ART & DESIGN

Art Attack

Jeffrey Deitch returns with a new book.


When the art dealer Jeffrey Deitch opened Deitch Projects in a SoHo garage in 1996, the space quickly became known for offering artists the chance to do fantastical large-scale shows. Over the years, Dan Colen and Dash Snow made a room-engulfing “hamster nest” from telephone-book confetti, Terence Koh staged mystical ceremonies led by a white-cloaked figure, and Yoko Ono created a garden of sprouting coffins. In Live the Art (out October 1 from Rizzoli), Deitch, who closed the gallery in 2010, looks back at the artists, events, and exhibitions behind his pet project–turned–art world phenomenon.

Photos: Art Attack

Nedko Solakov’s Somewhere (Under the Tree), 1997. Courtesy of Deitch Projects and the artists.

Jérôme Sans’s “Shopping,” September 5, 1996. Courtesy of Deitch Projects and the artists.

Richard Woods’s Super Tudor, 2002. Courtesy of Deitch Projects and the artists.

John Drain and Ara Peterson’s Projection Sphere 2, 2004. Courtesy of Deitch Projects and the artists.

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