A Bit of Doug Art

A piece of original Doug art called “The Magic Returns” recently came my way via Gary Brown. The quarantine has certainly made people work out their creative juices in varied and unique ways. Here’s Gary’s thought process behind his most recent work. It shows how in these polarizing times, Doug’s message still continues to shine…

Cooper-Hewitt Archives: World of Magic Poster

While some of you may already be aware of this promotional poster, I’m featuring it because this version comes straight from the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Archives in New York City. It’s colors and quality are highly preserved, and this is definitely one of the most pristine versions I’ve ever seen. For me, this poster has always…

Saturday at Sardis!

Today’s entry features photos from when (I’m guessing) Doug’s caricature was created for the esteemed New York City restaurant “Sardis.” For many, you really haven’t hit it big until you are hanging on the wall of this venerable institution. I’m also guessing this was probably from the time of “Merlin” as well.  It’s interesting to…

Doug Henning Lazer Carved Wood Art

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2019!  Without further ado, let’s get right down to it! In looking for a unique way to start a new year of posts, I came across a You Tube clip that may fill that bill perfectly. Published in 2012, this permanent tribute to the man and his work…

S.E. Giesbrecht Flaming Hoop Print

Today’s item resides, well, right above my writing desk. Now I can’t claim I have anywhere near the Henning collections that some people have. However, this S. E. Giesbrecht print was given to me this year while conducting an interview for my upcoming documentary on Doug’s life.  From what was told to me, these were…

David Byrd “Magic Show” Poster Concept Sketches

In my recent travels across the internet looking above and beyond for new Doug treasures I came across these little seen drawings. David Byrd, the acclaimed poster artist, was recently offering them for sale (yes they’ve already been sold) via ardtgallery.com. They are the only time that I can remember seeing any art representing how…

July Fourth Fan Art!

What better way to celebrate our country’s independence than with this impressive colored pencil drawing from talented Doug fan, Dean Huck? As you all know, it’s a recreation of one of Doug’s most iconic pictures. In fact, it’s the one I use on the splash page of this very website! So, wherever you are on this…