Episodes
Jean-Paul Engelen discusses Phillips's position in the new global auction marketplace, its recent additions of highly experienced specialists in Impressionst, Modern and American art, and the new exhibition space, "The Cube," at 432 Park Avenue. Jean-Paul Engelen is the Deputy Chairman and Worldwide Co-Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art. He joined Phillips in August of 2015 and is based in New York. With over two decades of market experience and working with artists, Engelen was...
Published 05/13/19
In this podcast made in collaboration with Phillips, Scott Nussbaum, head of 20th Century and Contemporary Art at Phillips, New York and Fred Hoffman, curator of a seminal Basquiat retrospective and author of The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, talk about Matt Dike's relationship to the artist, their work together in Los Angeles in the 1980s, their friendship around music and the gifts of art Basquiat made to Dike. Chief among those gifts was the self portrait painted on two doors and a panel...
Published 05/02/19
Vivian Brodie, Christie's Head of Mid-Season and Online sales; Elena Soboleva, Director of Online Sales, David Zwirner; and Sam Orlofsky, Director, Gagosian discuss their experiences extending sales from their globally branded enterprises into the digital domain. 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...
Published 02/14/19
On Thursday 7 February, Randall Bourscheidt and Vincent Fremont will join Peter Brant and Gary Tinterow in a panel discussion about Henry Geldzahler at Christie’s New York, 20 Rockefeller Plaza. The event will be chaired by Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie’s Americas. 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...
Published 02/04/19
Asher Edelman has a long history participating in the art market and as a transformative player on Wall Street. From his perspective as an investor, art dealer and provider of art financing through his company Art Assure, Edelman talks through the effect of guarantees on the auctions and the broader market for art.
Published 12/10/18
David Norman discusses the November Impressionist and Modern sales in New York. In particular, Norman looks at the Picasso and Monet markets, the participation of Asian buyers, the bidding patterns on top lots like Edvard Munch's Scream, Alberto Giacometti's Chariot and Pointing Man, the role of guarantees and the right strategy for bringing lots to market in today's guarantee-supported auction environment.
Published 12/05/18
Three years ago, after a career at Christie's and as a private advisor, Hugues Joffre took over the task of establishing a Modern art department within Phillips, auction house noted for its expertise in cutting edge artists. In this podcast, Joffre talks about the process of winning the kinds of 20th Century consignments that would help drive Phillips' sales totals higher and position the auction house as a peer and alternative to Sotheby's and Christie's not only in Contemporary art but...
Published 11/08/18
Magnus Renfrew launches his new fair Taipei Dangdai in Taiwan on January 18, 2019. The fair features 90 galleries from Asia, Europe and North America. Dealers David Zwirner, Thaddaeus Ropac, Edouard Malingue, Gagosian, Gallery Hyundai, Kukje, Lisson, Massimo de Carlo, Whitestone, White Cube, Tomio Koyama, Tang Contemporary, Spruth Mägers, Sadie Coles, Sean Kelly, Simon Lee , Perrotin, Pearl Lam and Longmen Art Projects are among the participants.
Published 10/29/18
Since its founding in Palm Desert, California, Heather James Gallery has carved a particular niche in the art market catering to wealthy residents of a fabled community of vacation homes. The formula has clearly worked. Heather James now has galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, San Francisco, New York and will open a new gallery in Montecito this Fall. In this podcast, Jim Carona walks through the history of the gallery and the secret of its expansion. He explains the philosophy behind their...
Published 08/02/18
As part of an international program to celebrate the gallery’s 25th Anniversary, Dickinson held a panel discussion at their New York space during Spring TEFAF. Conversation centered on the multiplicity of sources of advice in the art market and how collectors can be best served as they seek to acquire art. 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...
Published 07/16/18
Elliot Safra describes Christie's Art + Tech Summit taking place on July 17th in London. The full-day conference will explore the many hoped for uses of block chain technology in the art market. Safra explains that the tech summit is meant to appeal to a broad range of constituents from attracting technology investors who might learn more about the art world to creating a showcase for technology companies launched to solve art market constraints to offering the art industry a place to come...
Published 07/06/18
Bloomberg art market reporter James Tarmy spent the better part of a week swimming in the aisles of Art Basel in Switzerland, the world's premier art fair where many of the top galleries not only make important sales but set the tone for their client base and communicate their view of the art market and its opportunities. Basel isn't only about sales, as Tarmy explains. The city's museums put on influential shows like the Sam Gilliam retrospective or the Beyeler Foundation's Francis...
Published 06/27/18
Thaddaeus Ropac opened his first gallery in Salzburg, Austria after having met and been inspired by Joseph Beuys in Berlin and having become acquainted Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Robert Mapplethorpe while in New York. He expanded to Paris in the depths of the global art market recession in 1990. In 2012, Ropac expanded in Paris; and, again, in 2017, he opened in London. Along the way, Ropac began to represent Georg Baselitz, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer and dozens of...
