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Some how Shepard Fairey also known as OBEY has made it into the hearts and hands of fine art collectors worldwide. I spotted him installed at the Venice Biennial 2009 and at Art Basel Miami 2009 and his clothing line can be found on plenty of douchbags around the globe. Can a “street artist” get anymore main stream?

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Jeffery Dietch closes up shop in New York in preparation for his new career choice as Director of LA MOCA. Apparently, Dietch must close down his projects and desist his own private funding of artists projects. Such a move from the private to the public art sector has not been made by such a powerhouse mogul. What will happen to the artists he has been faithfully supporting? Will they be collected by the MOCA? Is that a conflict of interest for the institution? – well, only if Dietch would be making money off of the purchase and the MOCA has made it clear that this is unacceptable practice for the Director of a public institution. Time will only tell how this public/private relationship will turn out – this is for sure a fire that needs to be fanned and watched closely.


some opinions on the subject:

Los Angeles TIMES
Lee Rosenbaum’s Culture Grrl Blog
Vandalog – a street art and graff blog with lots of great photos of some of Dietch’s artists projects in motion.

Miami is full of New Yorkers in Art Fair season. Yay it’s December and I’m sitting on the beach networking! This is just one of the New York characters that I met while chillin on the beach – Gary Cullen is a painter and performance artist. You can check out his work at www.djmayonnaisehands.com or at www.garycullen.org – I Heart Gary!

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