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Confessions of a Nasty Gallery Girl
When people hear of a woman working in a gallery, they often imagine a flawless muse with perfect ha...
Entertainment 14 Oct 2017

When people hear of a woman working in a gallery, they often imagine a flawless muse with perfect hair, a master of at least three languages, and a closet full of cool-yet-understated designer pieces. It’s worth considering how glamorous these positions really are on a daily basis. Is our industry really full of modelesque gallerinas whose perfectly manicured fingers effortlessly scroll through the VIP contacts on the gallery’s iPad?

To be honest, even though we are actually a pretty cool crowd (call it part of the job), most of us are still relatively normal girls. We have bad hair days, we are often annoyed and frustrated by our clients (not to mention our high-powered bosses), and our jobs occasionally include tasks like carrying wooden crates to a storage facility or sorting out lunch orders for the entire staff. We are putting in major efforts to shine at openings, and especially at the art fairs, but, if you surprise us on a regular Wednesday in July, you might be surprised that we can dress down with the best of them. The ultra pulled-together appearance thing is also not necessarily a personal attitude, but often a job requirement. Think about it…
If you buy a $2,000 bag at Colette, a well-dressed shop assistant is also part of the deal, and makes the whole experience more enjoyable. Same game here. After work? We are totally in for a draft beer and pizza in our sneakers and a weekend without the mention of anyone remotely rich or famous.
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This Feature Got Published in TheArtGorgeous Magazine#2 to Download e-version click here

photos vis Carolina Mizrahi, www.carolinamizrahi.com

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