Category : Austin Osman Spare

Austin Osman Spare on BBC1 Antiques Roadshow

Not for the first time, BBC1’s Antiques Roadshow featured an Austin Osman Spare item in yesterday’s programme. The significance of its appearance on the UK’s premier antiques television show should not be underestimated. Of course, the expert had to mention Spare’s interest in the occult, his squalid living conditions and so on, but the piece – available via the BBC’s iPlayer application – was very favourable in its artistic assessment.

Threshold: Quasi-Automatic Drawings (Sold at auction)

Auctioned yesterday at Gorringe’s (Lewes UK): Austin Osman Spare (1888-1956) Pencil and coloured pencils on thin wove paper ‘Threshold: Quasi-automatic drawings. 1944-1945′ title page in the original album with attached note ’35 drawings by A.O.S. Bought for £15. Nov 15th 1945 through Hannen Swaffer’ 8 x 13in. Estimate £700-1,000 LOTS 1087 – 1115 FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN EASTBOURNE Sold… Read more »

Austin Osman Spare: An Exhibition

Austin Osman Spare – An Exhibition – The Hendrick’s Private View by The Last Tuesday Society Tuesday 9 May 2017 (17:00 – 22:00 BST) The Last Tuesday Society / Viktor Wynd’s Museum of Curiosities 11 Mare Street London E8 4RP Viktor Wynd takes great pleasure in inviting you to an exhibiton of work by Austin Osman Spare, accompanied by ther… Read more »

Michael Staley: On the Life, Work and Legacy of Austin Osman Spare

10 January 2017: London Michael Staley looks at the life and magick of Austin Osman Spare, Magical Artist, and gives an introduction to his life, work and legacy. The Castle Farringdon 34-35 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6DB Talk starts at 8, be there from 7. £3 Austin Spare was born in London in 1886 – just five minutes’ walk from… Read more »

A Focus On A Life: Austin Osman Spare Exhibition

From The Atlantis Bookshop: A Focus On A Life An exhibition celebrating the life and work of Austin Osman Spare 1886-1956 2 December to 18 December 2016 1100-1800 Monday to Saturday Noon-1700 Sundays Admission by Catalogue – £5 The Atlantis Bookshop – 49a Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LY  

Eily: Spare’s Muse – Book Launch

At Treadwells in London this Friday: Eily: Austin Spare’s Muse – Launch Come out to celebrate this book dedicated to Eily Shaw – Austin Osman Spare’s wife and inspiration behind The Book of Pleasure, and it also includes biographical essay by her grand-daughter. Fantasies and stars of Edwardian theatre served as a backdrop to Spare’s conjuring with life, art, belief, love,… Read more »

Eily – Spare’s Muse now available…

The standard edition of the latest title on Austin Spare and the influence of his wife Eily upon his work is now available from Jerusalem Press. Pre-Orders of the deluxe edition have almost sold-out. New images of choice spreads featuring unpublished works are now on our Facebook page.