83 entries in Black Art
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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Die verschwindende Dame "Eins-Zwei-Drei", person suspended on a chair behind a glass sheet vanishes
Jan. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Unknown Der Blumenwürfel large die on newspaper covered with handkerchief, it changes into flowers (or something else) when cloth is removed
Aug. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 114
Carl Willmann Das Verschwinden einer Person in front of a door in living room performances
Aug. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 125
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die schwarze Kunst oder orientalische Zauberei continuation on black art, description of a performance without methods (see future installments for those)
Related to Feb. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 6) 87
Unknown Die schwarze Kunst oder orientalische Zauberei continuation, explanation of different vanishes, appearances, transformations with different objects
Related to Mar. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 108
Unknown Die schwarze Kunst oder orientalische Zauberei continuation of black art effects, drawn skeleton comes to life
Related to Apr. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8) 124
Unknown Die schwarze Kunst oder orientalische Zauberei further effects with the black art principle on stage
  • Die Südfrüchte
  • "Fata Morgana"/"Cocon"
  • Die Wunder der Fakire
  • "In luftigen Regionen"
Related to May 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9) 141
Unknown Die schwarze Kunst oder orientalische Zauberei further effects with the black art principle on stage
  • Das Geisterfass
  • Die Lotusblume
Related to June 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 10) 157
Unknown Die schwarze Kunst oder orientalische Zauberei further effects with the black art principle on stage
  • das Leben einer Büste
  • "Der Geisterskat"
Related to July 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 11) 170
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die schwarze Kunst on black art on stage, Charles Arbé (alia Carl Baum) credited
Related to Jan. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 75
Unknown The Spirit Envelope three selections, slip of paper with their names appears in previously empty envelope
1897 New Era Card Tricks 173
Unknown Das unerklärliche Verschwinden eines lebenden Pferdes samt Stallknecht "Die schwarze Kunst oder orientalische Zauberei"
horse and person vanish
Feb. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 89
Unknown Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft "Boscos Zauberwürfel, Alea jacta est, der in freier Hand verschwindende Würfel"
die block penetrates hat, plate and table, vanishes on glass disc or newspaper, another vanishes in the hands
Related to Nov. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5) 69
Ferdinand Hügelin Der mysteriöse Zahnarzt "Ein Scherz", performer rips out a front tooth and puts it back in, black strip of paper and horse tooth, see also p. 176
Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 160
Unknown Das mysteriöse Loch im Taschentuch hole apparently cut into borrowed handkerchief, one can see the performer's sleeve through the hole, restored
May 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 11) 169
Josef Löffler Der wandernde Thaler coin with black back and hook, vanished and ditched by hanging it on the clothing, borrowed coin vanishes and reappears
Apr. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4) 54
Carl Willmann Willmann's Miniatur-Bühne backdrop construction to put onto impromptu stages
July 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 7) 106
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters
July 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 7) 112
Max Auzinger, Carl Willmann Aus und mit dem Leserkreise black art credit claim/information
Dec. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 192
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, credit information on black art
May 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 80
Carl Willmann Entstehen und Vergehen production balls, black back for black art vanish
May 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 72
Unknown Das mysteriöse Couvert envelope hangs on stage, answers to questions appear inside, switch on tray, black art
Nov. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11) 172
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradis neuer Kartenstern "new card star", using black art to hide the hiding place, five cards appear at end of star apparatus
Inspired by May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 72
Unknown The Coin Through the Hat using black-backed coin, black art
1909 The Art of Magic 267
Lu Brent Watch - Ho!! Pocket watch manipulation routine, production of pocket watches, uses black art stand, glove gimmick
1932 Novel Magic 29
Ivor Smith Various Routines 2 Uses a black art table and a tri-color thimble and has a lemon production
1936 Thimble Magic 33
Paul Studham, Laurie Ireland The Spirit Bar bar with bottles on table, drinks are wished and mixed by spirits, black art principle
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Unknown Black-Art Switch using servante in table
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 14
Syl Reilly A Ghost Show Routine black art, luminous paint, skeletons appear and dance
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 412
Howard D. Wise A New "Find the Lady" Illusion with board, black art and shell
1945 My Best 150
Eugene Gloye Build It Yourself Nest of Boxes parcel, with a watch
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 14
Judge E. H. C. Wethered Black Art Tray
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 329
J. A. Philpot Magic Beer Production with tubes, black art
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 41
J. W. Sarles Transit Silks three silks vanish behind screen, reappear knotted on wand when it is tossed in air, black art
Nov. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 215
Unknown The Phantom Black Art Platform
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 324
