Posts Tagged ‘Louis B. Mayer’

Jet Set, Knows Stars redux

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Then: Louis B. Mayer Now: Jeffrey Deitch
Then: Louis B. Mayer Now: Jeffrey Deitch

On the Facebook page of Jerry Saltz, attentive artists argue the appointment of Jeffrey Deitch to the Director’s Chair at LA MOCA, a tense thriller to be concluded – OH WAIT – there’s a cliffhanger!  Monday morning’s scheduled press conference has been postponed; we’re all licking from our lips the sweat of suspenseful anticipation!

To quote Hippy Carnes (annoying rat guy) from The Abyss: “I got to tell you, I give this whole thing a sphincter-factor of about nine point five.”

Checkmate.
Checkmate.
In the discussion, an artist I admire wrote: “peter plagens once called what the new york artworld has become a kind of “poor man’s hollywood” and in certain circles he’s right. jeffery is responsible for some of that. so it’s funny that the “mayor of poor man’s hollywood” is now going to the real place.

Uh-Huh Her
Uh-Huh Her
Right! On!  If Jeffrey Goes to Hollywood (Relax Don’t Do It), then he really will be like our generation’s Louis B. Mayer.

Alternate ending
Alternate ending