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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 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...

Heist, written by David Mamet, stars Gene Hackman, Ricky Jay, Rebecca Pigeon, Delroy Lindo, Danny DeVito, Sam Rockwell.


The scholar, raconteur, and wizard performs the classic "Cups and Balls" with a great story and an amazing finish. Ricky Jay's "History Lesson" about the oldest magic trick in the book. Watch the whole video (6:37). Be patient. The payoff is excellent. Ricky is one of the best.

from The New Yorker

An Artist Without Hands and Feet


Ricky Jay and the Met Conjure Big Magic in Miniature

Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings From the Collection of Ricky Jay| Metropolitan Museum of Art | 2015 | Ricky Jay and the Met Conjure Big Magic in Miniature