Rank #1: Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic, James Tarmy of Bloomberg and Brian Boucher of Artnet
Feb 04 2015
Rank #2: Loretta Würtenberger
Jun 02 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: James Tarmy on Contemporary Artists and Their Markets
Jan 29 2018
Rank #5: Miro and the Modern Market with Guy Bennett, Nicholas Acquavella, Nicholas Maclean and Helly Nahmad
Nov 03 2014
Rank #6: Scott Reyburn on London's Struggling Mega Dealers, Sotheby's Renewed Board Fight & more
Feb 22 2015
Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Mnuchin Gallery Frieze Masters Show of David Smith, The Forgings
Sep 30 2014
Rank #10: Who Was Henry Geldzahler?--A Conversation with Randall Bourscheidt
This conversation with Randall Bourscheidt explores some of the themes of Geldzahler's life: His role at the Metropolitan Museum during the height of New York's art market ferment; Geldzahler's friendships with Andy Warhol and David Hockney; his experiences as New York City's Cultural Commissioner; his eventual retreat to the Hamptons and his early death from liver cancer.
Feb 04 2019
Rank #11: Sam Gilliam interviewed by Jonathan Binstock
On the occasion of Gilliam's return to the Venice Biennale 45 years after he represented the United States, this far-ranging conversation covers the artist's entire career. Born in Louisville, Kentucky where Cassius Clay, Sr. (Muhammed Ali's father) was a prominent painter, Gilliam encountered a European refugee Ulfert Wilke at the Louisville and became his studio assistant.
He also eventually encountered the Gutai artists in Japan, Bob Thompson and moved eventually to Washington, DC where Kenneth Noland was at the center of the Color Field movement and the city was "a town of connection."
Throughout this conversation Gilliam talks of the lifelong struggle to make art and make a life as an artist. His career followed no clear trajectory but has been punctuated by encounters with an endless cast of 20th Century artistic influences culminating in his most recent turn in the center stage.
May 17 2017
Rank #12: Phillips CEO Edward Dolman
In the two and a half years since Edward Dolman took over the helm of Phillips auction house, he has been engaged in a remaking of the firm from an upstart auction house focusing on the fringes of the Contemporary art market to a serious alternative to Sotheby's and Christie's with a seat at the table when the biggest art deals are being made.
In this podcast, Dolman talks about how the expansion of the Contemporary art market has made Phillips's strategy viable and profitable.
He talks about the new team he has spent the last two years hiring—with leading specialists who decamped from Christie's and Sotheby's—and how their arrival will position the auction house to expand into new collecting fields and penetrate other regions of the world.
He discusses the growing financialization of the art market and the role guarantees play in facilitating art transactions, especially public ones. Dolman shares his view of the watch, jewelry and collectible markets. Finally, shares his thoughts on the global auction calendar and how that is likely to change in the coming months and years.
Mar 29 2017
Rank #13: Simon Hornby of Crozier Fine Art
Simon Hornby discusses the firm's history and orientation toward serving the needs of collectors, dealers and museums. He also talks about the ways in which the art storage industry has grown into a custodial and service role to enable the new global art dealing that is based in art fairs around the world.
Firms like Crozier provide support to the professionals who manage legal and tax concerns for collectors, dealers and institutions. Finally, Crozier's recent acquisition by Iron Mountain, the document and records storage concern, has initiated a new phase of expansion for Crozier both geographically and into broader areas of tangible asset storage.
Feb 22 2017
Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: Judd Tully, Veronique Chagnon-Burke & Marion Maneker on the Future of Auction Houses
Chagnon-Burke is the director of Christie's Education New York. She organized this panel to discuss the future of auction houses and the current state of the art market for students and guests at Christie's Education's Rockefeller Center location.
The discussion begins with a general take on the shape of the auction houses' businesses, how they differ and what their strategies going forward appear to be.
Dec 21 2016
Rank #17: 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 #18: Lock Kresler on Lévy Gorvy's Source and Stimulus
Lévy Gorvy is also exhibiting Sigmar Polke’s ‘Untitled (Couple)’ (1965-66), which was purchased directly from the artist and has never been seen publicly or published before, and ‘Girlfriends’ (1964-65), which featured prominently in Polke’s retrospectives in 2014 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and London’s Tate Modern.
The exhibition also sees two paintings by Gerald Laing reunited for the first time since they were created in 1965. ‘Shout’ and ‘Rain Check’ were sold the same year by Richard Feigen to two different collectors in the US, and neither work has been seen publicly since then.
In addition, Lévy Gorvy has a video (https://youtu.be/_9tFL9b1LDI)about the exhibition and you can see images of the show on the gallery's website (https://www.levygorvy.com/exhibitions/source-and-stimulus-polke-lichtenstein-laing/).
Mar 19 2018
Rank #19: Judd Tully, Veronique Chagnon-Burke & Marion Maneker on Art Basel in Miami Beach
Chagnon-Burke is the director of Christie's Education New York. She organized this panel to discuss the Art Basel in Miami Beach art fair and the current state of the art market for students and guests at Christie's Education's Rockefeller Center location.
The discussion begins with a general take on the state of the art market and the tone of the Art Basel fair. Artinfo's Judd Tully gave his impressions of the dealers, their inventory and the booths.
The discussion includes a brief exploration of the state of the Andy Warhol market and its effect on the broader Contemporary art market.
Part 2 of the discussion focuses on the landscape of the auction houses and their differing strategies.
Dec 14 2016
Rank #20: May 2017 Imp - Mod Recap with Brooke Lampley & David Norman
From the stunning performance of a number of sculptures to the quandary of Monet's results to the use of guarantees and mix of lots in the Evening sales, Norman and Lampley offer their insights into the sometimes opaque bidding.
The buyers of Impressionist and Modern art are changing. Their approach and objectives are different from the way in which buyers in the category used to see Impressionist and Modern art. Lampley and Norman illuminate these shifting trends.
Jun 01 2017