Famed Art Dealer Jeffrey Deitch Opens His LA Home

New York art world kingpin and recent Los Angeles transplant Jeffrey Deitch, now-director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, recently opened his home in the city's trendy Los Feliz neighborhood to the world in video tour directed by art world insider filmmaker Alison Chernick, the LA Times' art blog, Culture Monster, reports. Museum directors are traditionally given a housing stipend, and Deitch has likely maxed out his allowance on this Spanish revival home, a former residence of movie star Cary Grant situated in the neighborhood once occupied by Hollywood power players such as fimmaker and director Cecil B. DeMille.

"Celebrity has, for better or worse, become an art form," says Deitch, leading Chernick and Jennifer Rubell through his new space which, though still without furniture, is jam packed with artworks by luminaries like Andy Warhol, whose drawing lines a hallway, to Aaron Young, whose op-art picture of Jesus graces the space over the his own bed. Deitch isn't the only art world impressario to follow the call of Hollywood: legendary blue-chip dealer Larry Gagosian recently purchased Gary Cooper’s old abode, in Holmby Hills.

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