Archinect - News 2014-09-17T03:46:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/4134372/jeffrey-deitch-can-t-even-please-the-neo-con-s Jeffrey Deitch can't even please the neo-con's Javier Arbona 2011-04-25T12:46:38-04:00 >2011-04-25T12:49:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9d688676a03afe093b20173f4c4ba8f.jpg" width="180" height="246" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Deitch&rsquo;s Disneyesque barrio gave New Yorkers who would never dream of getting off the subway north of 96th Street that delightful frisson of proximity to the underclass, just as the graffiti cult provides affluent viewers with the sense that they are in touch with authentic ghetto culture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here is a totally hilarious, angry finger-wag from the libertarian/neo-con City Journal. It calls out the "petite" Jeffrey Deitch and LA's Museum of Contemporary Art because, apparently, ensconcing graffiti *<em>within</em>* the museum walls is not enough for the author as a containment of the "vandalism." The cranky author calls out Deitch, MOCA, and graf artists on their "hypocrisy," but why complain? They're doing exactly what she wants! (And by the way, she calls Obey artist Shepard Fairey Jeffrey Deitch's "poodle.") [Via @a_small_lab] Radical Graffiti Chic by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal Spring 2011</p>