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Streets: Blu for Los Angeles MOCA (Buffed)

If you blinked, you would have missed Blu’s newest mural in Los Angeles. Invited to by the MOCA to paint a wall ahead of it’s highly anticipated “Art in the Streets” exhibition in April, the museum apparently had forgotten that the Italian street sensation made his name making pointed political statements with his large-scale work, often site-specific and aimed directly at the local governments and/or corporations. With the piece facing a Veterans Administration building, the museum (with or without Deitch) decided to buff over the […]

Basel Week Miami ’10: MOCA (LA) x LCD Soundsystem Party @ The Raleigh

Last night, AM attended the Basel party thrown by Jeffrey Deitch and the Los Angeles MOCA with guests being ushered to their seats with cigars & table service at the hip poolside of the Raleigh Hotel. It felt like all of South Beach was trying to get into the exclusive party where guest band LCD Soundsystem performed a monster set. We had a great time catching up as many of our friends & peers in the art scene were in attendance. Catch up with all […]

Tour of Jeffrey Deitch’s Los Angeles Home

MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch takes us on a tour of his Los Feliz home, once owned by Cary Grant.  Like any true art lover, he’s moved his collection in ahead of the furniture.  Check out the Warhol, Noble and Webster, and Aaron Young Jesus hanging above his bed.  The influential former gallery owner shares his thoughts on living in LA, Hollywood/celebrity culture, and how being famous itself is an art form.  Welcome to town, Mr. Deitch.  We are pleased to have you here. Video by […]

Art Review 2010 Power 100 List

According to Art Review’s annual Power 100 list, Larry Gagosian, the world’s most powerful art dealer, is the art world’s most powerful figure in 2010.  Perhaps a sign of the reawakening of the art market, Iwan Wirth and David Zwirner occupy the three and four spots, giving gallerists three of the top four spots, while Serpentine’s co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist drops to #2.  Notable in this list is the reflection of the rise of performance art in 2010.  Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg makes it all […]

Openings: Dennis Hopper – “Double Standard” @ MOCA

The Jeffrey Deitch era at MOCA has officially begun with his first show as director of the esteemed institution – Dennis Hopper’s Double Standard. The retrospective, curated by Julian Schnabel and with assistance from dealer Tony Shafrazi, takes place at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary location and includes Hopper’s photographs, sculptures, films, and paintings, which included elements of pop, abstract expressionism, photorealism, and graffiti. With the actor and artist’s recent death still fresh in the minds of everyone in attendance, the exhibition was a timely one and […]

Openings: “Not Quite Open for Business” @ The Hole

Earlier last week we gave you a sneak preview of the gallery space that is likely to contend as the heir apparent to the famed Deitch Projects. On Saturday night “The Hole” officially opened its doors for it’s anticipated inaugural show “Not Quite Open for Business”. As the titled indicated the launch had a flair all it’s own with many fresh but “not quite finished” creations that matched the crispy new space. Launching in the heart of Soho between Prince and Spring, it seemed as though many of […]

Preview / Setup: “Not Quite Open for Business” @ The Hole

A few weeks ago, we updated you on the creation of “The Hole” gallery by two former directors of Deitch Projects (Kathy Grayson & Meghan Coleman) and that they were planning some sort of group exhibition with at least nine artists. A pretty ambitious plan for a gallery put together in the past two months to fill “the hole” left by Jeffrey Deitch right? Well, great projects tend to snowball and now this show now has over 20 key artists and the opening is in less […]

Filling the Hole Left by Jeffrey Deitch – The Hole

Ever since Jeffrey Deitch made the announcement that he was leaving New York City and the commercial art world behind to become Director of MOCA on the other side of the country, speculation and rumors have abounded concerning the legacy he’s leaving behind and the aftermath of his gallery, Deitch Projects. How was the void that was going to be created by his departure be replaced? Today, the answer was announced. According to an article by the Wall Street Journal, that hole is going to […]

R.I.P. Deitch Projects

Yesterday, May 29, 2010, marked the final day of Shepard Fairey’s May Day exhibition and the final day of existence for Deitch Projects. Although the cutting-edge New York gallery will be surely be missed, we are very excited for the future of its founder, gallery staff, and roster of artists.  We are looking forward to what Jeffrey Deitch has in store as he leads MOCA Los Angeles to its next stage. Equaling as exciting is how the torch will be passed on to his ambitious […]

Kathy Grayson to Carry the Deitch Projects Torch

For those who have been living under an art world rock for the past few months, let us give you a quick recap of the biggest news to come out of NYC in a while. Jeffrey Deitch was selected to become the new director of Los Angeles’s MOCA. Due to potential conflicts, he will not be able to operate his gallery, Deitch Projects, while at his new position, and will be forced to close shop. Because Deitch Projects – one of the most innovative, fresh, […]
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