Jeffrey Deitch Says Goodbye to New York via Podcast

We’re almost halfway through April already and that means May is right around the corner, and if things go as planned, June will be next. As such, art dealer Jeffrey Deitch is down to his final few days before showing some Shepard Fairey, hanging up (or passing along) his popular Deitch Projects gallery, and heading west to take over as the head of Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. Before he says farewell, and likely after a lot more goodbye articles, he recently spoke at an event at apexart, talking to the critic Carlo McCormick for the Chicago group Bad at Sports. Art Info was on hand for the interview, wherein Deitch looked back at his career in New York and gave a couple of hints at what he’d be doing when he gets to the MCA: “He confirmed that he’ll present an exhibition of photography by Dennis Hopper to be called ‘Art Is Life,’ a title that Hopper himself proposed.” Read the whole story for a nice background on Deitch-thus-far and then pop over to Bad at Sports to listen/download the whole conversation.

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