Rank #1: Adam Lindemann on Buying and Selling at Auction
Nov 13 2019
Rank #2: Mnuchin Gallery Frieze Masters Show of David Smith, The Forgings
Sep 30 2014
Rank #3: Christie's Education Panel: Selling Art in the Digital Age
Among the topics we cover in this panel discussion is the different ways that Christie's, Zwirner and Gagosian have come to selling digitally; how the sales process is integrated into the larger pattern of client acquisition and sales; who benefits internally from digital sales and how the companies are charting a path forward.
Feb 14 2019
Rank #4: Olyvia Kwok
Dec 16 2014
Rank #5: Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic, James Tarmy of Bloomberg and Brian Boucher of Artnet
Feb 04 2015
Rank #6: David Norman Discusses the November 2016 New York Impressionist and Modern sales
*Norman explains the backstory behind Wassily Kandinksy's Rigide et courbé and the not-easy decision to guarantee a post-Bauhaus Kandinsky at that level.
* Norman offers some of the market history behind Edvard Munch's Girls on the Bridge.
*We learn more about how the changing tastes have effected the prices for Monet's gainstacks.
*Also discussed here are many works that were previously offered nearly a generation ago that failed to find buyers but now achieved major prices, as well as surprises for Miro, Chagall, Picasso and others.
Jan 04 2017
Rank #7: David Norman on London's Impressionist & Modern Sales, March 2017
In part because of that uncertainty, few of the works on offer were considered the kinds of trophies that would motivate bidders to aggressively pursue these works. Nonetheless, they did. Buyers, especially from Asia, were out in force.
Although, as Norman points out, the bidding was tactical and sober. Buyers are keen on acquiring works of art but not at any price.
With that in mind, Norman follows up on the previous sales of many of the works and points out that very few of the works auctioned in this March cycle lacked market exposure. Some did well against previous prices; others fared poorly. But the market showed that it could distribute familiar material efficiently and with strong prices even if the sales lacked an estate or other fresh material that might excite "animal spirits."
Mar 23 2017
Rank #8: Marisa Kayyem on the Convergence of Art and Fashion
Marisa Kayyem, program director for Christie's Continuing Education, talks about the ways in which art and fashion have grown to depend upon each other more and more.
In this conversation she talks about:
*Why brands are in search of the "new" and what they find in art.
*The trend toward luxury retailers using art to create unique spaces.
*Fashion shows as performance art.
* Historical links between fashion and artists like Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí.
*The controversy surrounding Cecil Beaton's Vogue photoshoot in front Jackson Pollock's work.
Jan 10 2017
Rank #9: Michael FIndlay on Seeing Slowly
In this podcast, Findlay explains what he means and why he thinks we would all be better off approaching art this way. Then he talks about Instagram and the way that the business of selling art has changed—and how buyers and sellers would benefit from seeing slowly.
Oct 17 2017
Rank #10: Timothy Taylor on Alex Katz, Ding Yi and Running a Global Art Gallery
In this podcast, Timothy Taylor talks about the changing ways in which art dealers must operate to represent their artists well while coping with the constraints of ever-rising retail space rents in major metropolitan centers and the growing interest in art from collectors in far-flung cities across Asia and the West.
Taylor, who has just opened a show of Ding Yi's new work in his London space, has also brought Alex Katz and Sean Scully to China. He sees the way that dealers represent their artists requires thinking creatively and hints that the future of art dealing may already be upon us.
Jun 05 2017
Rank #11: Marc Porter: Behind the Scenes at the Rockefeller Sale
In this podcast, Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie's Americas, discusses the unique opportunities and challenges of organizing and marketing the estate of one of the world's most famous families. From China to Europe to the Gulf States to the UK and America, Christie's has tailored its marketing and publicity to the attributes of the Rockefeller family and the collection that are key to exciting the interest of each of these distinct populations.
Porter goes further to tell some of the history of the Rockefeller's collecting experiences and the goals of the estate.
