Jeffrey Deitch Hosts ‘The Wolfpack’ Angulo Brothers in Gallery Show

See homemade costumes and movie props created by the isolated brothers.

The poster for The Wolfpack. Photo: the Sundance Institute.

Following the success of The Wolfpack, Crystal Moselle’s documentary about the Angulo brothers’ isolated, movie-saturated childhood and coming of age on the Lower East Side, the six young men are teaming up with art dealer Jeffrey Deitch for their first gallery exhibition.

“The Wolfpack Show,” opening on October 21 at Deitch’s 76 Grand Street gallery, will showcase the elaborate homemade movie props, costumes, and scripts created by Mukunda, Govinda, Narayana, Jagadisa, Bhagavan, and Krisna for their recreations of blockbuster films. Largely forbidden from leaving their apartment by their controlling father, the boys spent much of their time immersed in Hollywood movies.

"The Wolfpack Show" poster. Photo: via The Wolfpack Facebook page.

“The Wolfpack Show” poster.
Photo: via The Wolfpack Facebook page.

Moselle’s documentary won the top documentary prize when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and the Angulo brothers have since been pursuing film careers of their own. The Deitch exhibition will host the premiere of Window Feel, written and directed by Mukunda and starring other members of the family. 

Their first gallery show will feature photos taken by Dan Martensen during the filming of the documentary, which will also appear in the book Wolves Like Us: Portraits of the Angulo Brothers (November 24, Damiani, D.A.P.). 

A still from The Wolfpack. Photo: the Sundance Institute.

A still from The Wolfpack.
Photo: the Sundance Institute.

After his controversial stint as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA LA), Deitch took a bit of an art world hiatus. He finally returned to his Deitch Projects space (which had been occupied by Suzanne Geiss Company since the dealer decamped to the West Coast) earlier this month with “Cameron: Cinderella of the Wastelands.” The exhibition, similar to the recent “Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman” show Deitch conceived for MOCA LA, features drawings, paintings, and writings by artist and poet Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel.

This past year, Deitch made a splashy return to Art Basel in Miami Beach, hosting a performance by Mike Kelley-esque pop star Miley Cyrus. He also curated a street art exhibition in Coney Island in partnership with developer Thor Equities to mixed reviews this summer.

“The Wolfpack Show” will be on view at 76 Grand Street, New York, October 21–November 1, 2015. 

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