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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.




Art in America's Editor in Chief William Smith at CORE Club

Art in America's Editor in Chief, William Smith, talks about the redesigned magazine, the launch of two newsletters—one featuring a daily review from the magazine's critics and one on the subject of Art & Technology—as well as Theaster Gates's Portfolio project featuring images from the Johnson Publishing Archives and W.E.B. Dubois's early 20th Century infographics about African American life, and his own essay on the artist KAWS and what Smith calls the long 1990s.


Phillips's Deputy Chairman Jean-Paul Engelen

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...


To Repel Ghosts: Jean-Michel Basquiat's Self Portrait from the Collection of Matt Dike

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...


Christie's Education Panel: Selling Art in the Digital Age

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...


Who Was Henry Geldzahler?--A Conversation with Randall Bourscheidt

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 and...


Asher Edelman on Auction Guarantees and Art Market Liquidity

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.


David Norman on Nov 2018 NY Impressionist and Modern art sales

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.


Hugues Joffre, Senior Advisor to the CEO of Phillips

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...


Magnus Renfrew on Taipei Dangdai

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.


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 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...


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. Each...


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.