This article serves as a primer of themes and glossary of important terms for those unfamiliar with Spare’s work.
Gerardo Dottori, Esplosione, 1916-1917
From my personal library:The Book of Pleasure (self-love) The Psychology of Ecstasy, Austin Osman Spare, 2011 ed. w/ essays by Alan Moore and Michael Staley, foreward by Kenneth Grant. Jerusalem Press. Photos taken by me. (please leave credit).
I added this to the 1975 edition in my collection so as to have the new material, most especially Moore’s insightful essay. Also, it is bound in black cloth with white lettering in facsimile to the 1913 1st edition.
saw a post that reminded me: an ex of mine apparently did acid with glenn danzig. said he was super chill, and made breakfast for everyone in the morning.
Sidereal portrait images…all by Austin Osman Spare.
His portrait work, especially the sidereal images, are some of my favourite of his. Especially given that he did most of them in pastel and this was later in his life. Exceptional work from a master draughtsman.