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In his publishing offices we spoke about: Art Auction Houses, The secondary market for living artists, Auction house percentages, Pricing of art, The secondary art market, Art magazines, Nationalism in the Arts, How magazines choose what exhibitions to review, The choice to only interview an artist once in their career, Online subscriptions and paywalls, Making a magazine into something more elegant and desirable, Magazines as an experience, How to design a website for a publication, Statistical data of art sales, The return on investment of art, Data manipulation, Percent of secondary sales at auction that go to artists, Criticism as a sign of respect, The need for art criticism, and the only thing worse than being talked poorly about is not being talked about at all.
Jan Skřivánek (born 1977) is a graduate of Art and History at Masaryk University in Brno and Media Studies at Charles University in Prague. Between 2007 and 2017, he was editor-in-chief of Art + Antiques magazine, and is now the publisher of Ambit Media. In addition to Art + Antiques, he oversees the operation of the auction results database and the artplus.cz portal and coordinates the Art Week festival. In 2012–2014 he was a member of the Grant Committee of the City of Prague for culture and art. In 2013–2015 he was a member of the dramaturgical council of the Czech Centers and the advisory and acquisition commission of the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery in Prague. He is a member of the civic association Artalk, which operates the portal of the same name.
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