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Los Angeles Tom Neely was several months into adapting the Nick Cave book “And the Ass Saw the Angel” when his process was halted by an unfortunate discovery. Instead, his work is now “Birds of Death” at Gallery 30 South in Pasadena. Also known as “A Graphic Novel on Walls,” this is the first and last show of his unused illustrations. A statement explains what happened with the project:

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For the upcoming Hi-Fructose Vol. 45, we’re offering an exclusive patch by Ziero for all current subscribers and the next 500 to sign up. The Mexican artist specializes in vibrant patches, toys, prints, jackets, and other products with his “unique characters and twisted scenarios.” Head to our store to subscribe to the magazine.

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Ben Howe’s arresting oil paintings offer hyperdetailed and eerie reflections on humanity. A new show at beinArt Gallery in Australia collects his newest paintings under the titled “Weave.” The new show tackles “themes of mortality, isolation, longing, melancholy and loss and sits somewhere between the physical constraints of reality and the anarchic realm of the subconscious.” Howe was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.

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The 45th volume of Hi-Fructose arrives October 2017! Pre-order the issue here, or you can also subscribe to Hi-Fructose here. The issue features a special silver foil-stamped cover feature by Erik Mark Sandberg.

Featured in this issue are the sculptures of Tina Yu, “Turn the Page” at the Crocker Art Museum, psychedelic illustrations of Bang Sangho, the delectable sculptures of Roni Landa, silk painter Akika Kurata, James Marshall (aka DALEK), the ferocious paintings of Hannah Faith Yata, the hand-stitched bodegas of Lucy Sparrow, the drawings of Miles Johnston, and a review of visionary director Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s latest film.

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Prague artist Josefína Jonášová crafts surreal sculptures that toy with perspective and explore social issues. She uses fiberglass, concrete, epoxy, iron, and other materials to create her dynamic figures. Her public sculptures have appeared across the Czech Republic.

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Toni Hamel’s recent oil paintings explore our relationship with the natural world. In particular, Hamel shows us how our selfishness and dominion over animals taken an even more disastrous turn. These pieces are part of a body of work called “The Land of Id.” She was last featured on HiFructose.com here.