Artist Spotlight: Natalia Rak

A selection of colourful paintings and large outdoor murals by our talented friend, Polish artist Natalia Rak. See more work below.

TRISTAN PIGOTT | Tri

TRISTAN PIGOTT | Tristan Pigott

NEVERCREW | Christia

NEVERCREW | Christian Rebecchi & Pablo Togni

Towering Murals by Blu on the Streets of Italy Confront Environmental and Societal Woes

La Cuccanga, 2017

From climate change to capitalism run amok, street artist Blu (previously) pulls no punches in his soaring multi-story murals on the streets of Italy. While mixed with a healthy dose of sarcasm and humor, the inspiration behind each artwork is anything but funny as he translates searing critiques into aesthetically beautiful paintings. For instance a 2016 piece criticizing housing problems in the Celadina district of Bergamo, Italy depicts cramped residents as a brightly hued rainbow but leaves a small group of authorities in the lower right completely devoid of color. Collected here is a selection of murals from the last year, you can see more detailed shots by flipping through his blog. You can also get an idea of how he works—perched on a tiny suspended seat—in this short GIF.

Porto Torres, 2016

Celadina, 2016

Catina, 2016

Alta Voracita, 2016

Jenny Morgan’s ‘SKINDEEP’ Explores 10 Years of Painter’s Career

Jenny Morgan’s honed blend of abstraction and realistic portraiture unlocks new paths to the personalities she paints. In a new survey of the past decade of her work, viewers can see how that sensibility evolved—and how she approaches giving the portrait treatment to celebrities, when commissioned by national publications. The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver hosts this exhibition, which runs through Aug. 27. Morgan created the cover for Hi-Fructose Vol. 39, and she was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

Kirsten Dunst & Elle Fanning pay tribute to Sofia Coppola

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Tributes to Sofia Coppola have been pouring in this weekend following her historic Best Director win at Cannes.

The filmmaker picked up the honour for her high-octane remake of 1971 civil war drama The Beguiled, making her the second ever woman to secure the award. The first – and only other – was Soviet filmmaker Yuliya Solntseva in 1961 for The Chronicle of Flaming Years (the festival’s highest ever honour, the Palme d'Or, is equally man-heavy, with Jane Campion…

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Ten times fashion designers took on films

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The fact that fashion designers draw inspiration from film is not news to anyone. Whether it is an overt homage – like Rodarte’s AW14 ode to Star Wars – or the nod Raf Simons recently directed towards David Lynch, the silver screen is a go-to for designers when it comes to laying the foundations of an upcoming…

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14 Amazing Architectural Wonders of the New World

The original “7 Wonders of the World” (Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus) were spectacular accomplishments, but humankind’s reach has always exceeded its grasp, allowing us to forever be making new monuments that inspire awe. […]

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