Tag Archive: 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…
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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. http://jerusalempress.co.uk/?page_id=1522 New images of choice spreads featuring unpublished works are now on our Facebook page.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/258563290868708