Posts Tagged: Jeffrey Deitch

Deitch on the Beach

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The Huffington Post has a photo feature on Jeffrey Deitch’s street artist project at Coney Island. Several L.A. artists are included (shown, Mister Cartoon and Retna—photos (c) Jaime Rojo.)

Cameron Getting First New York Show

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The Art Newspaper reports that Jeffrey Deitch is bringing MOCA’s Cameron show to New York. It will run Sep. 8-Oct. 17 at the Suzanne Geiss Company, which occupies the former site of Deitch… More ›

MOCA’s New Schedule Is Smart and Sensible

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MOCA’s 2015/2016 exhibition schedule is a return to real art for real art audiences. A Matthew Barney exhibition, focused on his new RIVER OF FUNDAMENT project, might be considered the… More ›

James Franco Is “Only 5% of What I Did”

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Jeffrey Deitch has two new books out. One can double as a place setting, and the other is about MOCA. The MOCA Index is not a tell-all—it’s a self-published collection of photographs of… More ›

Warhol’s Disco Rothko Chapel

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MOCA got its disco show after all. Andy Warhol envisioned a hundred-panel abstraction, a “disco Rothko,” for Studio 54. The nightclub passed, and the work was instead commissioned by the… More ›

Street Art After Deitch

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What is the place of street art in museums, post-Jeffrey Deitch MOCA? Anyone interested in that conversation will want to see “Scratch” at the El Segundo Museum of Art. (Above, a wall by… More ›

“Cinema Vezzoli” at MOCA

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“Aren’t people awful?” asks John Hurt as Caligula in the BBC’s 1976 TV adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius. For an answer you needn’t look further than the… More ›

Quote of the Day: Tim Blum

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“There’s a whole Deitch camp that are probably rolling on the floor gnashing their teeth.” —Tim Blum of Blum & Poe Blum’s comment, referring to “a certain sect of middlebrow… More ›

L.A. Comes of Age (Groundhog Day)

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“2014 may prove a turning point for art museums in Los Angeles.” —The Economist, in a Jan. 4, 2014, article citing MOCA’s Mike Kelley exhibition “There is no question that Los… More ›

That 70’s Show

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Whenever somebody writes the Jeffrey Deitch-MOCA biopic (opera?), the final act will turn on the disco show. Media leaks turned “Fire in the Disco,” Deitch’s scheme of recreating… More ›

Artists on Vergne

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MOCA’s press release announcing Philippe Vergne’s appointment as director has quotes from all four of the artist-trustees who resigned in protest of Jeffrey Deitch’s leadership…. More ›

MOCA’s New Goal: Richer than LACMA?

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LACMA has offered to bail out MOCA twice in the past six years. But having met its $100 million endowment goal, MOCA is now almost as wealthy as its Hancock Park cousin. LACMA’s endowment was… More ›

Ryan Trecartin, Three Years Later

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MOCA Grand Avenue’s “Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works From the Collection” hasn’t gotten a whole lot of attention. Curated by Bennett Simpson, it’s a permanent… More ›

Jeffrey Deitch Resigned Sept. 1

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Jeffrey Deitch officially resigned as MOCA’s director Sept. 1—as mentioned in last night’s REDCAT talk and today’s L.A. Times. No surprise, except that it took 6 weeks for this… More ›

The Broad’s Exhibition Plans

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Overlooked in the Broad’s announcement of free general admission is a corollary: the Broad will be doing loan exhibitions. No one spelled that out—“We’re looking at all kinds of… More ›

Deitch Juggles a Second Job

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Remember when everyone was terrified that Jeffrey Deitch would continue dealing art as MOCA director? Well… Deitch has a commercial show opening at New York’s Lelia Heller Gallery on September… More ›

Sign on the Dotted Line

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LACMA visitors experiencing James Turrell’s perceptual cell Light Reignfall are required to sign a legal waiver clearing the museum of any responsibility for harm. Waivers are becoming more… More ›

No Koons for MOCA

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BloombergBusinessweek is reporting that MOCA has canceled the Jeff Koons retrospective that had been planned to open in January 2014. The obvious question: Is this fallout from Deitch’s… More ›

A Woman Who Could Leg-Wrestle a Crocodile

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The New York Times has an article on Maria Bell, the MOCA Co-Chair who is on the search committee for Jeffrey Deitch’s replacement. It’s a puff piece with so many dark non sequiturs that… More ›

Quote of the Day: John Baldessari

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“Jeffrey [Deitch] wasn’t disingenuous. He did what he does, and that’s what the museum wanted. But I think the real problem is the [MOCA] board. It’s a really nonfunctional board. They need… More ›

Was L.A. Hip Enough for Deitch?

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Every divorce story has two sides. Amid the expected postmortems of Jeffrey Deitch’s troubled tenure as MOCA director is a contrarian undercurrent to the effect that L.A. was to blame. The city… More ›

MOCA’s Unanswered Questions

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MOCA’s board meeting confirms Jeffrey Deitch’s resignation. Otherwise it isn’t saying much. • Are any of the existing financial pledges contingent on Deitch remaining as… More ›

Deitch on the Ramparts

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Philippe de Montebello led the Met for 31 years and got one lousy bust. But no museum director has been the subject of so many artistic depictions as the perpetually embattled Jeffrey Deitch…. More ›