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Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson)—and a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. DECEPTIVE PRACTICE traces Jays achievements and...


Astounding Feats in Pen, Ink and Magnifying Glass

These micrographic drawings, from the collection of Ricky Jay, are signed with some variation of “Matthias Buchinger, born without hands or feet.”

Ricky Jay is a consummate entertainer. I wish this were available in HD, but since it's not, just embiggen it to fill your whole screen, and prepare to be amazed and enthralled by a dazzling performance of the cups and balls, which he calls, "The History Lesson".

Glenn Ligon (American, 1960). Debris Field II, 2015. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. John B. Turner Fund, 2015 (2015.631) | This work is featured in the “Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay” exhibition, on view through April 11, 2016. #MatthiasBuchinger #MetonPaper100

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Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries & Mentors of Ricky Jay, A Documentary About Magician Ricky Jay

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries & Mentors of Ricky Jay is a documentary about Ricky Jay, the renowned magician, actor, and writer. The film follows Jay’s life from his childhood as the …