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12.17.10 Marina Galperina

The artist group iGreen – “Artists in solidarity with People of Iran” – sent Jeffrey Deitch a letter earlier this week “strongly condemning” the whitewashing of Blu’s mural, adding that “Such blatant censorship is unconscionable.” The latest: this eye-catching piece in Los Angeles of the Supreme {ARTS} Leader, dubbed by iGreen as “Ayatollah Deitch.” Granted, […]

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12.15.10 Marina Galperina

Shepard Fairey responded to MoCA buffing Blu’s mural by defending Jeffrey Deitch’s decision. In a statement to the LA Times, he seems to agree it was censorship, but thinks avoiding the possibility of controversy is better than “fighting,” lest his opening be jeopardized or his art business associate dishonored. […]

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12.14.10 Bucky Turco

How does a website with the word “vandal” in its URL defend censorship? Like this. Museum director and street art profiteer Jeffrey Deitch said it was his decision to buff Blu’s MoCA mural — coffins wrapped in dollar bills — because of its potential offensiveness. So why would Vandalog defend MoCA’s censorship so enthusiastically? Their […]

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12.13.10 Marina Galperina

When Blu painted a mural for MoCA last week, only to have it buffed by the museum less than 24-hours later, we were mystified. ANIMAL contacted Blu, who told us that the mural was actually not finished when MoCA decided to buff it. Read the artist’s response below. […]

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12.10.10 Marina Galperina

MoCA under Jeffrey Deitch commissioned Blu to do a mural for their 2011 Art in the Streets retrospective extravaganza. Less than 24-hours after he finished his piece – dollar-wrapped coffins with a few crosses tucked in – MoCA had it buffed. […]

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11.11.10 Marina Galperina

To complement his Street Art and Graffiti MoCA Extravaganza coming in April 2011, gone-west curator/critic Jeffrey Deitch is releasing a new book – Art in the Streets. It will feature a long chronology of graffiti and street art that his sort have figured out how to sell, from Jean-Michel Basquiat on, but do we really need […]

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09.17.10 Marina Galperina

Jeffrey Deitch’s not wasting any time pumping up MoCA’s rep. In 2011, he’ll be rolling out the Art in the Streets retrospective with 100+ artists (Basquiat, Space Invader, Banksy, Mister Cartoon…) with 25 with installations and murals. […]

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05.03.10 Marina Galperina

Last Saturday before Shepard Fairey’s “May Day” reception, some “goddamn clutz” accidentally clobbered Jeffrey Deitch in the face with something heavy enough to draw blood. See Deitch’s raging fury here, appropriately YouTubed. […]

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03.15.10 Marina Galperina

NYC has lost one of its hot spot galleries this year, as Jeffrey Deitch abandoned Deitch Projects for a warm, cozy MOCA director gig. But Deitch Projects director Kathy Grayson brings good news via ArtInfo: artists formerly enjoying a Deitch association will have a new home. […]

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02.25.10 Marina Galperina

On the dying breaths of the Deitch Projects, comes word of their Rosson Crow “Bowery Boys,” opening March 4th. As one of the last Deitch Projects shows, Rosson’s exhibit explores NYC’s “bad boy” side with large, bold, neon-ladden canvases featuring 1980s wild-style bombed trains, Chinatown opium dens of 1880s, vintage sex clubs, barbershops, discos, “gangs, […]

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