Pamela Joyner’s collection of abstract art by African-American artists includes some of the giants of the field like Alma Thomas, Jack Whitten and Sam Gilliam. Her collecting focuses on supporting scholarship as much as acquiring and donating important works by African American artists to institutions like the Tate Modern in Britain. In this podcast, Joyner talks about her strategies for collecting and promoting artists she believes are historically important and culturally relevant.
Adam Lindemann regales Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief of ARTnews, with his stories and adventures on the art auction market. Lindemann explains the strategies he uses to approach estimates, reserves, guarantees and private sales. One of the most successful sellers at auction, Lindemann set the record price for a living artist in 2007 when he sold Jeff Koons’s Hanging Heart for $23m. He succeeded again when his Jean-Michel Basquiat painting sold for a record price of $57m.
Now that Art Market Monitor has merged with Art in America and ARTnews, we’ll be featuring a little more content from our partners. The first is this podcast with Art in America‘s Editor in Chief, William Smith.
In this conversation, Smith talks about his 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.
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 sales; who benefits internally from digital sales and how the companies are charting a path forward.
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 David Hockney; his experiences as New York City’s Cultural Commissioner; his eventual retreat to the Hamptons and his early death from liver cancer.