May 05, 2011

Houdini Exhibit

The Skirball Exhibit which I am attending this weekend will be a stunning collection of Houdini artifacts. I'm looking forward to seeing them up close and personal.

Featuring more than 150 objects—including film clips, stunning period posters, dramatic theater ephemera, rare photographs, original props (including a straitjacket, milk can, and Metamorphosis Trunk used by Houdini), and the work of select avant-garde artists—the exhibition reveals Houdini’s legacy as an iconic figure, both in his time and in ours, who has inspired artists today to reconsider his role as a daring persona.