Jeffrey Deitch

Jeffrey Deitch
Jeffrey Deitch
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  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Businessman









Jeffrey Deitch is an American art dealer and curator who was from 2010 until his resignation in 2013 director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA).

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After pop art, graffiti is probably the biggest art movement in recent history to have such an impact on culture. History ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Andy Warhol defined Pop Art. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Art dealing is when you're doing it as a business. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Art, film, fashion, music are all going on and interacting simultaneously. And L.A. is very receptive to that fusion. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Celebrity has become, for better or worse, an art form. An artist can use themselves as a medium to become a celebrity as a walking work of art. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Dennis Hopper is one of the great American lives.
Disney is our contemporary landscape. The best art will reflect that and challenge you. Disney comforts you, whereas the best art shakes up your comfort level and perception. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Effective fund-raising is based on relationships.
Every day you run into artists on the streets in SoHo or other creative people you want to do something with. There's nothing to match that chance encounter.
From 1940 to the present, the art world - and particularly Los Angeles - has undergone a transformation not unlike the Italian Renaissance. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I believe that an art exhibition can be engaging, fun and deeply intellectually satisfying and serious. These are not contradictory concepts in art. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I want to use whatever connections to get a super-outstanding Basquiat in the White House. It could be one of mine. It could be something that a friend owns.
In the 1970s when I started in the art world, no self-respecting artist would have stood in line to try to get on a television show. It never would have happened. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Many of the museum directors who make an impact personally curate exhibitions.
One of the biggest things happening in the art world is this idea of expansion. No one embodies this aspect of what art is becoming better than James Franco. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Overall, I think any opportunity to expose people to art on a mass level - to have some kid in Oklahoma say to his mother, 'I want to be an artist' - is a good thing. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Part of my agenda has been to support art that engages life with people. Life ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Sometimes you do a sound installation, and the first day or two it is very exciting. Then you are hearing this every day for a month, and it becomes like a torture.
There is a constant ebb and flow in art historical reputations. The reputation of even the greatest figures like Picasso are in flux. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
We're in a post-conceptual era where it's really the artist's idea and vision that are prized rather than the ability to master the crafts that support the work. Today, our understanding of an artist is closer to a philosopher than to a craftsman. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
What I hope is I'll eventually be seen as an actual individual, not as some abstraction - an art dealer running a museum. Hope ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle