There’s a fantastic article in October’s issue of Esquire called “The Honor System.” The article describes Teller’s journey (of Penn & Teller fame) to track down a musician who stole his trick Shadows. And yet, the article is about much more than that. It explores art, magic, thievery, ownership, copyright, and the process of turning deception into something beautiful. You can read it online for free here.
For those of you who are inspired to read a little more into this tale, you can read the short story, “Enoch Soames,” referenced in the article here.
And, here’s a clip of Teller performing Shadows. Simply wonderful.