AS recently as a few years back, it would have been hard to predict that controversial art dealer Jeffrey Deitch would have any reason to come back to Los Angeles for anything more complicated than a French Dip at Cole’s. But now the man pushed out of the Museum of Contemporary Art — and for a while, synonymous with faux-sensational, shallow Warholism — is one his way back. Near the end of the month, the Jeffrey Deitch gallery opens in Hollywood, and it looks to be more substantial than Deitch doubters would have guessed. (The opening show is dedicated to Ai Weiwei.)
I’m curious to see what this Deitch — a divisive figure but a talented showman — does with the space. My brief Los Angeles magazine story is here.