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06.21.11 Marina Galperina

The Brooklyn Museum will not be hosting MOCA’s street art and graffiti exhibit as planned. Museum Director Arnold Lehman said it’s due to “severe reductions in financial support.” Really? After all the success in Los Angeles is it that hard to find a sponsor? […]

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04.21.11 Bucky Turco

LA-based artist Eddie Colla took his critique of MOCA’s latest popularity contest exhibit right to the streets with this recent billboard takeover aimed squarely at the museum’s curator Jeffrey Deitch. […]

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04.15.11 Marina Galperina

MOCA Los Angeles officially unveils its “Art in the Streets” exhibit on April 17th and judging from the press opening, looks like there’s a great roster of talent… but nothing groundbreaking. The artists are all gallery-ready or Deitch-associated and despite its highfalutin claims, this exhibit appears to be less about showcasing the “history of graffiti […]

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01.17.11 Marina Galperina

The next wave backlash to Deitch’s censoriship of Blu’s mural comes in the form of these Don’t Be Blu, Practice Safe Art condoms from L.A. Raw, the group behind the “Dump Deitch” laser graffiti protest. Great cause, catchy catchphrase… flawed metaphor? […]

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01.05.11 Marina Galperina

This video from the MoCA parking lot protest and laser gun graffiti session provides some insight about how Jeffrey Deitch is perceived by the LA artist community post Blu whitewash. Intended or not, folks seems to think that Deitch censored an anti-war mural and displayed his own political views by doing so. The “MOCAca” tag […]

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01.04.11 Marina Galperina

Last night in the parking lot of MoCA, a group of 20 gathered to protest Jeffrey Deitch’s censorship of Blu’s mural. They projected “Dump Deitch” “Give us back our walls!” “War is over?” and “We ♥ Blu” with a handmade laser graffiti gun on the museum’s north wall, along with the image of the whitewashed […]

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12.23.10 Bucky Turco

The fallout from Jeffrey Deich’s censorship of Blu’s mural still hasn’t settled and Brave New Films’ Robert Greenwald best explains why the MoCA director’s decision to buff the wall is more dishonorable to vets than the anti-war artwork. […]

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12.22.10 Bucky Turco

It’s impossible for us to confirm the following story, but since it’s funny, whether it happened or not, we decided to run with it. A tipster writes: […]

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12.20.10 Bucky Turco

Whitewashing censorship controversy aside, Blu has been paid “directly” by Jeffrey Deitch and not by the museum. Still no word from the Wooster Collective, despite their promise! […]

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12.17.10 Marina Galperina

In a letter to famed graffiti photographer Henry Chalfant (below), Blu gives the most complete commentary on MOCA whitewashing his mural. Deitch never asked for a sketch. On the 6th day of painting Blu was just drawing the dollar bills when Deitch decided the mural was offensive. Blu stopped. Deitch asked for a different mural. […]

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