Here's a stunning portrait from a private collection of the notorious Chung Ling Soo. He's most known for dying on stage during the dangerous bullet-catching stunt (yet, it wasn't until that fateful eve when the entire world learned they too had been duped as he screamed out for help in a perfect New Yorker accent... Soo wasn't Chinese, he was William Robinson from Brooklyn!)
His life was filled with lies, illusion, and wonder as he was friends with Houdini, an assistant, and inventor to both the Great Herrmann and Harry Kellar. He even was given the title of "Original Chinese Conjurer" over Ching Ling Foo, the real deal, who Soo had blatantly copied his entire act.
Despite the skullduggery, he truly was a fabulous all-around artist and even wrote for Scientific American. Soo is still known today for his beautiful posters, many he had commissioned from the best artists of the time.
Printed on Premium Archival Matte Paper, a smooth, neutral-white, matte paper for high-quality fine art and is acid-free for a longer print life with pigment inks. It features a heavyweight (230 gsm) that resists fingerprints and smudging. Prints come unframed and rolled in a shipping tube.
Choose from three ready-to-frame sizes... Large 60"x40" Medium 24"x36" Small 16"x24"
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