Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded The Morning News. He is the author of Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down and You Lost Me There. His next novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. More information can be found at his website.
Photographs of communities existing around the mine dumps of Johannesburg, South Africa—defunct mines that were closed decades ago being re-mined for any traces of gold.
Paintings of divers, ships at sea, and Superman—wearing underpants or not—find common ground in quiet mystery.
Female subjects painted in classics by Old Masters—Diana After the Hunt, The Rape of Europa—get their voices restored, and with them new narratives and powers.
Paintings made from commercial cassette tape can’t help but embrace a sense of decay that’s inherent to the material.
A new book surveys the artistic career of Mark Mothersbaugh, from drawings that inspired DEVO to recent film scores.
Images of ships and shipwrecks, ocean ice and fireworks, that are simultaneously hot and cold, and full of turbulence.
Portraits of the hustlers, businesswomen, singers, and teachers who were regulars at one of Manhattan’s most notorious dives.
An artist’s personal issues become manifest through dozens of identically dressed little men.
A Seattle painter creates friendly portraits of volcanoes in part to mitigate fears of complete system failure.
A new book captures Chicago’s financial markets at a moment when there are no offers for trades—any trading company’s horror vacui.
Paintings full of ceremony, mysticism, and sisterhood that remain electric with desire, even when the object of desire is a mystery.
Copper deer, bears with cabinet legs, and other absurdities to be found in the future wild.