Published 06/11/18
David Norman applies his 30+ years experience in the Impressionist and Modern category to the results from this May's sales in New York where $1.5bn in Modern and Impressionist art was sold. As a result, this season the Impressionist and Modern category returns to a pride of place as the biggest market, a stature it has not held for a decade. The season was packed with stories from the Rockefeller Estate which featured an extraordinary concentration of Impressionist pictures from artists...
Published 06/05/18
The Peggy and David Rockefeller collection is likely to be the most valuable single-owner sale in history. The great breadth of the Rockefeller collection—with extraordinary examples of French, German and American painting—furniture, ceramics and other decorative objects—will be on view at Christie's Rockefeller Center headquarters in late April with a series of auctions held the first week in May. In this podcast, Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie's Americas, discusses the unique...
Published 04/03/18
Lock Kresler discusses Lévy Gorvy's exhibition, 'Source and Stimulus' open until April 21, 2018 at 22 Old Bond St in London. The show features a series of outstanding museum quality loans and seminal examples of works by all three artists in the exhibition including Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Frightened Girl’ (1964), being seen publicly for the first time in 25 years having been hidden away in a private collection in Europe since its last public display in 1993, when it was shown in the artist’s...
Published 03/19/18
Mark Lurie is the founder of Lofty, a seller of art and collectibles online that he sold a little over a year ago. Since then, Mark, who has worked as a venture captialist as well as a founder, saw the natural fit between the art market and blockchain technology. His new venture Codex seeks to create an title registry for the art market. But Codex is more than that. It seeks to be a foundational technology for many different businesses and services in the art market. In this podcast, Mark...
Published 02/07/18
Bloomberg's art market reporter, James Tarmy, discusses the unexpected corners of the Contemporary art market by looking at six different artists and their markets. They range from Lawrence Abu Hamdan who has strong support from museums and other institutions but no real market to John McAllister whose work thrives without much fanfare. In between, Tarmy looks at Laura Owens, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Michael Krebber, all artists who have thriving but very different market trajectories. Each...
Published 01/29/18
David Norman talks through the results from November's Impressionist and Modern auctions in New York. Norman discusses the use of guarantees, the differences between the public and private markets, the relative strength of different types of work by Pablo Picasso, the tastes of Asian buyers and the impact of private museums on that Modern market.
Published 01/11/18
Cheyenne Westphal speaks, after two full New York sales cycles with Phillips, about the company's strategy moving forward to carve out a place for itself in a Contemporary and Modern art market dominated by two larger houses. Speaking a few days before the November Evening sale, Westphal talks about attracting buyers and sellers, the increased use of guarantees, collectors' interest in identifying new artists and the use of shows with unexpected focus to bring attention to historically...
Published 12/14/17
The $450m sale of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi was surrounded by a the near constant repetition of the erroneous idea that there are doubts about the work's authenticity. From news reports to essays by Contemporary art critics miffed at the growing spectacle, writers ignored the consensus among scholars and scientific researchers that the work is the lost work of the Renaissance master. In this podcast, Bendor Grosvenor, an Old Master dealer credited with numerous 'sleeper' finds and...
Published 11/29/17
Michael Findlay, the author of The Value of Art, has a new book out about changing the way we approach a work of art. In Seeing Slowly, Findlay suggests we put our experience of the art itself first. Ignore the wall labels, avoid pontificating to your companion and simply look at the art informed by own connoisseurship, the experience of having looked at art in the past, and your own cultural awareness. In this podcast, Findlay explains what he means and why he thinks we would all be better...
Published 10/17/17
Nicholas Lisson on his philosophy of running an enduring gallery business: "The money will come if the art is good enough." Lisson Gallery's father-son duo Nicholas and Alex Logsdail discuss the history of their gallery, its more than 500 exhibitions over 50 years now only partially captured in a book of 1,200 pages. In this intimate conversation between Elena Platonova and the Logsdails we learn about the path both men took from pursuing their own artistic visions—Nicholas as a painter;...
Published 09/26/17
Lisanne Skyler's parents were art collectors in the 1970s. Her father was a young lawyer in Manhattan who spent his weekends going to gallery shows looking for exciting young artists. To buy new paintings he often had to sell the works he already owned. That's how he came in 1969 to buy from the OK Harris gallery a small yellow Brillo Box sculpture made by Andy Warhol. Two years later, Skyler sold the work to buy a drawing by another artist who, at the time, seemed like he was going to have a...
Published 08/14/17
Amy Cappellazzo talks about her record setting sales of three works by Barkley Hendricks, the recently deceased artist whose unique portrait style, developed in the 1960s and 70s, has been gaining attention for the last decade since the Nasher Museum held a retrospective of his work called, The Birth of Cool. 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...
Published 06/26/17