DEAREST VERA: A Kaleidoscope of Facsimile Holograph Letters to his Friend, the Poet and Painter Vera Wainwright. Together with Photos, Drawings, and Paintings.
by Spare, Austin Osman.
"London: Fulgur Limited, 2010. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED. A FINE CUSTOM CLOTH COPY IN DUST JACKET. Limited to 700 copies only. Compiled by Kenneth and Steffi Grant.
In his later creative life, Spare was sought out by artists and writers eager to receive insights of experience from the "Walworth Road Surrealist", but very few indeed who became good friends. Vera Wainwright was one such friend. She arrived in Spare's life as the clouds of war cast a long shadow over South London, and sought him out amid the debris of the blitz to offer her support and affection. DEAREST VERA is an account of their friendship told by AOS himself, through the many letters sent to his new pupil. Those familiar with Austin Spare will find new insights to his life and theories on art, while newcomers will discover an eccentric and gifted artist sharing a lifetime's experience with an eager pupil. Compiled by Kenneth and Steffi Grant, this kaleidoscope of correspondence is a rare treat, and a major resource for those seeking to better understand this complex and neglected genius. In terms of correspondence and time, this can be considered as sequel to ZOS SPEAKS! Colored plates, profusely illustrated (including facsimile holograph letters), silver-stamped cloth and dust-jacket. Quarto volume of 190 plus pages."