Broad got broadsided


Are you allowed to say bitch-slapped in today’s PC parlance? Well Eli Broad got broadsided by Roberta Smith’s critic’s notebook in yesterday’s Times. And though I am LA illiterate (and film, avoid easy art jokes) and don’t know much of the situation there altogether, Roberta’s hatchet seemed to be after a castrated, de-board-ed-Broard stripped of participation from the Museum of Contemporary Art altogether.

Jeffrey Deitch on the other hand, appeared to get just a little spanking by comparison but it seems the implication is that he should re-install himself in a commercial gallery where he belongs and fast. Bet he longs for it to after such a public, prolonged and international tarring and feathering. That can’t be much fun. As for the museum being great but living beyond its means, they ain’t alone, we all suffer from that to some extent or another or there would be no deficits politically or personally. Not to mention mine.

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