Austin Osman Spare was a British artist and chaos magician whose work was all but forgotten before author and occultist Kenneth Grant published Spare’s books like: Zos Speaks! Encounters with Austin Osman Spare, Fulgur Limited, 1998; Images and Oracles of Austin Osman Spare, Fulgur Limited, 2003; Borough Satyr, The Life and Art of Austin Osman Spare, Fulgur Limited, 2005.
Spare’s work ranged from religion, to the occult, sex, magic, atavisms, and ghosts, and his visual art is truly, well, visionary.
We’ll be celebrating Spare’s 130th birthday on December 30. Newbies can get caught up with this great primer on the magician and his wondrous workings. Here’s Austin Osman Spare: The Bones Go Last…