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New York magazine’s “Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon” for books includes some art-related entries, including Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers, Hilton Als’s White Girls, and Fred Moten’s trilogy consent not to be a single being (as illustrated by its first volume, Black and Blur). [Vulture]

Sterling Ruby’s studio outside Los Angeles is huge. Like, really, really huge! Architectural Digest paid a visit. [Architectural Digest]

Yusaku Maezawa, the art collector who bought the Basquiat for $110.5 million last year, talked about his plan to the be first SpaceX customer to pay for a flight around the moon. He said he’ll bring six to eight artists to make work “to inspire the dreamer in all of us.” [The Washington Post]

The Whitney Museum announced a sprawling slate of films to play as part of its forthcoming Andy Warhol show starting in November. Who doesn’t want to watch Lou Reed with a Hershey’s chocolate bar on the silver screen? [The Whitney]

Weird

The artist and illustrator Jason Polan started something the Taco Bell Drawing Club, which he hosts once a week. “Artists and laymen—most of them Polan’s friends and social-media followers—gather at the fast-food restaurant to sketch and talk.” [The New Yorker]

Nadja Sayej wrote about the Met Breuer’s new show “Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy,” in which “artwork addressing mistrust in the government from the late ’60s to the modern day is celebrated in a collection that can inform the present in interesting ways.” Doug Eklund, co-curator of the exhibit, was quick to point out: “It’s to tell the stories of artists dealing with conspiracy, and it isn’t about Trump.” [The Guardian]

The novelist Rumaan Alam and his photographer husband, David Land, are looking to sell some curious art: 22 amateur renditions of Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington (the one used as the model for the image of the President on the dollar bill). [The New Yorker]

Tributes

Annette Michelson, pioneering film critic and cofounder of the journal October, died at 96. [ARTnews]

The estate of Al Held is leaving Cheim & Read and going to White Cube. [ARTnews]

Tobi Haslett wrote about Gary Indiana’s 1989 novel Horse Crazy. “The narrator—I’ll call him ‘the critic’—is infatuated with a younger man, a 27-year-old artist named Gregory Burgess. But their courtship is pricked by a wincing imbalance. . . .” [The Paris Review]

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