- A still from the movie “Boogie Woogie,” or what the new Bravo show “Paint The Town” hopes to look like? Both, actually.
Bravo just finished filming its second season of the wildly successful and controversially Brooklyn Museum-supported reality television show, The Work of Art, but the network’s still looking for its last cast member in a new art world reality series set to launch when the New York gallery world awakes from its summer slumber early next month. Tentatively titled “Paint the Town”—and originally titled “Gallery Girls,” presumably because “Chelsea Girls” was already taken—the show needs “a gifted and vivacious trailblazer with a tell-it-like-it-is attitude” as its sixth subject.
In its final casting call the production company Magical Elves—which is also responsible for Work of Art, Project Runway and others—is looking to round out its roster of six young women in their 20s working entry-level art gallery jobs. Art in America quotes an email describing the ideal candidate:
This gallery girl will inspire others with her wit and charm, but she should also be sly-as-a-fox when it comes to the politics of New York City’s art gallery world. Above all else, her love for NYC should be unwavering as she strives to find her place in the art world.
Meanwhile Bravo expects these underpaid workers to live “a chic, fashionable, art-filled existence,” and offer exceptional accounts of “the stress of their demanding bosses.” Sounds interesting, in a creepy, voyeuristic sort of way—here’s hoping one contestant works at Gagosian.