~JEFFREY DEITCH SEND-OFF/not so hot . . . on the other hand, BANKSY’S ‘EXIT’ rocks !!
FILE THIS UNDER: “the last thing I needed” !! – times two !!
just in case you are totally out of the loop – while artlovers was undergoing a security check – thank you REV LUKE MURPHY !! – and is still disabled – JEFFREY DEITCH got a rather ‘un-noble’ send-off from NYC.
JEFFREY DEITCH at the recent SHEPARD FAIREY opening, ‘MAY DAY’ DEITCH PROJECTS, SOHO, NYC.
MAY 1, 2010 – PHOTO BY NANCY SMITH
that little dark spot above his left lip – which is actually blood-red in the digital archive but ‘auto-corrected’ by wordpress for some reason – and which I can’t override !! is actually a small fresh scar. what happened ?
rumors flew at the opening that Jeffrey had just socked someone or someone had just thrown a punch at him.
unable to to get any solid confirmation, and being that the scar was not visible in the published pix – I let it go.
but here’s what really happened: caught first-hand on someone’s camera. apart from that absolutely gorgeous exclamation – “the last thing I needed” !! – was the fact that not one single drop of blood landed on that immaculate baby pink suit !!
JEFFREY DEITCH confronts his ‘accidental’ attacker on YouTube !!
(gotta love not only the size of the hulking bad mannered brute (?) but those secret masonic symbols on his back – give me reality – over fiction, any day !!)
the other blow to Jeffrey’s departing ego – and it’s surprising – considering that he has left quite a legacy behind in his wake – a fact no one can deny – is the send-off kiss-off – rather unfortunate, and sour review ROBERTA SMITH penned on the SHEPARD FAIREY show – Jeffrey’s final show – here. and so MR. COOL – or as we like to call him – JEFFREY D. – sets off for L.A. and hopefully, not into the sunset. Good-bye and Good Luck. we will miss ya. engaging personality aside – you brought a lot of great shows to the scene. thanks.
my god, Roberta – haven’t you ever heard of: the Medium is the Message ??!!
and, don’t ask me – I don’t know why – some New City critics can’t get over the the demise of Performance Art (proper) by Poster Art – which is surely a more popular – as in ‘mass communication’ and way less academic form of performance art – if you think about – for even a few seconds ??!!
and while we are at – yes !! go see: BANKSY – ‘EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP’ !! – if you haven’t already.
most definite drop that Nor-Eastern NYC art critic fueled – snobbishness – it is such a miss-out stand – and get yourself – to the big street par-tay !! it ain’t happening for naught !!
I would even venture to say BANKSY is his generation’s JULIAN SCHNABEL – and ‘EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP’ – is his – ‘BASQUIAT’ !!
I’m the last who wanted to admit it – being so NYC-centric – and someone who thought without having all the facts – I might add – that BANKSY was just one big sell-out and commercial hype. WRONG. the guy’s brilliant. period. JEFFREY shoulda screened it – as his parting shot . . .
KATE and I caught it on our recent excursion to the homeland – up north – MONTREAL !!
we both loved it. many times over.
that scribble down the rightt hand side – ‘EN PRISON KRAFT FOODS’ – ha ha – that’s some ‘local’ as in Quebecois – graff color – or I guess that would be: couleur !!
as to who made, as in hand-knit – Kate’s great sweater – that would be – moi – of course.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. MONTREAL, QUEBEC. CANADA. MAY 13, 2010.
and for all you worldwide losers – who haven’t seen it yet – here’s the international screening list !!
be there – or be: square.
POSTED BY NANCY SMITH – TUES JUNE 1, 2010 – 11:56 AM