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Really just one of the classiest people in the business.Lovely lovely people.
Agreed. I have had many dealings with this gallery as a consultant, and all experiences have been good.
As a consultant, I too have had good experiences with the Directors. They seem like really good people. But truth be told, they do quite a bit of trash talking about their artists behind closed doors and some of the staff seem really unhappy (and aren't afraid to share why). Though nothing as bad as Bonakdar.
On the surface, James Cohan appears to be a decent fellow, but dig a bit deeper and you'll find a greedy phony who will kiss your ass if you bring a checkbook. I have heard him talk all kinds of shit about his artists and collectors but most of it revolves around money. Bottom line he's a cheapskate. He nickels and dimes most of his staff and ultimately takes them for granted.
The Gallery consitently presents artists who matter and will make the test of time.My only wish is that there were more James Cohan Gallery's Anonomous Investor
Seems like a decent guy but his staff is miserable because of shoddy treatment. The gallery will probably make it through the recession but not without major turnover.
I worked there on a project for a few months and I will say, that at least to the artists' faces, they seemed to be an extremely supportive and friendly gallery that maintains long, positive relationships with their artists. I would agree that the directors, James included, are a bit slippery in terms of what they say and how they act largely depending on who is standing in front of them, but I don't know how unusual that is (sadly). The staff is over worked and under appreciated and under paid, but find a gallery where that's not the case . JCG is definitely a very business oriented place - at the end of the day they are sales people - but I think that can sometimes be a good thing. I've never heard anything about them not paying.
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