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.
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… 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… 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… Read more »
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… 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… Read more »
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… Read more »