The Catalpa Monographs by Dr William Wallace – A Critical Survey of the Art and Writings of Austin Osman Spare
This is a beauty! Featuring 93 colour images and 50 unpublished artworks by Spare this book expands upon the books first publishing in the 1980s. The author returns to his earliest writing as the basis for a newly updated inquiry into the volatile essences of Spare’s art. Comprising a revised and much expanded republication of the long out of print books ‘The Early…’ and ‘The Late works of Austin Osman Spare’, it also includes 20 very early ink drawings from a recently discovered private collection.
An extensive new introduction analyzes the themes and obsessions in Spare’s art, including palimpsests and Realism.