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Inside Jeffrey Deitch's LA Mansion Playhouse


04.20.12 Marina Galperina

Come on in, and pull yourself up a chair (Like a Gaetano Pesce sofa!)
Let the fun begin, it’s time to let down your hair. (Watch out for the custom Chris Johanson!)
Jeffrey’s SO excited, ’cause all his friends have been invited (Like neighbor Gus Van Sant!)
To go wacky, at Jeffrey’s Los Angeles maaansion! (Fits 100, comfortably!)

Golly, Jeffrey Deitch’s house seems fun. There’s even a Michel Gondry piano. “When you push down the key, it plays a videotape with audio of someone playing that note in 88 locations around the world, one for each key.”

Since ditching New York (and his studio apartment), Deitch has made quite the pad for himself in the Hollywood Hills. His personal art collection alternates and sometimes the installation pieces “torture” him with their sounds, that poor poor man.

Let’s compare that for a second to MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach’s Lower East Side uber-minimalist apartment, which has nothing. No sofas, tables, books, lamps, countertops, appliances or signs of life.


(Photos: NYT, W)