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Hi-Fructose Volume 41 Preview!

Greg "Craola" Simkins

The 41st volume of Hi-Fructose arrives in October on store shelves! Pre-order the issue here. This issue’s special 16-page glossy insert showcases cover artist, Greg "Craola" Simkins. Vol.41 features include the art of soft sculptures of John Casey, the gigantic drawings of Sergio Barrale, the cinematic photography of Gregory Crewdson, the sculptures of Crystal Morey, the other-worldly paintings of Smithe, the installations of Crystal Wagner, the dream-like paintings of Shang Chengxiang, and the beautiful sculptures of Gosia. Plus, multi-page reviews on Marion Pecks's career-spanning monograph, and a book review on the pin-hole photography of Bethany De Dorest. See more previews of Hi-Fructose Vol.41 here! You can also click here to subscribe to Hi-Fructose.


Greg “Craola” Simkins

The 41st volume of Hi-Fructose arrives in October on store shelves! Pre-order the issue here. You can also subscribe to Hi-Fructose here.


Greg “Craola” Simkins

This issue’s special 16-page glossy insert showcases cover artist, Greg “Craola” Simkins.


John Casey


Crystal Morey

Vol.41 features include the art of soft sculptures of John Casey, the gigantic drawings of Sergio Barrale, the cinematic photography of Gregory Crewdson, the sculptures of Crystal Morey, the other-worldly paintings of Smithe, the installations of Crystal Wagner, the dream-like paintings of Shang Chengxiang, and the beautiful sculptures of Gosia. Plus, multi-page reviews on Marion Pecks‘s career-spanning monograph, and a book review on the pin-hole photography of Bethany De Dorest.


Smithe


Shang Chengxiang


Gosia


Shang Chengxinag

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