Burning Questions

Maggie Schaffer and Liz Margulies' boss lets us know what he thinks about the show so far and the Gallery Girls as employees.

Sep 11, 20120

What would you say about how you’re portrayed in the show versus real life?
In real life I’m a much nicer person that I seem to be on TV. I’ve treated my interns very well over the years, and my gallery has as well. And our interns have moved on to terrific positions within the art world at Sotheby's or Christie’s or other galleries or museums, or even finding a full-time job at my gallery. We’ve provided a very exciting platform for our interns to gain experience in order to move onto other serious positions in the art world, and it’s something that we’re happy about and proud of.

What do you think about the rest of the show? What do you think about all the antics that don’t involve you?
It is very interesting for me to watch the show. I find the show hilarious. Some of the one-liners that some of the young women say are very amusing.

8 comments
Eb47
Eb47 moderator

The show comprehensively portrays a wide range of characters, who, though with similar interests, come from various socioeconomic backgrounds, possess different levels of ambition, and are at different places in their lives. The girls are a realistic representation of young people today with their different perspectives and opportunities. It's exciting to have a glimpse behind the closed doors of the complex art world, which many people are not able experience, and what better city to host the occasion than New York!

SDAttorney
SDAttorney

AnnWhite,

Thank you! You described Chantal perfectly, but to be honest, I am only 31 years old and I do remember a time when I acted the same snobby, yet different, ignorant way as Chantal and Claaaauuudia are portrayed to do.  I have faith that after these girls get to view how ridiculously absurd they look, they may change their ways. 

k.miller
k.miller

I have enjoyed this show, having young adult children, I like seeing the various attitudes towards career and motivation. But in midwest America, my children have to work for money to pay their bills. Somehow these girls all appear to be living freely at the expense of someone. And the standard of living in New York is much higher. I agree Chantals lack of business sense as a buyer drives me nuts, the "cost for the purchase" has to be deducted and then you have profit to buy again or pay bills.  All of us would love to purchase with no concern for how to pay for things. And Maggie appears to be a bit "stupid" as well. Does she truly think if a boss is treating you with disrespect he will give you a good job reference. And then the whole thing of the one girl ratting out the other and causing Amy to lose her job when in fact the girl didn't even want to stay as an intern. That was just spiteful and mean. But Amy seems to be bouncing back and her parents were honest with her on this last episode.

Cervecerchic
Cervecerchic

She may be trustworthy, but that girl just sucks the air out of the room with that attitude. Wow.

GirlFromKY
GirlFromKY

Ahhh...to be young and trying to find your place in the world!  It's too bad "youth is wasted on the young," ya know???  It was cool to hear that Liz is really a go-getter!  I applaud emerging kids who are willing to go over and beyond to EARN their way toward success.  Being a business person and not an artist, as a gallery owner I so often experience artists with huge senses of entitlement and no concept of work ethic or the innate concern to fulfill commitment.  Though Chantal had legitimate concerns about executing the pop up in Miami last minute, her "peace and love" attitude toward business and career will eventually throw her flat on her face.  You have to seize every opportunity and go over and beyond the call of duty to CONSIDER competing in such a cut throat (but rewarding) industry!  Hoping an attitude adjustment on her behalf will ensue.

AnnWhite
AnnWhite

I like the show! But that Chantal...that girls represents all the bad things a young adult shouldn't do.

She is so incredibly annoying, immature, dumb, just like her looks...a bubble head.

Her accent, the way she tries so hard to be interesting. 

She should go back to the place she came from and be the weirdo, there.

NYC is filled with out of town people who will think just because they moved here they own the sense of importance...no, that shows how naive and out of place you can be. 

 

Beckyy
Beckyy

After watching this show for a couple of nights, I find it BORING.  Who wants to watch a bunch of young ladies put each other down.  All these ladies have time to do is talk about each other behind their backs.  Liz needs to stop talking like others need to bow down to her. 

fascinated
fascinated

I wish you would show a better side of yourself. I keep feeling sorry for Maggie and it annoys me.