On 14th November 2010 I managed to get to the last day of the “Austin Osman Spare: Fallen Visonary” exhibition featuring the art of Austin Osman Spare at The Cuming Museum.
Jerusalem Press has published a lavish book to accompany this exhibition called Austin Osman Spare: Cockney Visionary Conceived, Compiled and Edited by Stephen Pochin.
The book also includes a documentary which lasts about 30 minutes called The Bones Go Last.
The books contents include:
An introduction: Robert Ansell
A cartographic study: Gavin W Semple
Biographical essay: Geraldine Beskin (of Atlantis bookshop)
Magical essay: Michael Staley (who organised a great AOS night in London commemorating 50 years since his death in 2006)
Essays by the curators: Christopher Jordan and Stephen Pochin
Commentaries on the works featured: Dr. William Wallace
They are also set to publish a new version of Spare’s Book of Pleasure which will have an introduction by Alan Moore.
EARTH INFERNO 1905
NUDE HOLDING A CRYSTAL BALL 1914-20