Jeff Koons may be one of the richest, most well-known, and (sometimes) respected artists in the world at this point, a position about to be bolstered with no small thanks to Lady Gaga. But his massive studio runs at a industrial-line clip. Koons’s version of The Factory employs 87 different assistants on shifts—someone’s got to handle all those employees. That responsibility falls to Gary McCraw, the studio manager for Mr. Koons. Considering the huge size of the staff, the immensity of Koons’s work, at the commitment to quality, this is no small feat for McCraw—he ends up wielding as much influence over the work as Koons himself.