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Monster Mash: MOCA chooses Jeffrey Deitch; 'Spider-Man' in November; Chile's new museum

January 12, 2010 |  8:44 am

Deitch

-- It's official: L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art said that New York art dealer Jeffrey Deitch will be its new director. (Los Angeles Times) 

-- Overheard: Broadway's "Spider-Man" musical is now likely to open in November. (New York Post)

-- In remembrance: A new museum in Chile has opened that commemorates those who died during the Pinochet regime. (Reuters)

-- Knockout: A supporting actor in the Broadway revival of "A View from the Bridge" sustained a minor concussion during a fistfight scene with Liev Schreiber. (New York Times)

-- Controversial painting: Sotheby's will offer a painting once thought to be by Leonardo da Vinci at a New York auction this month. (Art Daily)

-- Solidarity: Performers and musicians at Milan's La Scala opera house protest working conditions abroad. (Associated Press)

-- Discovery? A second trove of works attributed to Frida Kahlo has emerged in Mexico City. (The Independent)

-- Stepping down: Carol McCusker, curator of San Diego's Museum of Photographic Arts, has resigned. (Del Mar Times)

-- Color of money: Christie's International said purchases by collectors from mainland China rose significantly last year. (Bloomberg)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Blind architects get in touch with their other senses; art critic Christopher Knight on MOCA and Jeffrey Deitch.

-- David Ng

Photo: Jeffrey Deitch. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

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