Dealer/Curator Jeffrey Deitch, (left) in pink, says goodbye to Deitch Projects and downtown NYC /
Photo by Stefania Pia
Downtown New York City moves faster than the speed of light. You’ve got the club of the moment, the look of the moment, the high of the moment. But when something sticks, it never lets go.
Then, you’ve got Deitch Projects– the main gallery on Wooster Street between Grand and Canal — a converging cutting edge artists’ space started fourteen years ago by dealer Jeffrey Deitch. Everyone from Vanessa Beecroft, to Mariko Mori, to Yoko Ono has shown there. Fischerspooner played there in the glittery early 21st century. So when Deitch showed it’s last show on May 1st, “May Day,” it seemed as though all of downtown Manhattan and half of Brooklyn came to pay homage.
Deitch, who is like the eccentric, cool-seeking uncle of hipster kids worldwide, will be taking a position as the director of MOCA in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, you’ve got until May 20th to view Shepard Fairey’s exhibit — “May Day”– a salute to spring, rebirth, and international workers. See the slideshow below, fantastic shots by my friend, Stefania Pia, who accompanied me to the closing show opening.