Jeffrey Deitch

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MIAMI BEACH — Why were Jeffrey Deitch and Sean “Diddy” Combs chatting in an Art Basel Miami Beach booth about Kanye? This is funny …

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Into the dead zone between the sputtering-out of summer shows and the ignition of the new season comes the story of Maurice and Paul Marciano, co-founders of the stonewashed blue jeans empire Guess, and the private art museum they are founding in Los Angeles.

It is a private museum not only because it is, for now, entirely funded by the Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation, but also because you, the public, are not allowed inside.

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James Franco is having a tough time right now. His Indiegogo fundraiser for Palo Alto Stories doesn’t look like it will reach its goal, but the actor/artist/fundraiser/heart throb is also upset that former Museum of Contemporary Art director Jeffrey Deitch is leaving the institution and perhaps LA.

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News

Could Two Major LA Museums Be Merging?

by Kyle Chayka on March 7, 2013

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Two of the biggest art museums in California may soon become one. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has made a proposal to acquire the Museum of Contemporary Art, a smaller institution that has lately been unstable with mounting budget problems and controversy over Jeffrey Deitch’s tenure as director.

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Reactor

Is Deitch’s Time at MOCA Running Out?

by Kyle Chayka on November 29, 2012

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After a shaky few months in which the gallerist-turned-museum director has faced mounting criticism and opposition for his questionable tactics running the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeffrey Deitch may be on his way out.

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Post image for The Failures (and Some Successes) of Jeffrey Deitch in LA

The insular art world likes its public follies almost as much as Hollywood. We’re constantly looking for the latest slip-up, the misspoken press statement or flubbed exhibition. That’s why the trials and travails of Jeffrey Deitch as the director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art have been so magnetic — it’s an ongoing soap opera, replete with plot twists. But is it time now for rebalance the books of Deitch’s tenure?

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Post image for LA MOCA to Deitch: “No, You Can’t Do Everything”

In a fairly abrupt turnaround, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art announced yesterday that it will hire a new chief curator, after the controversial resignation at the end of June of Paul Schimmel, who held the chief curator position for 22 years. Originally, MOCA had announced that it would not replace Schimmel, instead going full Deitch, i.e. allowing director Jeffrey Deitch to lead the museum’s curatorial program.

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Post image for Your Essential Guide to MOCApocalypse 2012

A lot has happened in the week and half since we last gave you an update on the situation at Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Oh wait, except … nothing’s actually happened.

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“James Franco / Free Beer” was distributed as a pamphlet as part of Keith Rocka Knittel’s performance “James Franco / Free Beer / Spiral Jetty (IV),” at Perform Chinatown in Los Angeles on July 21, 2012.

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Post image for LA’s MOCA Loses the Last of Its Artist Trustees

Artist Ed Ruscha has left the board of LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), following the departures last week of John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie. The last artist on the board has left the building.

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