Salute new Hi Fructose boxed set at free YBCA party tomorrow

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You could practically hear the sharpening of claws in the Guardian office when the Last Gasp-published Hi Fructose Collected 3 boxed set arrived on our proverbial doorstep. For fans of quirky, dark arts, this was the motherload: a tidal wave of a book stuffed with visual artists from around the world, all accompanied by a sweet bear (sheep? I say sheep. There was debate) mask by Mark Ryden, ready to be fastened on one's face with a lightly-colored ribbon. There was a velvet-flocked triptych by Martin Ontiveros, Skinner, and Junko Mizuno. A fantasy city on a poster. Stickers. All of it.Count on us then, to be lined up to have our copy signed at YBCA tomorrow (Tue/5) during the museum's free day. Our fave freaky Bay Area cake artist Scott Hove and a host of others whose work is in this magical bundle will be signing books, all while Swiftumz plays a DJ set. We caught up with Collected 3's editors to gush and ask stupid questions.

Behold, the answers by Hi Fructose's Annie Owens and Attaboy. And some pretty art thangs you'll find in the boxed set.

Fuco Ueda

SFBG: I wonder what kind of language you use to describe the work Hi Fructose profiles? I know I'm seeing something distinctive, but dammit if I could put a genre on it. 

Annie Owens: ‘New contemporary’ seems to be a good catch-all umbrella for most things under the high art radar, but even high-art is a line we cross sometimes. 

Scott Hove

SFBG: Draw some lines for me -- who are some artists who would never appear in Hi Fructose? Someone who you've never worked with that would be a fantastic inclusion. Living, dead, mythic beasts are all acceptable answers.

Attaboy: We've got some mythic folks lined up for the coming year, don't want to ruin the surprise.

AO: Never say never. Even Thomas Kinkade has his appeal! [Artists we'd like to work with include] Hieronymus Bosch, Charles Addams. As for live ones, we’ve had the pleasure to have some of our favorite art legends, who we won’t mention here, say yes to an upcoming project so there’s that!

Gabriels

SFBG: Please recommend a usage for the mask enclosed in box set.

A: On someone's else's face. So you can poke fun of them.

Hi-Fructose Collected 3 launch party

Tue/5,5:30-7:30, free

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

701 Mission, SF

www.ybca.org

 

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is the eel swimming out of a girl's ladyflower. Was it repulsed by the smell?

Posted by Chromefields on Feb. 05, 2013 @ 9:26 am

I imagined it as a doe running so fast her horns were smoking - sort of like images of humans running the 100 meter with imaginary smoke and fire coming from their feet. Really stunning.

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

The next volume should have dogs tearing up puppy with its mouth taped shut.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

Some people are into that.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

We love Scott Hove...considering we are all about "food art" your name really caught me! Thanks for the great work!!

Posted by Guest Super Fresh Gallery on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

I find animals to be much tastier after they've been on fire.

Posted by Chromefields on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 11:56 am

The cover of an animal on fire is appalling and makes me wonder about the sanity of the publishers.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 11:28 am

it's not a real animal, it's a painting.
It's also not a pipe but it is smoking.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

Whoever chose that cover has more issues than just the ones collected in the books.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

have a great time.

Posted by marke on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

The only kind of person who is *that* clueless is a clueless person who is at the same time trying to be snide and clever.

Posted by lillipublicans on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

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