Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art Director, Jeffrey Deitch, is the subject of WSJ. Magazine's TRACKED feature this month, online today and on newsstands tomorrow, October 1.
In the feature we learn that in a little more than 12 hours, Deitch oversees 8,424 visitors (25 of whom arrive by skateboard), is approached by 22 fans, sends 71 emails, answers 14 phone calls, has an afternoon snack at Yogurtland in Little Tokyo, and retires early, at 9:30 p.m., to prepare for a 5 a.m. tour he will give to Dasha Zhukova in the morning.
In order to “track” every move Mr. Deitch makes, WSJ. Magazine reporter, Stinson Carter, had to spend an entire day with him on the last day of his first major exhibit: “Art in the Streets.” According to Carter: “The only thing harder that day than getting into the packed museum was trying to keep up with its director.”
Photo credit: Jessica Haye and Clark Hsaio
Jeffrey Deitch in front of "Posters, 1967-2011" by Craig R. Stecyk III, part of MOCA's "Art in the Streets" exhibit