Doug as Playing Card Joker

I just wanted to wish a quick Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. May it be filled magic, wonder, friends, and family.  In light of today’s celebratory mood, I thought it was more than appropriate to post this bit of art I found online. Somehow, seeing Doug as the Joker on a playing card seems more than…

Fan Art Tuesday!

I’ve posted a lot of Doug art culled from the internet over the years. However, this one is definitely in my top three, for sure. Mainly, because of its simplicity in capturing Doug’s likeness in a seemingly effortless fashion. There is no doubt that this is Doug Henning. From that twinkle in his eye, to…

Doug Fan Art Wednesday!

Every now and then, I like to post some examples of Doug art that is sprinkled among the internet. Truthfully, some of it is great, and some of it, well, not so great. However, the above work is definitely from the former category, and is bright and eye catching. Just like Doug himself! For more information,…

Doug Henning…Superhero?

Hey Everyone! I’m back. I’m sorry for the almost month long delay, but having a newborn will do that to your schedule. Moving forward, I’ll be easing back into posts, so I won’t be back at full steam just yet.  However, I came across this amazing piece of art on Instagram, and knew it would…

Doug Henning Toronto Street Pole Art

Every now and then a nice piece of Doug Henning related street art pops up online. This particular example showed up on King Street East in, appropriately enough, Doug’s old stomping ground of Toronto.  I love how someone out there took the time to make an old image of Doug somehow hip, current, and vintage…

Carisa Hendrix and Doug on Facebook

Magician extraordinaire, Carisa Hendrix (aka Lucy Darling), was recently spotted via her Facebook account posing next to a fun part of Doug history.  This nifty piece of backstage art can be found at the Fox Theater in St. Louis, and is representative of permanent art left by most touring productions of their time at a…

Doug Henning Art: Part Four

As I close out this week of Doug Henning art, what better way than this caricature where the worlds of Rainbow Brite and Doug Henning collide. The concept isn’t that far fetched when you think about it, and a “What If?” scenario definitely crosses your mind. On a side note, what’s going on with Doug’s…

Doug Henning Art: Part Three

This certainly takes the cake as one of the more unique pieces of Doug inspired art that I’ve seen.  The piece itself is a three part tribute to author Anne Morrow Lindbergh, opera singer Lina Cavalieri, and, of course, Doug Henning. How they all connect isn’t revealed, so it’s up to you to decide. Regardless,…

Haversat & Ewing Auction Results

Last month I profiled two very unique items featured in Haversat & Ewing’s February auction. The first being an extremely rare “Henning and Mars” signed publicity portrait (one that I’ve never seen). The other a vibrant hand drawn portrait by the great Gary Darwin. Who won these items you ask? Drumroll please… Chip Romero is…

Doug/Houdini Original Art

The above piece of art was sent to me by magician Patrice Meunier, and was drawn by artist Daniel Marcil. It features highlights from Doug’s life circa 1975, and is quite eye catching. The Great Houdini himself even makes an appearance. I’ll let Patrice give some backstory to his appreciation to Doug, his work, and…

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…

Original “Magic Show” Set Design Sketch

The above piece comes from Henning admirer Glen Henry and is a real rare piece of Broadway history.  It’s not often that you find a production sketch from the original version of “The Magic Show” at a small store in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. But that, my friends, is exactly what happened. How it ended…

eBay Week: “Spheres of Merlin” Framed Poster

This beauty hails from 1976, and features one of Doug’s most famous quotes: “The art of a magician is to create wonder. If we live with a sense of wonder, our lives become filled with joy”  Painted by fantasy artist Gilbert Williams, I assume this was part of Doug’s touring merchandise. The only place I have…

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…

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…