The Gallerist: Sarah Hoover
You know the old NYC real estate maxim "location, location, location"? Well, in Sarah Hoover's case, her debut Big Apple rental made the saying's repetition worth it. Indeed, on her first day after graduating from Columbia, Hoover walked into the gallery directly across from her new apartment on 24th Street — which happened to be the world-famous Gagosian Gallery — where she ran into a friend who told her Gagosian was hiring. One day later, Hoover had the job. Oh, and the day after that, met her now fiance Tom Sachs — he was an artist calling to speak to her boss. With a story like that (if only it wasn't so hard to hate her!), it's no wonder Hoover quickly climbed the ranks from assistant to sales to manager — currently, she oversees artist Ellen Gallagher. "I love working at Gagosian so much," she says with a vocal exclamation mark. "I see myself helping more artists make their dream works come alive and be seen by the world." Plus, she wants LOTS of puppies to complement her and Sachs' handsome French bulldog, Napolean. We're talking 10 more. With a charming sense of humor she claims keeps her sane, we're not quite sure if she's kidding. But, judging by her tenure at Gagosian, we're guessing what Hoover wants, Hoover gets. We're calling her our official good luck charm.
Hair by Sera Sloane Bishop, makeup by Erin Green and Tiffany Patton.