Jerusalem Press announces a 48-page essay with several unpublished drawings as supplemental to the deluxe edition of ‘Static Alignments’. The centre spread and cover feature the only known colour photograph of AOS with nude life-model. A small number of the deluxe edition are still available.Continue Reading

The Static Alignments – Austin Osman Spare’s School of Draughtsmanship is now shipping worldwide, with 50% sold already… Deluxe edition available from end of February. Featuring Fragmentum, written by AOS, here are the principles underlying his art. Detailed notes transcribed by Frank Letchford from his advanced lessons in portraiture, this is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to gain an intimate understanding of Spare’s work practice.Continue Reading

Exciting news from Jerusalem Press: Featuring detailed notes transcribed by Frank Letchford from his advanced lessons in portraiture, [The Static Alignments] is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to gain an intimate understanding of Spare’s work practice.Continue Reading

For what I believe to be the third time, Austin Osman Spare featured on Sunday’s BBC Antiques Roadshow, this time for a rather delightful portrait of an unknown male. UK visitors to this site will know that Antiques Roadshow is a popular and influential BBC programme. Nothing of much note in the evaluation but worth a watch..Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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 LOTSContinue Reading

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 anContinue Reading

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  Continue Reading

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 asContinue Reading

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. http://jerusalempress.co.uk/?page_id=1522 New images of choice spreads featuring unpublished works are now on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jerusalem-Press/258563290868708Continue Reading

Eily – Austin Spare’s Muse by Dr William Wallace In this multi-faceted book, Dr Wallace analyses Austin Osman Spare’s debt to Theatre, Shakespeare, the Classics, Lewis Carroll and Nietzsche. At the centre of this literary and philosophical orbit is the artist’s wife. From ‘The Arcadians’ chorus line to Spare’s life-model,Continue Reading

Eily – Austin Spare’s Muse by Dr William Wallace. In this multi-faceted book, Dr Wallace analyses Spare’s debt to Theatre, Shakespeare, the Classics, Lewis Carroll and Nietzsche. At the centre of this literary and philosophical orbit we find the artist’s wife. From The Arcadians chorus line to Spare’s life-model, EilyContinue Reading

Wednesday 11 May, 7.00 – 9.00pm / free Launching Lost Envoy, a new book edited by artist Jonathan Allen, which brings into public view the recently discovered hand-painted tarot cards by English artist and mystic Austin Osman Spare. The book launch at Camden Arts Centre on Wednesday 11 May includesContinue Reading

This from Roberto Milusic Migliussi… 21th May in Milan Italy, first presentation of “Focus of Life” the Sonological Sountracks by Lunus Devis & Roberto Milusic Migliussi, an Hommage to the Book by Austin Osman Spare, if you are near and interested please come http://www.macaomilano.org/ http://www.lashtal.com/lunus-and-milusic-homage-to-austin-…/Continue Reading

The latest list from Caduceus Books (Leicestershire, UK) contains some really extraordinary items – many at very reasonable prices – from the Coil Collection. As Ben says in his introduction to the list: John (or Jhon) Balance (Geoff Rushton) & Peter Christopherson (aka Sleazy) were involved in the formation ofContinue Reading

From Fulgur: We are delighted to announce our new website, FULGUR 4.0 is now live. This is our fourth website since 2003 and in response to our customer survey of 2014 we have simplified the navigation, introduced larger product images and stream-lined the e-commerce. It’s also responsive and optimised forContinue Reading

Lost Envoy: The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare Ed. Jonathan Allen 336pp pages, hardback, 233mm x 174mm Fully illustrated in colour, with over 200 images. Standard edition£30, inc. UK p&p (EU £35, ROW £40). Lost Envoy will only be available direct from the publisher, and a very select numberContinue Reading

Von Zos is pleased to announce a new series of prints from the Staley/Wise collection. The first, Yantra of Yearning, is now available in an edition of just 31 copies from landofzos.com. Each print is a 12 x 26 inch authentic giclée. The image has been reproduced directly from theContinue Reading