Scandal and beauty - Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley was a rare treat for me, who has been an Aubrey Beardsley fan for many, many years (I have had a tattoo of his art on my arm for almost 20 years!).
Like many people, I was so looking forward to the Beardsley exhibition at the Tate, which I had planned to visit in May... I guess they cannot extend it or reschedule it, and therefore I will not enjoy the original art of one of my favourite artists...
I am genuinely heartbroken.
I am the lucky owner of a copy of the first volume of Beardsley's controversial quarterly literary periodical Yellow Book. It is an incredibly fragile item and my copy is not in the best of conditions, but I do cherish it immensely...
I do have quite a few rare and beautiful books on my shelves, and might share them with you in the next few weeks..
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