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Posts Tagged: Jeffrey Deitch

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 ›