The Last Picture Show

Occasional updates from writer Rosecrans Baldwin.

Rosecrans is the author of You Lost Me There (New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice; NPR's Best Books of 2010) and Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down (GQ's Best Books of 2012). His next novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Rosecrans's essays appear in a variety of magazines, including GQ, Men's Journal, and the Oxford American. He talks about books on the radio for NPR's All Things Considered.

He and his wife live in Los Angeles, California.

Daniel Rich, BT Tower Birmingham, UK, 2010, acrylic and enamel on dibond, 54 x 57 in. (via Rule-Based Systems)

Mar 2, 2014

"Business is Business, 2011, David Rathman."

via True West

Feb 25, 2014

"Some of the mixed-media drawings in this show were made with 5-hour energy, which I think is pretty foul. Also, several of the paintings depict Axe body wash—a subject I kind of stole from Timur Siquin—which is a product that I think really embodies the mutated nature of advanced consumer culture. What is that malt-liquor energy drink? Four Loko! Basically, the more unnatural and ridiculous a product is, the better."

Ben Weiner, Body Party, 2013, oil on canvas, 60 x 90 inches.

(via The Age of Axe Shower Gel)

Feb 24, 2014

Amazon Books, 2013, acrylic on dibond panel, 59 1/2 x 77 x 2 in. Courtesy the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York. (via Rule-Based Systems)

Feb 19, 2014