Last year was an incredible year for Trapart, and in no way will 2020 be inferior. Many projects take time, and it's kind of pointless to mention goodies that won't be out for many months yet. So I intend to focus on the most imminent stuff in this newsletter.
First of all, THANK YOU for being part of 2019. Trapart would not exist without you, and I'm eternally grateful!
Upcoming screenings of the Trapart film "Anton LaVey – Into the Devil's Den:"
Colchester Arts Centre (UK), January 22nd, 2020
Bio Roy, Göteborg, January 15th, 2020
Bio Capitol, Stockholm, January 10th, 2020 (In person/Q&A)
The Art Sanctuary, Louisville (KY), January 8th, 2020
One project that will be out shortly is the Genesis Breyer P-Orridge book Sacred Intent – Conversations with Carl Abrahamsson 1986-2019. It is what it appears to be: an anthology of all the interviews we've done over close to four decades in different parts of the world. A pretty unique book, if we may say so. And containing more than 50 of my photograhic portraits of Gen!
It will be available in a standard perfect-bound paperback, a limited edition hardback (w jacket) and a limited deluxe package with a hardbound copy and sets of photographs.
The pre-order will be up very shortly, and the official release date is February 22nd, 2020: Gen's 70th birthday!
The next Trapart film will be a documentary about the Swedish photographer Lars Sundestrand.
The next Trapart edition will be three photographs by Swedish surrealist photographer Tom Benson.
The next collaboration with Highbrow Lowlife will be an art edition release of Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson's "Cut To Fit The Mouth" (containing one CD, collages and cut-ups).
After that, a deluge of more bliss and more happiness!
And you didn't miss these recent goodies, did you...?
Trevor Brown: an original painting
This stunning image was published in the classic Trevor Brown book “Little Miss Sticky Kiss” (2007). Acrylic on board, size 45 x 53 cms, signed in recto. How often are you offered a real Trevor Brown painting?
Interested? E-mail me for more information: info AT trapart DOT net
Carfax Monographs Lithograph
A lithograph based on Steffi Grant's image from her and husband Kenneth Grant's classic book "The Carfax Monographs." Steffi Grant (1923-2019) was a unique British artist who captured the eternal mysteries together with her husband Kenneth (1924-2011). Their work within the "Typhonian" OTO, and also with promoting the creative sorcery and legacy of fellow British artist Austin Osman Spare, is an invaluable cornerstone of contemporary Western occultism. This is the only authorized print by Steffi Grant that has ever been produced. This lithograph was printed in Sweden during 2013, and then signed and numbered in London by the artist. Sheet size 28 x 42 cm. Printed on high quality, archival art paper stock. Signed and numbered in recto by the artist. Limited edition of 31 copies.
Vanessa Sinclair & Akoustik Timbre Frekuency: “The Chapel Is Empty”
A brand new collaboration between British sound sorcerer Akoustik Timbre Frekuency and American artist/poet Vanessa Sinclair takes us into evocative vistas of vibration and revelation. Sinclair’s words and sensual voice sometimes floats on top of ATF’s sea of sounds, and sometimes submerges itself to challenge us from the depths. The magic lies in the words, in the performance and in the stripped honesty of Sinclair’s subconscious contacts. The merging of these two talents creates a listening experience that completely defies times and space; one that is eager to tell you stories and convey emotions that perhaps don’t really exist anywhere else than in the listener's mind…Who’s to say? Who’s to tell? The chapel may be empty, as Sinclair’s poetry suggests, but it’s definitely waiting to be filled again. And this is what it sounds like.
A beastly behemoth 384 pages deluxe hardcover art photo book. During the height of the turned-on 1960s and 70s Occult explosion even the under the counter men’s magazines got in on the act and began a surreal exploration of the haunting netherworld of Witchcraft and Satanism. This monumental art book reveals a world of diabolical smut that was so compelling and obscure that many people today would actually question whether or not the magazines were real or just an elaborate and detailed modern photo editing invention. Well, they are real, and they are spectacular! These magazines are in fact, out there in the world. They are collecting dust in attics, basements, and garages. Hidden away from sight. Unsavory treasures deemed too filthy and then forgotten by their lustful owners. This massive 384 pages deluxe hardcover book is a glimpse into a vast and shocking world that still remains virtually unknown and unexplored. These artifacts come from a bygone era promoting sexual revolution and freedom with overt and unholy occult themes. If you have any issues with hardcore witchcraft and Satanism, body hair or nudity, don’t pick this release up and quickly get it out of your sight, and forget everything we've mentioned. Just remember life's too short to take everything so seriously. Flesh is beautiful. It’s time to descend into the infernal witches’ cauldron and deep down into the hellish pit for a real Black Mass.
A rare photograph of Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle) by Lars Sundestrand, titled "Ooooh Gen." Taken in London in 1979 for Sundestrand's fanzine FUNTIME, and later reproduced as the cover image of the book "To Become Who You Are – FUNTIME Interviews, Documents, Photos and More With Throbbing Gristle, Monte Cazazza, Psychic TV.” C print, size 240 x 300 mm. The print is numbered and signed by Lars Sundestrand. An edition of 32 copies. This print also comes with a special gift from the Trapart Archives.
And how about some exquisite book rarities for dessert?
Liber Aleph – The Book of Wisdom or Folly by Aleister Crowley
Published by 93 Publishing, New York, 1991. Rare edition of Crowley's masterpiece. 224 pages, hard-bound. A necessary book (and this edition in particular) in any serious Crowley library. Very good +.
The Soul of Osiris by Aleister Crowley
First Impressions, 1992. Copy no 42/50. Hard-bound, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, reading ribbon. Near mint, appears to be unread.
Thank You for your attention and general support!
Carl Abrahamsson, Stockholm, January 3rd, 2020
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