This book has been produced in response to all those who contacted us for transcripts of the talks, and for an illustrated lists of works of the 2010 Austin Spare exhibition at the Cuming museum, London. It also features a transcript of Spare’s interview on BBC radio in 1955.

Whereas Cockney Visionary centred on the works in the collection of Southwark Council, this volume allows us finally to picture all the items in detail.

This includes exhibition images, a fully illustrated list of 110 works (including cabinet objects), and transcripts of the talks, complete with contextual images. A finalised patrons list (from Cockney Visionary) is also included, along with a selection of visitors’ reviews.

The exhibition’s sequence of self-portraits is recreated across a special fold-out double-sided dustjacket.

Contributors include
Judy Aitken Phil Baker  Geraldine Beskin  Steve Crabtree  Dr Christopher Jordan  Gary Lachman  Ross Macfarlane  Stephen Pochin  Michael Staley  Lucian Taylor  Dr William Wallace  Robert J. Wallis  Caroline Wise

Both editions available

Deluxe Format (3 copies left)


100 numbered copies

200 pages, 160 x 245mm

Quarter-bound morocco with cloth sides and debossed title on front board

Head and tail spine bands, double-sided dust-jacket, slipcased.

High quality print of an AOS self-portrait (above)

£130 (plus p&p)

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Standard Format (SOLD OUT)

500 numbered copies

200 pages, 160 x 245mm

Uncoated card softback with metallic title-plate on front board and fold-out double-sided dust-jacket

£30 (plus p&p)


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