Jeffrey Deitch has been involved with modern and contemporary art for more than 50 years as an artist, writer, curator, dealer, and advisor. Best known for his vanguard commercial gallery, Deitch Projects, Deitch produced more than 250 projects by contemporary artists during the gallery’s existence from 1996 through 2010.
Deitch’s first important curatorial project was Lives, a 1975 exhibition about artists who used their own lives as an art medium. He co-authored a monograph on Keith Haring, published by Rizzoli in 2008, and wrote the introduction to Jean Michel Basquiat, 1981: The Studio of the Street, published by Charta in 2007.
From 2010 to 2013, Deitch served as Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, where he curated Art in the Streets, which had the highest attendance in the museum’s history.
Deitch has now reestablished his art advisory firm and his art gallery, operating in both New York and Los Angeles.
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