Fascinating talk. Jeffrey Deitch tells his story of his budding relationship with contemporary, street and folk artists, Barry McGee. He also shares his thoughts on street art. I especially love this quote, "I've worked with hundreds of artists. Some of the great artists, but I don't have any hesitation in saying of all the artists I've worked with, it's Barry who's my favorite. And... because it's not just working with the art, working with the ideas. It's Barry's humanity. It's the phenomenal circle of other artists, musicians, other creative people who he brings with him. So... Barry changed my life. I think a lot of people who follow Barry's work can say the same thing."
Watch BAM/PFA Director Lawrence Rinder and MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch as they talk about Barry McGee's work in the context of international street art. Deitch presented groundbreaking installations by McGee at his Deitch Projects gallery in New York. Rinder is co-curator of Barry McGee, a major midcareer retrospective of the San Francisco-based artist, on view at BAM/PFA from August 24 to December 9, 2102.