Joining our host Charlotte Burns for a discussion on the state of the art media are Jori Finkel, a regular contributor to the New York Times and the West Coast correspondent for The Art Newspaper; Judd Tully, the award-winning journalist who is the Editor-At-Large at Blouin Art + Auction magazine; and Amy Cappellazzo, co-founder of Art Agency, Partners and Chairman at Sotheby’s Global Fine Arts division.
From changing business models to the impact of the Internet, they touch on challenges in the media as well as reasons to be cheerful.
This is a topic we may come back to at a later date, with different perspectives on the same, changing, subject.
“In Other Words” is a presentation of AAP and Sotheby’s, produced by Audiation.fm.
For a full transcript, click here
Judd Tully is an award-winning journalist and widely published art world writer and art critic, appearing in publications ranging from Cigar Aficionado and Flash Art magazine to the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post. Currently, Tully is the Editor-At-Large of Art + Auction magazine and its sister website platform, Blouin Art Info where his articles and art market analysis on the international auction and art fair market regularly appear.
Jori Finkel is a journalist who moved to Los Angeles from New York 12 years ago to cover the growing art scene there. She is currently the West Coast correspondent for The Art Newspaper and a regular contributor to the New York Times arts pages. Her previous positions include staff art reporter for the Los Angeles Times and senior editor of Art+Auction magazine in New York. Jori’s writing has also appeared in W magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, Flash Art and Town & Country to name a few. She earned her B.A. in English from Columbia University and her M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Stanford University, where she studied the Dada and Surrealism. She has taught at Stanford and the Otis College of Art and Design and lectures regularly on the art market, feminist art and other topics within contemporary art.
Amy Cappellazzo is a Founder and Principal of AAP. She previously served as a market leader in the field of contemporary art during a tenure of almost thirteen years at Christie’s, where she rose to the post of Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Development.
While at Christie’s, Cappellazzo was a steward for the sale of some of the most important collections of our time, and she continues to act as a fiduciary for numerous families, foundations and trusts. Additionally, she served as a pioneer in private sales at Christie’s as well as online auctions, the latter through a partnership she fostered with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. During a period when the contemporary art market exploded from what was largely a European and American epicenter to a fully global stage, Cappellazzo directed groundbreaking initiatives at Christie’s that led to record results, with upward of $650m realized in a single evening sale.
Prior to tenure at Christie’s, Cappellazzo was an art advisor, a curator and a key figure in the establishment of Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Cappellazzo received her B.A. in Fine Arts/Art History from New York University, where she was a Presidential Trustee Scholar. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Design from the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute, where she focused on the role of public art in shaping cities. She is a noted Bloomberg expert, speaking internationally on the global art market, and has lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York University, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, UCLA, Stanford University and the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. In 2012, she was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the board of the New York State Council on the Arts.
Charlotte Burns is the editor of In Other Words, our weekly newsletters and podcasts. She was previously the US news and market editor for The Art Newspaper, as well as a regular correspondent for publications such as the Guardian and Monocle. Previously, she worked with the London dealer Anthony d’Offay on special projects. For several years, she was a consultant at the cultural communications agency, Bolton & Quinn. She also worked at Hauser & Wirth in London.
Burns received a Masters degree (with Merit) from the Courtauld Institute in Art and Cultural Politics in Germany, 1890-1945, as well as a first-class B.A. honors degree in English and History of Art from Birmingham University. She moved to New York in 2010.