The closed world of magic could be thrown open by a Dutch conjurer who is threatening to reveal the secrets behind one of the industry’s most iconic tricks.
A similar illusion to “Shadows”, one of magic duo Penn & Teller’s most notable acts, is being performed by Gerard Dogge on a YouTube video, entitled “Rose & Her Shadow”. Penn & Teller have accused the Dutch magician of stealing their act.
Dogge is not only performing an alleged copy of the trick, but has threatening to reveal how it is done to anyone meeting his near-£2,000 asking price.
WATCH: Scroll down to watch Teller perform "Shadows"
Raymond Teller, half of the world-famous double act, responded by asking Dogge, who also goes by the name Gerard Bakardy, to remove the video. He refused and Teller is now suing for damages in a Nevada court.
The illusion features a vase with a flower silhouetted onto a paper background. When the magician cuts a stem on the silhouette, a portion of the actual flower falls to the ground.
Teller has said that the "Shadows" trick, which he created as a teenager, is one of the centrepieces of their show.
Illusions are protected under US law, however previous attempts by magicians to claim damages for the breaking of the "Magician's code" have not always been successful.
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