GalleryTalkNY (the Tumblr!) talks to Capital about Bravo’s new “reality” show “Gallery Girls.”
Do you find “Gallery Girls” an accurate depiction of the New York art world?
In the first episode, the only accurate part is the shot of Maggie stuffing envelopes and getting coffee. Gallery interns would never be invited to an artist dinner following an opening—not even the children of collectors. I didn’t start developing close relationships with artists until late into my first year at the gallery when I gained everyone’s trust. The first few years of a “gallery girl’s” career are a lot of hard work. As a gallery assistant, I worked 60+ hours a week juggling a variety of tasks. I’m curious to see if they show these girls actually working.