The BH Housewives visit an art gallery for another of their staged producer-induced events.
The highlight of this particular producer-induced event was Yolanda Foster’s negotiating skills. YoFo talked the artiste down from his asking price of $14,000 to $8,500… not bad.
Let’s take a detailed look at how exactly this deal between the artiste, Daniel Maltzman, and Yolanda happened!
You are actually asking $14,000 for your black and white streaked painting?
Yeah, I think I DID just tell this woman that I want $13,995 more than the painting is actually worth! Am I crazy? Yeah, I might be crazy…. But, what if she gives me $14,ooo!!!?? Will you give me $14,000 for my painting? I would really LOVE to give you $14,000… but you are staring at my boobalage? I’ll stop staring at your boobalage if you give me $14,000… How about if I give you $10 for your painting… that’s more than it’s worth. Just LOOK at the painting… $10 cash. NOW. Take it or leave it. Is it a deal? Will you take $10 for it? I’ll agree to that price.. only if I can stare at your boobalage for another 20 minutes. $10 it is!! It’s always nice doing bizness with the artiste directly! That’s the only way I sell my work! You’re not the FIRST “reality” star that I’ve dealt with!
Daniel Matlzman is just another ‘artist’ who likes to show up on “reality” shows! Think Robert Lorsch… but, with less money!
Even without that immediate intention, Maltzman is finding more than his fair share of publicity in the form of celebrity-funded charity events and television appearances. His artwork has been displayed at both the Academy and Emmy Awards as well as in the background of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County, NBC’s Dirty Sexy Money and MTV’sParis Hilton’s My New BFF.
When asked about the assigned monikers of artist and celebrity, Maltzman humbly denies his incorporation of the latter role. “Nah, Warhol was the guy that did that. I’ve grown up in that world, but I’m not a celebrity. I’m not a Hollywood guy.”
Of course, his brushes with on-screen fame would speak otherwise. Not only did Maltzman appear as a bachelor looking for love in the second season of Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker, he also appeared on TLC’s The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan.