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The art that inspired them in 2000

Those of us who live and breathe contemporary art will hold to the idea that art does change, if not the world, then the way we live in it. But our “world” can be more insular than we care to admit. So to open our look back at 2000, we asked twenty-one “outsiders” we admire—from novelist J.G. Ballard to musician John Zorn—to tell us about the art that inspired them this year.

Dave Eggers (novelist)

About a year ago, I saw Marcel Dzama’s stuff in zingmagazine and fell madly in love. Then his show at David Zwirner just killed me. A hundred or so drawings (bears with handguns, whale-men looking so sad), all of them stunning. Two percent wit, ninety-eight percent a fragile, fragile beauty—perfect alchemy. He is my lord and my light.

A.M. Homes (novelist)

Sam Taylor-Wood’s cubist cocktail party at Matthew Marks, mesmerizing for its fragmentation, for its multiple points of view on

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