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Jeffrey Deitch To Lead MOCA Los Angeles

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Gallerist Jeffrey Dietch (Left) & Artist Kenny Scharf (Right)

One major consequence from the current economic downturn is its lasting effect on non-profit entities such as museums.   As a result, many institutions around the world have implemented drastic measures that were at one time foreign to them.   After an exhaustive search worldwide, the Board of Trustees at the prominent The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, or better known as MOCA, announced today to appoint New York's famed gallerist Jeffrey Deitch as its new museum director.

Dietch, who owns 3 major galleries in New York City, has for the last 30-years have curated and nurtured what once thought as lowly, incoherent urban art scape into the driving force of today's contemporary art culture. From works of the late Keith Haring to the recent exhibitions of the late Dash Snow and Ryan McGinness, Deitch was also instrumental in the creation of STAGES 09: A Global Art Exhibition with Nike and Lance Armstrong.

Set to succeed the current director Charles E. Young, Jeffrey Dietch will be   formally introduce tomorrow at an official press conference at 10:30 AM at MOCA Grand Avenue.

MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue | Map
Los Angeles, CA 90012