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The Artelligence Podcast unpacks the mysteries of the global art market through interviews with collectors, dealers, auction house specialists, lawyers, art advisors and the myriad individuals who make the art market a beguiling mixture of sublime beauty and commercial acumen.

The Artelligence Podcast unpacks the mysteries of the global art market through interviews with collectors, dealers, auction house specialists, lawyers, art advisors and the myriad individuals who make the art market a beguiling mixture of sublime beauty and commercial acumen.
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The Artelligence Podcast unpacks the mysteries of the global art market through interviews with collectors, dealers, auction house specialists, lawyers, art advisors and the myriad individuals who make the art market a beguiling mixture of sublime beauty and commercial acumen.




Jim Carona of Heather James Gallery

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...


Megan Fox Kelly, Todd Levin and William O'Reilly on Giving Advice in the Global Art Market

As part of their 25th Anniversary year, Dickinson held a panel discussion at their New York office during Spring TEFAF earlier this year. The topic of conversation was the role of advice in the art market and how to best serve collectors as they seek to acquire art. On the panel are Megan Fox Kelly, an advisor with a broad practice that includes helping new collectors to find their bearings within the art market and advising artist's estates and foundations on a strategy within the market;...


Christie's Art + Tech Summit with Elliot Safra

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...


Bloomberg's James Tarmy on Art Basel 2018

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...


Thaddaeus Ropac

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...


David Norman on Rockefeller & NY Imp-Mod, May 2018

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...


Marc Porter: Behind the Scenes at the Rockefeller Sale

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...


Lock Kresler on Lévy Gorvy's Source and Stimulus

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...


Mark Lurie on Codex, the Blockchain and the Art Market

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...


James Tarmy on Contemporary Artists and Their Markets

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....


David Norman on Fall 2017 Impressionist and Modern Auctions

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.


Cheyenne Westphal, Chairman, Phillips

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...


Bendor Grosvenor on Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

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...


Michael FIndlay on Seeing Slowly

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...


Nicholas and Alex Logsdail on Lisson Gallery's 50 yrs

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;...


Lisanne Skyler, Producer of "Brillo Box (3¢ Off)" on HBO

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...


Amy Cappellazzo on Barkley Hendricks

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...


Timothy Taylor on Alex Katz, Ding Yi and Running a Global Art Gallery

Timothy Taylor has a space in New York that measures 16 x 34 feet. The intimacy of the gallery appealed to his artist Alex Katz who helped create a show around one of his student sketchbooks. The small works set in a small space offer a very different experience of the artist known for his work at scale. 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...


May 2017 Imp - Mod Recap with Brooke Lampley & David Norman

David Norman, formerly head of the Impressionist and Modern department at Sotheby's, and Brooke Lampley, formerly the head of the same department at Christie's (and scheduled to join Sotheby's in 2018,) get together to discuss the results of the Impressionist and Modern art auctions in May of 2017. 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...


Stefania Bortolami

Elena Platonova sits down with Stefania Bortolami to talk about her new gallery in Tribeca, Daniel Buren's show inaugurating the space and her ambitious plan to get art across America including into former fast food outlets. 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...