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Joe Berg Zombie Cabinet cabinet for Zombie ball, ball vanishes eventually or changes into a skull
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 87
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, David Tobias Bamberg Checker Cabinet box with three doors, pile of checkers placed under a tube and a glass with a handkerchief into the box, transposition
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 127
Karl Fulves Launch Pad on building black art possibilities into close-up pad
Related to 1975 Interlocutor (Issue 4) 11
Jan Torell A Giant Card to Silk card to silk, then more handkerchiefs and cards are produced
Variations 1975 Magic by Jan Torell 13
Unknown, Carl Owen Ultimate Drawer Box
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 118
Floyd G. Thayer Expanding Ball ball visibly expands, on a stand
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 206
Oswald Williams Die Flyto handkerchief in a box transposes with big die on a tray, visible transformation of die into handkerchief
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 26
Philip T. Goldstein Severence Pay-Off rope cut in paper tube, black art
1982 shuffled lecture 7
Mark Lefler Back in the Box copper coins vanish visually under glass and reappear in okito box, then change to silver, using black art
June 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 785
Stephen Minch Mindcast written on six pieces of paper, non-forcing method
1984 Mind Melds 9
Philip T. Goldstein Severence Pay-Off rope cut in paper tube, black art
1990 NYCANOTES 2
Jim Steinmeyer The Artist's Daydream person appears in black cabinet with easel look
Inspired by
  • "The Artist's Dream"
1991 Device and Illusion 43
Harlan Tarbell "Society Special" Black Art Table
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 262
Dondrake Building a BlackArt Backdrop Black art curtains
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 12
Dondrake The Hindu Rope Trick Rope levitates out of basket, boy climbs up, disappears in smoke, rope falls down
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 25
Dondrake Darwin's BlackArt Striptease Lady's clothes slowly float away from her body one by one into a basket, then clothes in basket vanish
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 33
Dondrake Using the Right Material
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 14
Dondrake Fantasy Dove Cardboard dove visually changes into real dove in full view
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 26
Gary Darwin Darwin's Missing Fingers Magician visually pulls off fingers off of gloved hand and places fingers into top hat. Glove removed, fingers pop back onto hand
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 34
Dondrake BlackArt Lighting How to do lighting on stage for black art illusions
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 15
Dondrake Floating Into and Out of the Body Girl levitates, gets absorbed into magician's body, then comes out of his body before floating down
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 27
Gary Darwin Darwin's Ever Loaded Hat Method to secretly load top hat
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 36
Dondrake The Wizard's Curtain Three different ways to set up a stage for black art illusions
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 16
Dondrake Stretching Rope Rope stretches in length
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 28
Gary Darwin Darwin's BlackArt Lota Lota vase keeps refilling indefinitely, longer than it should
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 37
Dondrake The BlackArt Table
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 19
Dondrake BlackArt Prediction Use black art to load prediction
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 29
Gary Darwin Darwin's Steel Rod Through Body Push steel rod through body
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 38
Dondrake The Early Years History of black art
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 5
Dondrake BlackArt Well Table
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 20
Dondrake Jumbo Card Frame Three card monte with jumbo cards in a frame, using black art
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 30
Gary Darwin Darwin's Exorcist Live! Woman brought on stage begins to get possessed by a demon, head floats around, body levitates etc.
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 39
Dondrake BlackArt in the Parlor More history on black art
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 6
Dondrake Wizard's Table
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 21
Dondrake BlackArt Milk Routine Milk poured into newspaper cone, liquid vanishes
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 31
Chad Sanborn The Cloned Lady Hand pulled off a lady, and then put back
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 42
Dondrake Build a Wizard's Window Black art background
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 7
Dondrake The Flying Carpet Magicians levitates while sitting on flying carpet
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 24
Dondrake Paper Bag Productions Produce bulky items from empty paper bag
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 32
The Future of Magic, Ken and James The Broken and Restored Heart Girl vanishes behind newspaper, newspaper torn and restored, girl appears again
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 43
Don Alan Darker Side of Malini coin transposition using a hat, then large steel nut appears under hat
Related to 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 93
Al Baker Plate-Biting Stunt biting out a piece of a dinner plate, black art
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 571
Jay Sankey Black Stack eight coin production with black art displays
2004 Sankey Unleashed 173
Jack Avis Black Art Reference Mahatma, Vol. 1 No. 3
2006 Rara Avis 200
Tom Stone Black Drop black art, vanish of small object
2010 Vortex 206
Alexander de Cova Riesenmünzen-Finte black art jumbo coin
2011 Seminar-Leviten 11
John Hostler Convoid flap in middle of bill is opened and closed again
Related to 2016 Magnum Opossum 123
José Carroll Blackbacked Card invisible through transparent sheet
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 179