During his lecture, which was a “look at the destructive and creative aspects of uncommissioned public art and mark-making,” the New York-based art writer brought up the Blu mural that was commissioned then whitewashed by MOCA.
I can’t see much of Deitch’s reactions in the video as the MOCA director is shrouded by darkness, so I enhanced a frame (left). It seems to suggest his reaction is blank. His suit, on the other hand, seems to be a delicious yellow.
Kalm commented on Facebook that when he saw Deitch in person, he appeared to have had a “poker face” at the moment when Blu appeared on screen. Though I personally don’t think that says much as I’m guessing every good art dealer probably develops one at some point.