human resources

Hollywood Agent Ari Emanuel Will Join L.A. MOCA Board [Updated]

Ari Emanuel at a Lakers game in 2011. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

Jeffrey Deitch, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, has had a rough few months, with numerous board members—including every artist board member—resigning after the exit of chief curator Paul Schimmel in June. But Randy Kennedy of The New York Times reports that things are looking up for the former New York dealer, who has apparently secured the highflying entertainment agent Ari Emanuel as the latest member of his board. The scoop is in the paper’s online ArtsBeat column. Read More

Los Angeles

How’s Jeffrey Deitch Doing at the Museum of Contemporary Art?

Mr. Deitch. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

With former New York dealer Jeffrey Deitch approaching his two-year anniversary as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles—he began on June 1, 2010—Mike Boehm checked in with him for an article in the Los Angeles Times, and he takes a close look at the institution’s financial status, which still has a ways to go before it can be considered stable and healthy.

First, the bottom line, courtesy Mr. Boehm: “MOCA had either a $504,000 surplus or a $302,000 deficit in its first year under Deitch, depending on whether one includes an $804,000 depreciation expense. That’s down from a $4.8-million surplus—depreciation included—in the year before he began as director.” Read More