Interview and photos by Andy Romanoff For almost thirty years Paul Kopeikin has been a mainstay of the Los Angeles gallery scene, and now he’s moving on. When I heard he was closing his gallery I wondered what had brought him to this moment and what he had learned from the years. I asked him if he was willing to talk with me about it and he was, so I went over for this interview. In our conversation Paul was frank and candid about his career, a luxury most business people can’t afford. If you have a gallery or dream about having one, or you dream as an artist of showing in one, this is a conversation worth thinking about. AR – So Paul, what brought you to this moment? PK – Well in part it was because I think if I had talked to a business manager from day one, they might have said “Why are you doing this?” There were good years before 2008; the business was growing and I kept moving into bigger and better spaces,...
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