Monday, January 29, 2024

Houdini (and friend) in paper mache

Here's a work of paper mache art by Vittorio Marino that recreates Houdini's 1916 Water Torture Cell poster. I really love that he includes the big blue monster holding Houdini inside the cell. That's a first, as far as I know.

Statue inspired by a poster of the famous American magician of Hungarian origins, Harry Houdini, by the Contemporary Primitive Artist Vittorio Marino. It is realized in Paper Mache and coloured with acrylics, paint marker and pastel. The chest is in plywood with transparent plastic and polystyrene inserts.

In case you're not familiar with the original poster...

You can purchase Vittorio Marino's Houdini paper mache creation at ArtParks.


  1. John Hinson great nephew of Bess and Harry HoudiniJanuary 29, 2024 at 8:13 AM

    what a nice art work.