Apr 03 2018
Rank #12: Loretta Wurtenberger describes turning the Hans Arp estate in a new direction
Loretta Wurtenberger is one of the founders of the Institute for Artists’ Estates (http://www.artists-estates.com/)and has been managing the estate of Hans Arp since 2009.
The prospect of managing artists’ estates has become a new topic lately, so we’re presenting the audio of Dr. Wurtenberger’s talk from the Keeping the Legacy Alive conference held in Berlin in September of 2016.
Entitled Back to Square One, Wurtenberger’s talk describes the seven-year odyssey the Hans Arp estate made from controversy over posthumous casts to a vibrant discussion of the artist in the academic world, museums and on the art market.
The talk begins with a brief biography of Arp, the conditions of the from Arp’s death in 1966 through the mismanagement of a German dealer and the controversies surround posthumous castings.
In 2009, when Wurtenberger took over the the strategic management of the estate, Arp was out of fashion. There was no academic interest; the Catalogue Raisonné was out dated; the last US exhibition of the artist had been in the 1980s; and Arp’s work was undervalued on the art market.
Wurtenberger helped the foundation focus on repositioning Arp through sponsoring academic research, enabling museum exhibitions not only of the best known blockbuster works by Arp but also of the lesser known works held by the estate, and by enhancing the artist’s market in Europe and the US.
Finally, Wurtenberger explains that the Arp foundation is not legally allowed to have an endowmen t. So it must sell from its holdings enough each year to cover the annual expenses.
Feb 01 2017
Rank #13: Pamela Joyner and Sarah Douglas at the CORE Club
Dec 05 2019
Rank #14: Mark Lurie on Codex, the Blockchain and the Art Market
Feb 07 2018
Rank #15: Amy Cappellazzo on Barkley Hendricks
In this podcast, Cappellazzo talks about having encountered the artists work and then getting the rare opportunity a few decades later to sell three works from one collection as it came to market.
Faced with a series of choices about how to position and market the work, Cappellazzo walks us through her thinking and strategy. The record prices ultimately achieved were the product of a combination of cultivating new buyers, personal selling and the value of a sense of discovery.
Jun 26 2017
Rank #16: Mike Tansey and Barry Ellsworth on Art Dealing in Santa Fe
With a large number of vacation homes and occasional visitors, a long-running international opera that attracts foreign visitors and being a major tourist have made Santa Fe a magnet for art dealers as well as art buyers.
There are more than 200 galleries in the city spread across four major neighborhoods. SITE Santa Fe, a national and international Contemporary art venue, re-opens in expanded form this Fall.
Mike Tansey and Barry Ellsworth are two prominent gallerists in the city, they talk about the culture of art dealing in Santa Fe.
May 10 2017
Rank #17: Megan Fox Kelly, Todd Levin and William O'Reilly on Giving Advice in the Global Art Market
On the panel are Megan Fox Kelly, President of the Association of Professional Art Advisors and an advisor with a broad practice that includes helping new collectors to find their bearings in the art market and advising artist's estates and foundations on a market-facing strategy; Todd Levin, who has built noteworthy collections that have achieved verifiable market successes as well as curated his own shows at various galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin; and William O'Reilly, Senior Director with Dickinson in New York where he works with collectors of Old Master through to Contemporary Art.
The lively conversation explores the relationship between advisors, collectors and the art market ecosystem, and the joys and pitfalls of building a collection.
Jul 16 2018
Rank #18: The Business of Art: Yieldstreet x Athena Art Finance at The Armory Show
Mar 25 2020
Rank #19: Richard Wright
Jun 09 2014
Rank #20: Stefania Bortolami
In this podcast, Bortolami and Platonova discuss:
*Has Chelsea left galleries no more room for error?
*Will TriBeCa take over from the Lower East Side as the next gallery neighborhood?
*Daniel Buren—"the Stripe Guy"—his latest exhibition and his career?
*Her program to bring art exhibitions to cities around the US. Next up, New Haven's remarkable Marcel Breuer masterpiece.
May 25 2017