Fashion Week Observed
The bottle is a miniature version of Koons’ Balloon Venus sculpture with the bottle wedged inside. Read More
Next week, the Swiss Institute contemporary arts center will move from its current location on third-floor space on Broadway to the nearby 18 Wooster, former home to a larger space of Jeffrey Deitch’s Deitch Projects.
“It was a longterm wish to have a storefront,” Swiss Institute director and curator Gianni Jetzer told The Observer. “And Read More
For today, Jeffrey Deitch is the king of Los Angeles.
The L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art, which is run by Mr. Deitch, a former New York art dealer, announced today that its street-art exhibition, “Art in the Streets,” attracted 201,352 visitors during its April 17-Aug. 8, 2011, run.
The exhibition now ranks as the most-visited Read More
Ever since Jeffery Deitch left New York and dissolved his gallery to become director of L.A. MOCA, the art world has speculated where his artists would end up. Today, it got at least one answer: Sean Kelly Gallery announced that it would represent L.A.-born painter Kehinde Wiley, one of Deitch Projects’ brightest stars.
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Those of us who wished that Jeffrey Deitch, the art world’s LeBron James in his cruel defection from the city that made him, would fade from the canvas upon moving away, apparently have another thing coming. First there was James Franco’s globally buzzy performance-slash-publicity-stunt, and now another apparent L.A. success.
Deitch’s posthumous show of Dennis Read More
L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art, under the new leadership of gallerist Jeffrey Deitch, will be hosting James Franco’s latest performance piece. SOAP at MOCA: James Franco on General Hospital will consist of a live taping on location at the museum.
According to the MOCA release:
In this special episode, Franco, Read More
A gyrating snake of people, pressed together tightly, made their way through the grand opening of the Hole Saturday night. New York’s newest gallery, on SoHo’s Greene Street, is founded by former Jeffrey Deitch acolytes and gallery directors Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman. The “Not Quite Open for Business Show,” announced by email blast, was Read More
With mutton-chop sideburns, a gone-fishing hat and a Ratatouille-style accent, Thierry Guetta is a character that documentary filmmakers pray for: gregarious, oddball, dogged and hungry for fame. In April, a documentary about Mr. Guetta—who’s either an overnight art-world sensation, or wholesale bogus creation—opens in New York, directed by British art-star Banksy. But fans of Mr. Read More
As The Observer‘s Leon Neyfakh reported yesterday evening, Deitch Projects will “cease operation” when Jeffery Deitch moves to MoCA June 1. In the meantime, the art world is analyzing how his background has prepared him for the directorship of a troubled museum.
In a column for The New York Times, Read More
SoHo gallery Deitch Projects will close after more than a decade as a result of the appointment of its owner, Jeffrey Deitch, to the directorship of L.A.’s MoCA, according to the museum’s board chairs David Johnson and Maria Bell.
In a joint phone interview, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Bell, who co-chaired the search committee that Read More