Burning Questions

See how Amy Poliakoff, Maggie Schaffer, Liz Margulies, Angela Pham, and Claudia Martinez Reardon are doing post-show.

Oct 1, 20120

Maggie Schaffer

Bravotv.com: What’s going on with you now? Did you find a job
Maggie Schaffer: I took the summer off because I needed, and still, need to figure out if I want to be involved with the art world any more. I don't know if this shady, every man for themselves environment is too much for me. This process has opened my eyes to how naive I was and really tarnished my love for the art world. I'll be the first to say I don't know if I'm cut out for it and it breaks my heart to think that.

Bravotv.com: What’s the status with you and Eli? Are you on good terms?
MS: Eli and I are not in bad terms, but we currently don't speak. I know that Eli can sometimes let power go to his head and isn't always the most diplomatic person, but none of us can deny his success as a gallery owner. I think, at times, Eli is a great person and I'm happy for his successes. However, I didn't agree with the way he treated me (as you saw) and it was very upsetting to watch at times.

Bravotv.com: What surprised you most watching the show? How have people reacted to you after seeing the show?
MS:I was most surprised by the Miami Meltdown between Liz and me. While I fully acknowledge that what happened at Moaki was wrong and that Ryan and myself are partially responsible, I didn't think at the time that it would be friendship ending. After I saw how Liz dragged Ryan through the mud, calling him disgusting, cheap, and suggesting that he using me, I knew the friendship was over. I made a conscious effort to not talk about her boyfriend in a negative light and it was a sobering moment. I finally learned who the real Liz is.

Bravotv.com: Any advice for people wanting to break into the art world?
MS: I think anyone who wants to break in the art world should really think about it. You have to devote so much effort to getting a limited number of jobs. In college I drove from Pennsylvania to New York City three days a week, stayed in hotels and spent countless hours on a bus, just to do internships. I thought with all that effort I would find a job right away. Don't come into it over confident, it's a real struggle.

11 comments
sweet_de
sweet_de

I actually really miss gallery girls! i hope we see another season

SoJahSay
SoJahSay

I hope you bring the show back for another season!!

MRafferty
MRafferty moderator

Just came off a GG marathon! Nice to see a show that looks at the less glamorous side of being twenty-something in NYC. Also, was totally team Amy by the end! The girl can hustle! 

LizyLiz
LizyLiz

Chantal didn't do an interview?! Maggie is my least favorite. She looked like she was always about to fall asleep! Liz was right in my opinion to be mad and shocked at how they behaved. Liz may have went through hard times but I think she is stronger for it and not gonna put up with crap. I cant believe the End of Century people smoke in their store with all the clothes and stuff. GROSS! I think Chantal faked her illness. And who just up and leaves the country when they are trying to run a business? She is way too immature! I felt for Claudia! Anyways. I love this show with all my heart! PLEASE BRING THEM BACK FOR SEASON 2!!!!!

ladyomanor
ladyomanor

I thought the show offered more insight into the NYC art world than I would have thought possible.  I have DISCOURAGED my "non-trust fund daughter"  from trying to break into this oeuvre:)

 

bpster
bpster

I wish you well and much success!!! Chantel is a clown and came across as one. Sorry she is as fake as a internet comment by Abraham Lincoln!!!

shelley460
shelley460

i loved GG...hope it comes back, but without Chantel....she's too pretentious

davisreggie
davisreggie

Kudos to Angela!  I was just checking out your photos on your website, and on twitter.  I see your photogs have appeared in some very impressive publications!  You go girl!!!  ( What is Karlie Kloss, and Alek Wek really like???)  LOL!

davisreggie
davisreggie

I enjoyed the show more than I thought I would.  I was just going to check out the first show and ended up hooked on the entire season.  Amy is my girl!  She put up with the most ish from those brooklyn snobs. Liz is delusional thinking that she is the shiznit, but she's nothing but a mean girl.  Angela was fierce, but so shady she needed to take root in a park.  Poor Maggie needed to rethink her art world dreams.  She didn't have any pizzazz!  All in all I hope that next season ends in a more exciting finale, and possibly a reunion!!! 

sharonkaye
sharonkaye

got to say I enjoyed watching this show much more than I thought.