Author Archives: Sam Oates

Win a set of Ithell Colquhoun Taro Cards

    Colquhoun’s Tarot Pack   In 1977 Ithell Colquhoun painted a full, 78 card, Tarot pack to her own unique designs. She exhibited them that year but then they disappeared from view. Over 25 years later, in 2002, Richard … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Lazarus

Yeshua (aka Jesus) has wept in this extract from Richard Zimler’s new novel, The Gospel According to Lazarus, a brilliant retelling of the story of the Passion.  Lazarus, himself, awakes …     I must speak to you now of … Continue reading

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Finding Nemon: The Extraordinary Life of the Outsider Who Sculpted the Famous

The first biography of sculptor Oscar Nemon (1906–1985), the unknown artist behind some of Britain’s most iconic statues, is available to order from our shop today.  

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Pathé clips of Oscar Nemon and his work

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An interview with Aurelia Young

AURELIA YOUNG (Lady Young, b. 1943) is the author of Finding Nemon, the first biography of her father the renowned sculptor Oscar Nemon. She grew up wandering in and out of her father’s studios at the family home in Oxford and later … Continue reading

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Freud Returns to Vienna

Eighty years ago, Sigmund Freud fled Vienna with his family on 4 June 1938 to escape anti-semitic persecution. Now, he has returned to the Medical University of Vienna as a recasting of Oscar Nemon’s bronze, larger-than-life statue. After eight decades … Continue reading

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