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, 2012

If you had to choose one of the other girls from the show to fit in at Eli Klein, is there anyone? Would you hire any of the other Gallery Girls on as a full-time employee?
My gallery is geared really specifically towards Chinese contemporary art and as I have said on the show, I have a staff of experts in the field. In order for me to consider hiring someone, generally that is a pre-requisite, so it would be difficult for me to consider employing people that don’t fit that bill.

Anything else that you want to say about the show that viewers might not know?
I would say that what you don’t particularly get to see is Liz’s internship at my gallery. She did work extremely hard. She completed every tasks that I asked her to very quickly. She immediately responds to emails and texts on work-related issues, which is very important to me. She gained my trust over the period of her internship, and trust and loyalty with your staff is one of the most important things there is. My success in the business is for a large part based on my honesty and that clients trust me. I think that while Liz may be tough and while she can be all that, when push comes to shove she really is a trustworthy person. And that makes for a successful employee.