RICKY JAY DOCUMENTARY

Deceptive Practice

"…Hugely Entertaining…"
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Enchanting…A joy to watch!"
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

"This is a wonderful movie about a great artist, one of the all time great artists in the field of magic."
Woody Allen

Voted one of the top ten movies of 2013 by Entertainment Weekly

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY
is available at:

iTunes

Amazon Instant Video

Netflix

and for direct download at
RickyJayMovie.com

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Upcoming Events

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Screens at:

THE DUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL
February 22

THE GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL
February 24

RICKY JAY will appear & speak at each event

RICKY JAY
speaks at the New York Public Library
April 2 | More Info

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Ricky Jay on David Letterman!

 

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SON OF ROGUES GALLERY

For those fans of ROGUES GALLERY, an eclectic album of pirate ballads and sea shanties in which
Ricky Jay (don't ask how) joined a remarkable roster of performers: Lucinda Williams, Loudon Wainwright, Sting,
Richard Thompson, Lou Reed, Bryan Ferry, Van Dyke Parks, Bono, etc., etc.

GREAT NEWS

JUST RELEASED

SON OF ROGUES GALLERY

Son of Rogues Gallery

In which Mr. Jay is back (don't ask why) giving his rendition of the The Chantey
of Noah and his Ark. Other worthies performing include: Tom Waits,
Keith Richards, Marianne Faithful, Chuck E. Weiss, Patti Smith, Ivan Neville, Iggy Pop, Dr. John, etc., etc.

Produced by Hal Willner, Johnny Depp & Gore Verbinski

ANTI-Records

Rogues Gallery



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DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
A film by Molly Bernstein & Alan Edelstein
Premiered at The New York Film Festival on October 4, 2012


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"The Believer" Magazine - May 2012

The Believer May 2012

Read an interview excerpt here:
http://www.believermag.com/issues/201205/?read=interview_jay


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On View at the Hammer Museum through January 15, 2012


SELECTIONS FROM THE HAMMER CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION


featuring Untitled (Ricky Jay) by Glenn Kaino



Glenn Kaino (American, b. 1973)
Untitled (Ricky Jay), 2010
Playing cards
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gift of the Artist and LAXART, in honor of Ricky Jay.
Featured in the Sections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection installation October 2011 – January 2012.
Photo by Brian Forrest.

The magician, actor, writer, and collector Ricky Jay is rendered here by Glenn Kaino in playing cards, one of the tools in Jay’s magician’s quiver.
Kaino studies the history and practice of magic as a parallel to art making: both artists and magicians develop finely honed skills to create illusions
that rely on their audience’s willing suspension of disbelief. This homage to the widely respected Jay is a nod both to op art and to
the magician’s long-held card-throwing record. From certain angles, the work appears as a jumble of planes and colors,
but from just the right vantage point, the cards coalesce into Jay’s unmistakable visage.

Extraordinary Exhibitions: Broadsides from the Collection of Ricky Jay was presented at the Hammer Museum in 2007,
and Kaino donated this portrait to the Hammer Contemporary Collection in honor of Jay.

Click here for more infomation



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FROM McSWEENY's BOOKS

Celebrations of Curious Characters

Celebrations of Curious Characters

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THE LA TIMES BOOK REVIEW
CELEBRATIONS OF CURIOUS CHARACTERS BY RICKY JAY

LATIMES

Click here to read full article

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THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
INTERVIEW WITH RICKY JAY

Click here to read full article

 

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RECENT EVENTS

simpsons

RICKY JAY appeared as himself on THE GREAT SIMPSINA,
a new episode of THE SIMPSONS, which aired APRIL 10, 2011.

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WIRED MAGAZINE
FEBRUARY 2011 ISSUE


Ricky Jay Tells Tales of History's Most Singular Scammers
Special Underworld Edition

Wired February 2011



Wired Magazine Ricky Jay

 

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Did you see
RICKY JAY on CBS's 60 MINUTES?



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Magic Taschen


MAGIC, 1400s–1950s, published by Taschen
Ricky Jay, Contributing Author

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Grammy Nominated!

poker

Ricky Jay plays poker


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N.B. Ricky Jay is not now, nor has he ever been, on “Facebook.”
The Ricky Jay page is operated by an IMPOSTER.

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Secrets of the Magus
from the New Yorker Magazine
by Mark Singer


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