Take a Look at Jeffrey Deitch’s New Coney Island Street Art Project
Deitch, the New York dealer turned contentious and short-lived Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art director, is co-curating the show with Joseph Sitt, head of real-estate developer Thor Equities, whom a Huffington Post blogger once dubbed “Satan’s real estate division” (see Jeffrey Deitch Has Sunk So Low He’s Curating for Property Developers on Coney Island).
Coney Art Walls also includes work by Lee Quinones, Futura, Kenny Scharf, Miss Van, Swoon, and Icy Signs. The art will be accompany the new Smorgasburg Coney Island, a pop-up with 12 food vendors.
Since returning to New York after his stormy Los Angeles tenure, Deitch has been without an exhibition space, but he seems to pop up everywhere (see Miley Cyrus Takes Art Basel With Help From Jeffrey Deitch, Jeffrey Deitch Claims Art World Persecution and Defends Klaus Biesenbach, and Jeffrey Deitch and Mana Contemporary Celebrate Armitage Dance and Art).
Artforum reported in late 2012 that Deitch was planning a new venue in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. “When word got out that I was considering doing something here, people suddenly began offering me free spaces,” Deitch told Vulture.
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