We had the good fortune of connecting with Gabé Hirschowitz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gabé, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk-taking has been essential to everything I’ve done professionally. Yes, it can be nerve-racking, even terrifying–because the possibility of failure is inherent. But without it there’s no growth; we just stagnate. As Cuban-French writer Anais Nin said, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
What should our readers know about your business?
Over the years, a number of my friends as well as my art-consulting clients have mentioned how intimidating the art world can be, and this gave me an idea: why not make art and décor collecting easier and more accessible, while still featuring rotating curations and the quality-over-quantity philosophy of traditional galleries?
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Coincidentally, I wrote an article a few years ago, “21 Places Every Arts and Culture Lover Should Visit in Los Angeles” mentioning all my favorite spots in LA. If I were showing a friend from out of town around, these would be my top choices for where to go. The Getty Center in particular has one of the best views in the entire city, and the Hollywood Bowl is one of my all-time favorite venues.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents. They’re my best friends and lead by example, always encouraging me to do and be my best. Also, my sister Bianca Kamhi, whose Living with Bianca is a fantastic source for health and wellness advice, and three of my best friends, Ashley Perkins (LiveNatur), Evan Shane (@evan_shane_home), and Lisa Pomares (@lisampo): Ashley’s another health expert I trust implicitly, Evan’s an amazing architect, and Lisa is one of the best gallerists I know.
All photographs courtesy of Gabé Hirschowitz