Two Original Works by A.O. Spare Coming up for Auction

British occult publishing house Fulgur Press announced:

On July 17, UK auctioneers Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood will offer two original pen and ink drawings by Austin Osman Spare. These are exceptional works, as they are both from Spare’s magnum opus of magic and art: The Book of Pleasure (1913).

Over the last 40 years, original works from The Book of Pleasure have proven rare. There have been perhaps one or two, but none as significant as the lots being offered this month. These have impeccable provenance and have been held by the same family since 1913-15.

Those of you curious to know more will find I have provided catalogue notes for the auction listings, and there are further lots by Spare in the same sale. Austin Osman Spare was our first published artist (back in 1992), and I know many of you will be interested to see how these drawings are received among collectors today.

For more info:

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