Monday, June 24, 2013

Houdini - An Artist's Interpretation

Houdini has been popping up on my radar lately. I came across this interesting sketch of the great escape artist on Ebay today. It was drawn by Richard Bryant Ogle and dated 5-20-1920. The artist also did some other Houdini artwork for the Grim Game movie (1919) (

I thought this drawing was unique because the artist shows Houdini in what looks like a kimono. In my opinion, Ogle has given the middle-aged magician a youthful, almost feminine looking face . This is in stark contrast to most of Houdini's photos of the time. Here he seems relaxed and in a a pensive mood.

I am curious how much this will sell for. We shall see...

The auction is

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