john eden

male pale and stale
There was quite a large retrospective in the 90s in Kensington put on by the Fulgur lot. They had quite a few things for sale iirc.

Gen had a large AOS painting in his living room of an older woman (I forget her name - Spare had a thing for older women, no?). It was really striking and did odd things out of the corner of your eye.
 

luka

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A cabinet of curiosities for Coil fans. Discarded wank tissues. Dandruff collected in mint tins. Mutiliated dolls.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
There is a stripped back aspect to his life and work compared to Crowley that is really compelling.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
I picture Luka as a Spare figure. Resolutely ploughing his own furrow, only truly appreciated by Coil fans after his tragic death.
 

luka

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Would have been more fun to be a Crowley figure involved in international intrigue, being gifted Mediterranean villas, endless mistresses etc but life never quite works out the way you expected to
 

john eden

male pale and stale
I think you’re probably right about that but fun lovin’ Aleister left a trail of misery behind him.
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
Mrs Patterson is the older woman, she gets quite mythologised in Grant's work, which is I think taken apart in Phil Baker's book?
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
if you'd have to make a list of artist like these. artist that play with the occult, the spiritual, and often work multidisciplinary, who would you include?

austin osman spare
william blake
aby warburg
...

?
 

luka

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It depends really. Modernism is awash with occult ideas. Some people put the occult upfront other people put the art up front. Yeats has the occult stuff in the back seat ("we come to give you symbols for your poetry" or whatever his familiars said to him) Spare has the occult stuff in the driving seat.
 

catalog

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if you'd have to make a list of artist like these. artist that play with the occult, the spiritual, and often work multidisciplinary, who would you include?

austin osman spare
william blake
aby warburg
...

?
Never heard of Aby Warburg, just looked him up, his Mnemosyne Atlas sounds pretty good.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Mrs Patterson is the older woman, she gets quite mythologised in Grant's work, which is I think taken apart in Phil Baker's book?

Yes that was her. I read all of Spare’s stuff when I was into that but never Grant or the new one.
 

DannyL

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Gysin needs a big art book and retrospective I think. fuck knows where the paintings are now though.

Hilma af Klint (has been exhibited lately I think)
 

luka

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Gysin needs a big art book and retrospective I think. fuck knows where the paintings are now though.

Hilma af Klint (has been exhibited lately I think)

There was an exhibition I went to in Holborn fairly recently. Quite small but good.
 
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