No Reserve

Home of No Reserve, the first-of-its-kind show, created by Josh Baer, featuring unique perspectives on the art market from industry insiders.

Withdrawing Lots in the Digital Age with Marc Porter

In Episode two of No Reserve, we had Chairman of Christie's Americas Marc Porter discuss how auctions have changed since moving online. Josh Baer asks him about transparency with concern to lots being withdrawn since in the past you would still see these lots in a physical catalog and now they disappear as if they never existed. Listen to what Marc has to say!

"and I will wear you in my heart of heart" at the Flag Art Foundation
We take a look inside, "I will wear you in my heart of heart", a group exhibition at the Flag Art Foundation , with Director Stephanie Roach and Artistic Director Jonathan Rider . Stephanie and Jonathan discuss the overall theme of tenderness while highlighting works by Will Cotton, Jordan Casteel, Alessandro Teoldi, Tajh Rust, and Anna Weyant.
Christie's 21st Century Evening Sale with Sara Friedlander
The big spring auction week kicks off with @christiesinc 21st Century Evening Sale. Sara Friedlander takes us inside some of tonight's top lots including Jean-Michel Basquiat's "In This Case" and Urs Fischer's "Things." Additionally, Dana Schutz's "The Fishermen" is being auctioned tonight to benefit Art For Acres.

Episode 5

The Baer Faxt is pleased to present the fifth installment of No Reserve. In this episode, we discuss art as a financial asset with Jeffrey Deitch, Glenn Fuhrman, and Aisi Wang. Ahead of the big spring auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's we dive into some of the top lots with Amy Cappellazzo and Sara Friedlander. We also visit The Hill Art Foundation for a one-on-one interview with Tom Hill. Lastly, Vajra Kingsley takes us out to the desert to hear first hand from Desert X co-curators Neville Wakefield and César García-Alvarez.

Episode 4

The Baer Faxt is pleased to present the fourth installment of No Reserve. In this episode, we highlight the historical legacies of Kaws and Koons with American art aficionado Paul Schimmel and mega collector Alberto Mugrabi. Then we link up with Brett Gorvy and Sarah Arison to hear what it’s like on the ground in Miami and Palm Beach.


Episode 3

In our final episode of 2020, Josh Baer and our art market luminaries recap major topics in the art world. Stay tuned for tips on collecting art, the future of art fairs and galleries, and hear insights on the hottest artists and artwork right now.  At UOVO fine art storage, Josh meets with David Schrader, Head of Private Sales for Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s in New York, to discuss private art sales within the auction business. David shares how his Wall Street banking experience and building an art collection led to his career change and rise in the art market, discusses blue-chip artists across impressionist, modern art, and contemporary art, and provides valuable statistics.  We continue our museum deaccessioning conversation with art critic, artist, former MoMA curator and former Dean of Yale School of Art, Robert Storr, and Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami. They discuss if museums should be selling and for what reasons, art museum director salaries, the role of art museum trustees, the impact of 2020, and important questions like who decides what is deaccessioned.

In Los Angeles, we tour the home of former NFL player and art collector Keith Rivers, and talk about art history for beginners, art collecting 101, the Soul of a Nation exhibition, and favorite artists, including David Hammons and emerging artist John Edmonds.  Sara Friedlander, Deputy Chairman of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s uncovers a collaboration by Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. She takes a look at today’s top artists to watch, female artists, current art market trends, and looks ahead to 2021.  Infamous art dealer and critic Kenny Schachter provides art market analysis, sheds light on the status of art fairs and the growth of online sales and the digital world.  Sarah Thornton discusses brick and mortar art gallery with her life partner and San Francisco gallerist, Jessica Silverman, whose new space will host shows by Judy Chicago and a diverse roster of artists.


Episode 2 Post-Game Show

Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie’s, and mega-collector and art dealer, Adam Lindemann, sit down with Josh Baer to recap the auctions and read the proverbial tea leaves. We explore how the current environment has affected auction sales, new client acquisitions, and the evolving shift from the live auction room into the digital space. Our special guests delve into issues surrounding museum deaccessions and the potential influence of the election on the art market.

Has the museum world entered into the business of buying, selling and trading? Will the focus on the election distract from the art market, or will the stock market continue to drive auctions? Find out in our post-auction show!

Episode 2

Josh Baer meets with industry leaders to discuss the most critical questions of our time—and comes face to face with a T.rex named STAN, who is also on the auction block with no reserve. In this episode, we discuss the lasting impacts of recent events on the art world. We examine the art world's engagement with climate change, social justice, the lockdown, and the digital age.  In the first installment of In the Studio, Josh speaks with artist and environmental activist Haley Mellin. Haley shares with us her impetus for becoming an artist and activist, the challenges and innovations she has faced as an artist over lockdown, the link between art and landscape, as well as many important initiatives that cultural institutions have put in place to reduce their carbon footprint. Haley has supported the conservation of over 22 million acres of tropical forest with artists and collectors, as well as worked countless hours advocating for conservation changes. We encourage our viewers to take action to support this important cause, whether through Haley’s own organization, Art to Acres, or one she has listed below. 

We speak with Amy Cappellazzo, Sotheby’s Chairman & Executive Vice President, and Jean-Paul Engelen, Phillips Deputy Chairman & Worldwide Co-Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, about the ever-growing importance of data and digital reach in the auction industry. They also share their predictions for the future of the industry.  We preview Christie’s upcoming 20th Century Evening Sale with Art Advisor, Gabby Palmieri, who sheds valuable insight on the current temperature of the market. At Christie’s, we also meet up with Alex Rotter, their Chairman of 20th & 21st Century Art, who introduces us to STAN, the 67 million-year-old T.rex, which is being offered as the last lot of the Evening Sale.  Sarah Thornton discusses the responsibility of conscious collecting with collector Bob Rennie. In this segment, Thornton and Rennie reflect on the importance of collecting with a mission and the collector's role as a steward in the art world.

Episode 1 Post-Game Show
Josh Baer hosts Alex Rotter and Dominique Lévy in recapping Christie's ONE global auction and evaluating the predictions from Episode 1.

Episode 1
Josh Baer chats with industry insiders prior to Christie's ONE sale on July 10. Guests include: Swizz Beatz, Sara Friedlander, Marc Glimcher, Loïc Gouzer, Pamela Joyner, John McEnroe, Kevin Poon, and Sarah Thornton.


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