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Michael Staley
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27/10/2014 10:14 am  

Crowley's portrait of Lam - which he gave to Kenneth Grant in 1945 - went on view in London yesterday afternoon at the i-Mage exhibition for a few hours. It was the first time to my knowledge that the drawing has been on public view since Crowley's "Dead Souls" exhibition in New York in early 1919, when it appeared under the title "The Way". A simple but fascinating and enigmatic drawing, it has a compelling power and intensity that has fascinated people for many years now.


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jamie barter
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27/10/2014 12:45 pm  

It only went on view “for a few hours”?  Seems like a case of 'don’t blink or you’ll miss it', if ever I saw one?!

Was this unusual event publically announced with any advance notice at all?  I don’t recall coming across anything myself, and while I probably wouldn’t have been able to go myself due to other commitments this weekend, I am sure more people may have attended if they were aware it was going to be happening. 

Is the event ever likely to be repeated again within the next 95 years?

Yours non-bi-location-arily,
Norma N Joy Conquest


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William Thirteen
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27/10/2014 1:00 pm  

oh, that explains the increased 'activity' last night....


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27/10/2014 1:24 pm  
"jamie barter" wrote:
Was this unusual event publically announced with any advance notice at all? 

This was front page news on October 4th.

OK


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27/10/2014 1:31 pm  
"WilliamThirteen" wrote:
oh, that explains the increased 'activity' last night....

Others may pass it by, but I appreciated your humour William! 😉


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Michael Staley
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27/10/2014 2:24 pm  
"jamie barter" wrote:
It only went on view “for a few hours”?  Seems like a case of 'don’t blink or you’ll miss it', if ever I saw one?!

Was this unusual event publically announced with any advance notice at all?  I don’t recall coming across anything myself, and while I probably wouldn’t have been able to go myself due to other commitments this weekend, I am sure more people may have attended if they were aware it was going to be happening. 

Is the event ever likely to be repeated again within the next 95 years?

Yours non-bi-location-arily,
Norma N Joy Conquest

It was part of Fulgur's i-Mage exhibition, and was publicised as such beforehand, on their website and their facebook page. That facebook page announcement was cloned on numerous other facebook pages, such as those for 'Starfire Publishing', and 'Austin Spare and the Zos Kia Cultus'. I appreciate that older folks such as you and I may not pay so much attention to such brash, ephemeral sites as facebook, and thus our fingers are not always on the pulse of events.

I'm planning an event for 2045 as the centennary of Kenneth Grant's stay at 'Netherwood'. So yes, public exhibition of the Lam portrait is likely to be repeated within the next 95 years.


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jamie barter
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27/10/2014 5:32 pm  

Thank ‘ee kindly, sirrah! 

"Michael Staley" wrote:
I appreciate that older folks such as you and I may not pay so much attention to such brash, ephemeral sites as facebook, and thus our fingers are not always on the pulse of events.

Yes, facebook is pretty much a relative stranger to me.  But from what I hear, I may not have been greatly missing out (?!)

"Michael Staley" wrote:
I'm planning an event for 2045 as the centennary of Kenneth Grant's stay at 'Netherwood'. So yes, public exhibition of the Lam portrait is likely to be repeated within the next 95 years.

It may be a little early to try and book a ticket for that one just yet, much as I like to keep my finger on the pulse of things

in 'the way' of it ...
N Joy


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