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When he comes into the gallery, we cringe. Reserves things for his clients, rarely comes through, and then gets mad when he doesn't get priority on the really desirable work. Acts petulant, and has yelled at staff before! Also very full of himself, even when he actually knows very little about an artist or work. Have very little/no respect for him.
A real tool. Has repeatedly come into the gallery asking after work by a specific artist, but has not been offered any because of his poor demeanor and true lack of understanding of the artist's output. Finally, he sent in a super rudely worded email along the lines of "do you know who I am?!?" A sad, sorry, little man.
He is/was quite simply a very undereducated art consultant. Ask him about the lineage of contemporary art from the current era back to even as late as the mid 19th century in depth and he's lost. Professionally speaking, he knows absolutely nothing about American painting and sculpture alone, save what he can gather from what basic, cursory attention he pays to auctions, maybe accessible sales data, and the popular buys. He's lucky to be working in the field, and more lucky that most of his clientele aren't very knowledgeable and perhaps not really invested in the preservation of art beyond investment. Its hard to believe he still in business.
Really great guy. Really knows how to befriend and take care of his clients. Has a little bit of an ego, but you kind of need one in the business. Knows how to spot a great piece of art. Love when he comes into the gallery.
Just saw the UES residence of one of the Tisch family that he and his assistant (Rubler?) 'advised'. Third and fourth rate works by first and second rate artists. Looked like all the leftovers the dealers couldn't sell to anyone else. And he gets paid to do this?
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