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 http://jerusalempress.co.uk/?page_id=1522 New images of choice spreads featuring unpublished works are now on our Facebook page.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