WT Clients: Sotheby’s Presents The Amazing Collection of Ricky Jay

On October 27 & 28 2021, Sotheby’s presented The Ricky Jay Collection, a miraculous and exacting tour through the history of the unusual and how it has captivated and inspired for centuries.  A video preview of the auction can be viewed here.  From Sotheby’s:

Magician, actor, scholar, author: the range of Ricky Jay’s accomplishments were as varied as are the formats and subjects of the material in his celebrated Collection: books, pamphlets, posters, handbills, broadsides, prints, ephemera, objects, and apparatus documenting the histories of magic, circuses, jugglers and acrobats, automatons, remarkable characters, learned animals, limb-deficient artists, con men, and scores of other related, if arcane, topics.

Read the 10/19/21 New York Times story on the collection here: The Curious, Astounding Collection of the Magician Ricky Jay.

Stan Coleman represented Ricky Jay during his long and multi-faceted career and now represents his estate.  In addition to Jay’s legendary magic performance, consultation, and scholarship, he was well-known as an actor, appearing in the David Mamet films House of Games, The Spanish Prisoner, and Redbelt, as well as the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights and Magnolia.