Ex MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch
Apparently Jeffrey Deitch has left MOCA
and it looks like I was correct in predicting the embattled director would be out of the museum some around June 30th
. It was a common sense prediction when major fundraising initiatives were being met without Deitch delivering the news. An official statement should be coming very soon. Honestly, I admire Deitch as a gadfly who challenged the academic and art world status quo but his skills did not synch up well with MOCA's challenges, which required a healer. Both will be better off without one another and I wouldn't be surprised at all if he quit the job. The art market is Deitch's ultimate stage.
Here is a timeline of the MOCA crisis of 2013
*Update, we were one of the earliest to report this, now LA Weekly has confirmed
and The LA Times indicates he indeed is choosing to leave the museum
as they are about to reach certain key fundraising goals.
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