Located on Grand Avenue’s bustling downtown art corridor, the Museum of Contemporary Art, whose exhibition spaces also include the nearby Frank Gehry–renovated Geffen Contemporary and a branch at the Pacific Design Center, in West Hollywood, has weathered a fair amount of controversy recently. In the wake of Jeffrey Deitch’s brief and tumultuous stint as director, MOCA has handed the reins to Philippe Vergne, who arrived in L.A. after a successful run at New York’s Dia Art Foundation. Vergne should find it easier to stabilize the museum thanks to a recent endowment of more than $100 million.
Fendi top and skirt; Céline necklace (worn as bracelet); Proenza Schouler clutch; Falke socks; Céline shoes, photographed in front of Nancy Rubins’s Chas’ Stainless Steel, Mark Thompson’s Airplane Parts, About 1000 Pounds of Stainless Steel Wire, Gagosian’s Beverly Hills Space, 2001–2002, in the Sculpture Plaza at MOCA Grand Avenue.Photographer: Willy Vanderperre
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