SIRIUS LIMITED ESOTERICA presents Hoodoo Pilot, a hardcover volume in 2 editions collecting 16 esoteric essays and 31 magical works of art by Gnostic writer and artist, Kyle Fite. With an Introduction by Michael Staley, Hoodoo Pilot covers a wide range of topics, including Freemasonry, Buddhism, the Typhonian Tradition of Kenneth Grant, the Voudon-Gnostic Tradition of Michael Bertiaux, the mystical artwork, philosophy and sorcery of Austin Osman Spare, and the work of William Blake. These themes and more are woven together in this limited edition collection.
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..
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.
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 – 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 »
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 »
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
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, Eily Shaw is brought out of the shadows for the… Read more »
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, Eily Shaw is brought out of the shadows for the first… Read more »
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 includes talks by Jonathan Allen and Phil Baker from 7.10pm and… Read more »
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-…/
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 number of bookshops. Available May 2016. Source: Lost Envoy | Strange… Read more »
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 the original to the highest standard using archival-inks and color-matches the… Read more »
Eight interesting works by Austin Osman Spare to be auctioned on 17 March 2016 at Christies, South Kensington, London. Provenances include the recently deceased Robert Taylor. Source: Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956) | Netheresque | 20th Century, Drawings & Watercolors | Christie’s [wpgmza id=”6″]
Jerusalem Press was founded in July 2007 with the remit to publish the work of artists and writers in limited edition books and fine print editions of the highest quality. We interviewed Jerusalem Press director Stephen Pochin, who is a writer, curator and publisher. Stephen curated the Austin Osman Spare retrospective Fallen Visionary at the Cuming Museum in 2012. He… Read more »
The Catalpa Monographs by Dr William Wallace – A Critical Survey of the Art and Writings of Austin Osman Spare This is a beauty! Featuring 93 colour images and 50 unpublished artworks by Spare this book expands upon the books first publishing in the 1980s. The author returns to his earliest writing as the basis for a newly updated inquiry… Read more »
The Catalpa Monographs by Dr William Wallace – A Critical Survey of the Art and Writings of Austin Osman Spare Featuring 93 colour images and 50 unpublished artworks by Spare this book expands upon the books first publishing in the 1980s. The author returns to his earliest writing as the basis for a newly updated inquiry into the volatile essences… Read more »
From Jerusalem Press… After an inexcusably long silence, during which we have been immersed in picture-editing and indexing, and delays at printers, we are now pleased to announce that Catalpa Monographs is finally on press with delivery of standard edition pre-orders commencing October. Catalpa Monographs by Dr William Wallace: In this rich and thought-provoking book, the most prolific contributor to… Read more »