December 9, 2013

JEFFREY DEITCH MISTAKES DIDDY FOR KANYE AT MIAMI ART BASEL

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Art dealer and collector Jeffrey Deitch bumped into Sean “Diddy” Combs at the booths and mistook him for Kanye West. Deitch, who recently stepped down from his director position at MOCA, had an awkward moment when he walked up to Diddy at the Art Basel hub, the Miami Beach Convention Center, on Wednesday. Jeffrey told Page Six via e-mail, “There was a big crowd gathered at the entrance to an art fair booth. I asked the dealer what the commotion was about and she said, ‘Kanye is here.’ I could only see the person from the back, and went over to say ‘Hi Kanye’. To my great embarrassment, it turned out to be P Diddy. He thought it was very funny, especially since we had spent several hours together visiting my street art show in Los Angeles.”

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