It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of this invaluable memoir by one of the few remaining people still alive that knew Austin Osman Spare.
Shedding light on a little-known fraternity that arguably consists of twentieth century British Art’s most visionary, and overlooked artists, this book is indispensable to those seeking a broader understanding of Spare’s life and art.
The author is an artist who as a teenager was nurtured and taken to life-classes by Spare and his sister Nellie. Gary is blind, but the memories are sharp and evocative. Spare, it transpires, set Gary upon his varied career in Art and Design.
The Afterword by Stephen Pochin charts the constellation of artists who Spare was friends with from the end of WWI and who he included in his role as art editor on Form and The Golden Hind.
Sewn hardback with dust-jacket, with 200 pages, 232 images, including an exquisite selection of Spare’s unpublished Boro’ Satyr postcards, nude studies and WWI art.
Deluxe copies with signed print still available.
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Standard copies: now shipping / Deluxe: End of November