Jeffrey Deitch


Jeffrey Deitch has been involved with modern and contemporary art for nearly fifty years as an artist, writer, curator, dealer, and advisor. Deitch Projects, the New York gallery that he operated from 1996-2010, presented more than two hundred-fifty projects by artists from thirty-three countries. It was a unique organization, more like a private Institute of Contemporary Art than a commercial gallery. During it’s time, the gallery exhibited many of the Beautiful Losers artists, including Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Chris Johanson and Stephen “ESPO” Powers. Deitch has a long relationship with artists from the skateboarding and graffiti worlds and has written extensively on artists who have emerged from street and graffiti culture. Deitch has been especially engaged with the careers of three of his artist contemporaries, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Jeff Koons. Deitch was the first writer to review the work of Basquiat and had the sad task of delivering the eulogy at his funeral. Jeffrey Deitch has now reestablished his art advisory and exhibition program in New York. He opened his Los Angeles gallery in September 2018. Jeffrey Deitch was interviewed on July 20, 2005 in New York City.

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34 min.


New York, NY


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