Austin Osman Spare – The Book of Pleasure Book Launch & Exhibition Closing, with Devil’s Botany Chocolate Absinthe; the closing of the A Bestiary of Austin Osman Spare exhibit at Viktor Wynd Museum, with Jerusalem Press, June 21, 2023, London, UK.
“The Book of Pleasure – Austin Osman Spare
Book Launch & Exhibition Closing, with Devil’s Botany Chocolate Absinthe
Events – Exhibition
JUN 21ST 2023
June 21st 2023 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
300 free tickets
The Viktor Wynd Museum & Jerusalem Press are Delighted to Invite you to come and say goodbye to our exhibition of 42 works – ‘A Bestiary of Austin Osman Spare’ – closes July 9th and toast the publication of the deluxe edition of The Book of Pleasure by Austin Osman Spare
This newly revised 2023 Jerusalem Press edition marks 110 years since first publication of Spare’s magical book. Resplendent with full-page symbolist illustrations representing some of the artist’s most beautiful draughtsmanship. It is also festooned with Spare’s automatic drawings and sigils. This seminal work has established Spare as a unique and formidable figure in twentieth century western magic.
This edition includes previously unpublished drawings and ink works that may well have been part of the artist’s wider conception of the Book.”