, Bruce Conner and others. Then, he offers advice for new collectors that he wished he had received when he first started collecting. Also, Robert gives his perspective on the current state of the art market and reveals some significant buying opportunities that currently exist. Lastly, having lived primarily on the west coast, Dr Shimshak compares the art scenes in San Francisco and Los Angeles to New York City.

  • Interviewee Dr Robert Shimshak
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Topic Market Commentary
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 00:00

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Gavin Delahunty, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, joins us to discuss his critically acclaimed exhibition, Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots. First, Gavin reveals to us what inspired him to curate the largest survey of Jackson Pollock’s black paintings ever assembled. Then, he takes us inside the process of locating the artworks around the world and ultimately convincing collectors and museums to lend their artworks for the exhibition. Also, Gavin shares what having a high-quality, critically acclaimed exhibition such as the Pollock show has done for the city of Dallas and more broadly he gives his impressions of Dallas’ growing contemporary art scene. Additionally, given the growth of the contemporary art market, Gavin explains to what extent, as a contemporary art curator for an institution, the art market plays in his job. Lastly, Gavin speaks about the Dallas Museum of Art’s free admission initiative and to what extent he is witnessing an expanded audience at the museum as a result.

  • Interviewee Gavin Delahunty
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Company Dallas Museum of Art
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Thursday, 14 January 2016 00:00

In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Stephen McCoubrey, curator for the UBS art collection, and Johan Jervoe, group chief marketing officer at UBS. First, Stephen and Johan discuss UBS' strategy as to what and how they acquire artworks for the corporate collection. Then, they reveal the extent of the relationship between UBS employees and the company's art collection. Also, Stephen and Johan share some of the major benefits of UBS sponsoring Art Basel. Lastly, they explain the motivation behind their recent commissioned photographs by Annie Leibovitz.

  • Interviewee Stephen McCoubrey and Johan Jervoe
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Topic Corporate Art Collections
  • Company UBS
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Friday, 08 January 2016 00:00

In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Joe Elliot, director of sales and marketing at Artlogic, joins us to talk about some of the technological trends in the art market today. First, Joe tells us how technologically advanced both blue chip and emerging art galleries are at the moment. Then, he explains how galleries presently view the importance of eCommerce as a selling platform. Also, Joe discusses how collectors are benefitting from technological innovation in the art world over the past few years. Lastly, Joe explains how Artlogic plays into the technology discussion within the art world.

  • Interviewee Joe Elliot
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Topic Online Art Businesses, Market Commentary
  • Company Artlogic
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Sunday, 20 December 2015 00:00

In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Baiqu Gonkar, founder of Art Represent, a commercial platform conceived to promote, sell and exhibit artworks by artists impacted by conflict and social upheaval. First, Baiqu shares how Art Represent aids artists who are affected by conflict. Then, she describes the commonality she witnesses across the artists she has worked with in terms of how their art helped them survive and ultimately flee these conflicts. Also, Baiqu discusses how an art scene is transformed when conflict infects a region.

  • Interviewee Baiqu Gonkar
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Topic Online Art Businesses
  • Company Art Represent
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Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00

In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Kenneth Schlenker, co-founder and CEO of ArtList, a startup online private art sales website. First, Kenneth tells us how they are effectively utilizing Instagram to attract collectors to their site. Then, he explains why he believes a bubble has emerged in the art e-commerce sector of the art market. Also, Kenneth tells us how he feels about ArtList selling artworks by younger, emerging artists. Lastly, Kenneth talks about the challenges ArtList and other art eCommerce sites face if they wish to flourish in the long-term.

  • Interviewee Kenneth Schlenker
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Topic Online Art Businesses, Online Art Markets
  • Company ArtList
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Friday, 30 October 2015 22:16

In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, returns to the pocdast to talk with us about his new venture, Polsky's Andy Warhol Art Authentication Service. First, Richard talks about the role the Warhol authentication committee played in the art world and the value it brought to collectors and the art market when it was in existence. Then, he speculates why no entities thus far have attempted to authenticate Warhol works and why he believes with his credentials and experiences with Warhol he's the right person to establish a Warhol authentication business. Lastly, Richard shares his strategy as to how he can grow his business so his authenticity service is recognized and respected throughout the art world.   

  • Interviewee Richard Polsky
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Topic Art Research, Market Commentary
  • Company Polsky's Andy Warhol Authentication Service
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Friday, 16 October 2015 00:00

In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by David Gryn, founder of Daata Editions, an online platform for the sale of artist commissioned video, sound and web art editions. First, David tells us about the background of Daata Editions and how collectors can consume and enjoy this digital art. Then, he details some of the artists he has worked with thus far and how they responded to working on such a unique concept. Also, David shares why he believes digital art is still not in the mainstream of art collecting and what needs to transpire in order for it to grow in popularity.

  • Interviewee David Gryn
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Company Daata Editions
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Thursday, 03 September 2015 00:00

In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Dirk Herzer, founder and CEO of ARTBUTLER, speaks with us about their software solutions company for galleries, artists and collectors. First, Dirk describes some of the biggest technological challenges he believes galleries are still facing and how his software enables them to overcome these. Then, he explains how ARTBUTLER differentiates itself from competing software companies specializing in the art world. Also, Dirk reveals why an increasing number of artists are utilizing software solutions to manage the artworks they create. Lastly, Dirk speculates on where he believes the art world may be headed in the next five years from a technological perspective.

  • Interviewee Dirk Herzer
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Topic Collection Management, Online Art Businesses
  • Company ARTBUTLER
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Tuesday, 11 August 2015 00:00

In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Julian Radcliffe, founder of The Art Loss Register, the world's largest private database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectables. First, Julian explains why all types of individuals and entities in the art world are utilizing their 450,000+ artwork database. Then, he reveals how they have aided in the recovery of over 2,000 artworks since the inception of the database. Also, Julian shares some recent trends he has observed in terms of his database usage in correlation to the tremendous increase in price for art.   

  • Interviewee Julian Radcliffe
  • Market/Sector US & Europe
  • Topic Art Research
  • Company The Art Loss Register
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