ORIGINAL ART FROM THE ALLAKAZAM ARCHIVES COLLECTION:
Mark Wilson knew that not everyone's imagination will see the same image of a show as he does. So, circa 1959, he commissioned this beautiful concept art series for his magic show proposals. This one tells the story of the Magician and the Mummy Illusion. This particular piece was painted in Dallas, Texas, around 1959, by an artist that understood how to make magic look very theatrical! Mark included this art in his presentations to networks and sponsors, while trying to sell his ultimate dream of a Network Magic Series. Later his dream came true as "The Magic Land of Allakazam".
If you are not familiar with the effect, here's what happens. The Magician shows the mummy and places it into an empty sarcophagus. After a thematic magical conjuring presentation, the mummy transforms into a live Egyptian Princess. I especially like the dabs of water-color around the edges where the artist mixed colors and tested his brush. We carefully maintained this previously hidden part of the art.
This beautiful, Numbered Edition, Gallery Wrapped, Canvas Print represents our dedication to the true color and texture achieved by the original artist. It's not "storyboard" art. It has a much higher degree of finish. This 22"wide x 18" tall rendering was intended to be a feature piece in the presentation of this new creative concept proposal. It's never been released to the public. That's why this is a wonderful opportunity to amaze your friends and family with the story of how rare and special the Mummy Illusion piece is!
There are two more incredible pieces of water-color art that are the companions to this show's presentation. (See collection listing) One is the Chef Illusion and the other is the Toy Soldier Illusion. I have not yet found the description of the full show. I hope I will find it soon. This looks like a really fun show.
This item does not include shipping. After purchase, we will contact you and organize how you want to receive it. The item is large and fragile, so we want to take the most care in delivery to you. If you will not be picking it up in-person, then we will get you the USPS mail cost based on your destination.
Either as a stand-alone piece or side by side with the Chef Illusion and the Toy Soldier Illusion, this is an excellent addition to a magical Gallery! So far, these three pieces are the only water-color renderings from that 1959 proposal. I've seen a small photo print of a fourth image featuring a Levitation, but I have not yet found the original art. This is a great way to bring a little Magic from Allakazam into your home! And now you can have your own Allakazam Archives Canvas Gallery Wrap that may last much longer than the original!
MUMMY ILLUSION ART LTD EDITION CANVAS PRINT $ 300.00
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