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Austin Osman Spare: Refractions (Deluxe)


The 2010 exhibition at the Cuming Museum in London gave rise to this sought-after volume. The exhibition featured expert talks on Spare, and this book was created in response to the many requests for lecture transcripts, and for quality colour images of Spare's art. The bulk of the volume is made up of a colour illustrated List of Works Shown, and it includes many works never before reproduced in colour, which are in private collections, thus it is an important work for this reason alone.  Contents:

  • installation photography
  • 220 colour images, 112 b/w images
  • fully illustrated list of 110 works
  • transcripts of lectures, accompanied by related images
  • transcript of Spare's 1955 BBC Radio interview
  • wall of self-portraits recreated across a special fold-out, double-sided cover 


Austin Osman Spare: Fallen Visionary, Refractions. Essays, Installation Photography, Transcripts, Illustrated List of Works. Edited by Stephen Pochin.


London: Jerusalem Press, 2010. Deluxe Limited Edition, this copy being Number 14 of 100, additionally containing a reproduction of Spare's 1933 Self Portrait. 198 pages.


Volume and condition. Original black leather spine and grey paper covered boards, titled in silver gilt to spine. A fine copy in dustwrapper, internally clean, copiously illustrated, and protected by a cloth covered slipcase. Condition: new.