Nicholas Maclean spent nearly a decade as the co-head of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern art department along with his partner, Christopher Eykyn, before opening his own New York and London-based gallery, Eykyn Maclean, 11 years ago.
In this podcast, Maclean talks about the often overlooked private market where many substantial collectors who do not buy or sell through auction houses conduct a surprising amount of business that potentially dwarves the public art market.
Maclean also talks about the difficulties for dealers in acquiring new work in today’s art market where the overall public sales volume has fallen substantially without having an effect of weakening prices.
In this climate, Maclean points to Italian Pop art as a potential area for collectors to find high quality work at prices that have yet to equalize with the rest of the global art market.
Finally, Maclean shares his thoughts on new collectors and their behavior in the art market.