As the art world once again make their annual pilgrimage for Art Basel Miami, collective heads exploded this week with the announcement that industry leaders Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian would be putting on a ground breaking show of figurate work.
After decades -- some might say well over a century -- of standing aside while Duchamp joked and Pollock flung paint, figurative art is about to step into the spotlight and become the "next big thing."
In the middle of an amusement park, these are commissioned works that respond in some way to their environment by 30 or so local and international heavy hitters, and a few new kids on the block, comprising a 40+ year span of expertise.
Obtaining self-mastery or enlightenment during Frieze week is not an easy mission. Frieze Art Fair New York poses many challenges for art dealers, artists, collectors and its boosters, known as patrons. Most of this is psychological.
Live music aside, perhaps the most entertaining part of the evening was counting the number of ridiculously attractive people in attendance.
From Paris to Los Angeles, it is surprising that dinner conversation in the art world shifts its focus from the museum to the museum director. Jeffrey Deitch disappeared as the conversation centerpiece as all talk is about the new director, Philippe Vergne, who will save MOCA.
Last month Jeffrey Deitch resigned as the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Although he won’t step
Jeffrey Deitch brought an original voice to the art scene in Los Angeles. Whether or not you're a fan of his style, we can all agree that he was responsible for a set of provocative, interesting and unexpected exhibitions that enriched our experience of art.
Deitch made the announcement Thursday, but he will "stay on to ensure a smooth transition" as well as the completion of MOCA’s
Chris Johanson's exhibition "Within The River of Time Is My Mind" will be on view at the MOCA Pacific Design Center from
"The Board is in agreement that the best future for MOCA would be as an independent institution. The Board understands that