FROM Jeffrey Deitch
Private Businessman to Head Public Museum LA's Museum of Contemporary Art has been called the best of its kind in the world, but it's in major financial trouble and recently got a $30 million bailout from billionaire-collector Eli Broad. Now MOCA's board has stunned the art world by choosing a new director not from academia or another museum, but a private collector and dealer. That's highly unusual, but Broad himself says, "It's time to redo the old museum model. The world has changed." MoCA's new director is Jeffrey Deitch, whose gallery in New York is Deitch Projects .
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Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.