Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Austin Osman Spare

Austin Osman Spare

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 8

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 9

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 7

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 5

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 2

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 1

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 3

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 16

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 17

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 19

Austin Osman Spare, drawing 15

Austin Osman Spare drawing 22

"Austin Osman Spare was an artist, philosopher and occult magician. Like Aleister Crowley with whom he had a brief association, Spare was a genius in his own time unappreciated and vilified by a society that could little understand him. His was the inspiration that led to the formation of the 'Illuminates of Thanateros' (IOT) in England in the late 1970’s and the practice of what is now known as 'Chaos Magic' " - quote source

Drawings posted in this flickr set.

I last posted about Spare nearly four years ago and it's about time I posted more of his art. His art is difficult to find and if anyone knows where I can find more, please share the link in the comments, thanks!

5 comments:

Pointless said...

OK here you go. My connection isn't very good so had to split it into 3 parts. Thanks go to Anne and Christies Auction house for providing a bunch of images, e-bayers, various Flicker images, a few kind people that scanned stuff for me and a bunch I scanned myself. 1053 images of various quality and sorry for any doubles in there.

enjoy.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZYL6J728

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M0UNOPHX

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VWDDKD7Y

Aeron said...

Thanks for sharing these! I added a couple from your collection to this post, the top painting and bottom drawing.

JJ said...

AMEBIX!!!!!

Marcel Ruijters said...

Thanks! I hadn't seen these by A.O.S. before, but then I am only beginning to discover this criminally neglected draughtsman.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the uploads. Nice to see these in better quality! AOS was very talented.