Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Inside Japan's KitKat factory, Hockney's $90 million painting, hidden continents and more

Tavares Strachan and SpaceX Send Art to Space On Monday, 19 November, SpaceX will send its Falcon 9 rocket into space. But, this time the launch will be adorned with a Tavares Strachan sculpture of Robert Henry Lawrence Jr, the first African-American NASA-trained astronaut. Sadly, Lawrence Jr never made it to space (he died in a jet crash in 1967) but, thanks to this collaboration, …

Land Ark’s Mid-Century Modern-Inspired RV

Referred to as the “Draper,” Land Ark’s latest RV pairs mid-century angles and materials with sophisticated spatial management. From an exterior panel that drops into an elevated outdoor patio to a sleeping loft flooded with natural light, indoor and outdoor frequently engage. There’s a walk-in shower, convertible couch and large kitchen, too—but it’s the white-washed pine and elegant proportions that truly impress. See more photos and …

Jared Madere’s RV Installation Outside the Whitney Museum

A mobile, artist-run gallery entitled "Bed-Stuy Love Affair"

In October of this year, artist Jared Madere unveiled his first-ever solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The New York-based artist took over the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery on the first floor—a space open to the public free of charge—and set up a massive, animated mixed media work that’s as odd as it is endearing. Last night, at the museum’s …