L.A. MoCA was going to be announcing its new director today (but apparently, the press conference has been postponed because it interfered with the broadcast of Lost). On the short list: commercial gallerist Jeffrey Deitch. (Read about the other contenders here.) Either way, expect an awesome art world knotted-panty clusterfuck of coverage in the coming days. Update: It’s gonna be Deitch, says Christopher Knight of the LAT. The paper’s arts blog has the (very short) story. Roberta Smith of the NYT chimes in. The paper’s main story here.
Edward Winkleman has a very thoughtful post on the whole Deitch schmegagie over at Art World Salon.