ARIEL January 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm

dude you got that RIGHT.

dennis dalesandro January 4, 2011 at 9:05 pm

so basically fine artists don’t just have to beat out each other for that 1% of 1% sliver of the pie, we have to go head to head with movie stars, authors, and the fashion world too?

pomodo January 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Agreed that Jeffery Deitch is a bit of a nutter. But I agree that contemporary art can now indeed take any form or media: this is not to say that Hollywood films are art – nor is most literature, music or graffiti — but, that all these forms can and are being used by contemporary artists.

Anyway, back to Jeffery, his own narcissism will probably sabotage his ability to do anything truly interesting with MoCA; but we’ll see.

Morgan January 5, 2011 at 4:21 am

Deitch is more interesting visually than verbally.

Gianni Schneider January 5, 2011 at 9:05 pm

We get it: it’s all about celebrity culture now. Except that Hollywood generates cash for its celebrity wattage, the artworld doesn’t. Meaning he wants Hollywood to support an unflattering, money-losing venture…I read somewhere Jeffrey Deitch submitted a proposal for JAMES FRANCO to be the American Representative at the Venice Biennale. Basically anyone who is famous/related to Hollywood can have a show at Moca. Way to go, Jeffrey!!!
By the way, the artworld is dominated by money which needs objects to be exchanged into. So until JAMES FRANCO (insert celebrity) begins making some expensive shit, it ain’t gonna fly…I read somewhere a dealer commenting on Miami Basel “oh the celebrities…they come to be photographed but they don’t really buy anything in the end”.

Ptaparent October 1, 2011 at 7:55 am

jeffery is all about jeffery, he is what art isn’t ! People like jeff are the problem. Deitch thinks he gets it do to the fact that he has money. Jeff is a little boy trying to be a big man.  

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