The Catalpa Monographs by Dr William Wallace

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A Critical Survey of the Art and Writings of Austin Osman Spare

Featuring 50 unpublished artworks by Spare, the reader is now furnished with the solutions to several iconographical enigmas; there is an in-depth examination the Mrs Paterson myth, ‘Black Eagle’, and the first convincing decoding of  the ‘L.C.O’C.S’ dedication of The Focus of Life.

Comprising a revised and much expanded republication of the long out of print books ‘The Early…’ and ‘The Late works of Austin Osman Spare’, it also includes 20 very early ink drawings from a recently discovered private collection. An extensive new introduction analyzes the themes and obsessions in Spare’s art, including palimpsests and Realism.

This vital new addition to Sparean scholarship confirms he remains at the top of his game. The Foreword is provided by Michael Staley; the Afterword by Stephen Pochin

Pre-orders are invited now with publication due in April. Secure you copy now –

Catalpa Monographs

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