Sotheby’s Presents The Amazing Collection of Ricky Jay

New York | 27 & 28 October

On 27 & 28 October, Sotheby's is proud to present the most respected collection of books, broadsides, pamphlets, posters, and ephemera chronicling the history of magic ever to appear at auction. Highlights from The Ricky Jay Collection include a stunning compilation of more than 460 prints of "Remarkable Characters" and a poster commemorating Houdini in Russia, which took place at Moscow's Butyrka prison during his 1903 travels through Russia. At once delightful and shocking, Ricky Jay's singular collection shines a light on a world of shadows. It is a miraculous and exacting tour through the history of the unusual and how it has captivated and inspired us for centuries.

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