Publications.

Essay, "The Spirit of the Place", in Richard England: Architect as Artist, Joseph Borg, Maria Frendo, eds, exh. cat. Il-Hagar, Gozo, 12 March - 12 April, 2022, Midsea Books, Malta 2022

Awards

​​June 4, 2016 

PREMIO PARADISO given to John T. Spike for “Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty” on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte 
Il Paradiso, Venezia

Essay, "Fifty Years of Looking Good," in Carole A Feuerman: Fifty Years of Looking Good, Verlag Scheidegger & Speiss, Zurich 2019.  At right, p. 30 Rodin, The Bronze Age, 1906, and p. 31 Feuerman, Christina, 2013

Essay, "The Red Palm Nut, Jane Goodall and David Graybeard: An Art Historical Perspective", in The Red Palm Nut Jane Goodall and David Graybeard, a Sculpture by Marla Friedman 2017, exh. cat. The Field Museum of Chicago, 2021.:.

Events

2 maggio 2019

​Centro Di  Libri / Mostre / Archivi : Tavolo Rotondo: il fondo librario di Centro Di, Fondazione CR Firenze, via Bufalina, 6, Firenze 

June 14, 2018
The Concept of Time in Western Art, a lecture given at the Museum of the Order of Saint John, Clerkenwell, London, for Techno Medioevo, The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, London 2019

February 6 – August 13, 2017
“Art and Science of Connoisseurship” 
Muscarelle Museum of Art, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 
Muscarelle curator identifies Cézanne painting”, The Virginia Gazette, Seth Birkenmeyer, July 15, 2017

Fred Eversley: 50 Years an Artist: Light Space and Energy, exh. cat. by J.T. Spike, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA, September 2 - December 10, 2017

Contemporary Art

My Hyperrealist Life and Legacy, Carole A. Feuerman, 2021

"In 2007, John Spike asked me to enlarge two of my sculptures to a 'monumental size'. One of Catalina and the other of Survival of Serena for a mini-retrospective he was curating along with the Concilio dell'Arte in Venice during the 55th Venice Biennale.  The show was called By the Sea.  He told me that if the pyramids were small, no one would go to Egypt....This exhibition was a major achievement in my career so far, and it led to my creating more monumental works for other public spaces.  Almost 500,000 people, most of them from the world of art, saw the pieces that summer in Venice....the syndicated press called Survival of Serena the mascot of the biennale."  pp 144 &146.  At right, J.T. Spike and C. Feuerman at the Biennale (with Serena)  

Exhibitions

In May / maggio 2022, artist Antonio Ciccone exhibited his new life-size drawings, Self-portrait with Mask / Broken Planet (Autoritratto con maschera / Pianeta Rotto) made during the CORONA lockdown, wearing the obligatory mask, at Società delle Belle Arti, Circolo degli Artisti "Casa di Dante", in Firenze / Florence. 

From memory he made portraits of two contemporary art critics: John T. Spike, left; Vittorio Sgarbi, right