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Welcome to the world of The Secret Arts, a new experience from Atlas Obscura that invites some of the world’s rarest experts and artisans to share the hidden knowledge of their singular craft. Each weekly edition of The Secret Arts features a different craftsperson in discussion with host Eric Grundhauser (Atlas Obscura), exploring some of the key lessons and discoveries they’ve made over the years, how you might try your hand at their unique skill, and answering your questions live! Join us, and take a step into the unknown realm of The Secret Arts!
This week we're joined by magician Siegfried Tieber to talk about the art and importance of building a magic library! Born and raised in Ecuador, his first international appearance was in 2011 in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2015, Tieber headlined at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, where his performance was highly praised by reviewers and critics. In 2017 he was invited to be part of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, a television series featuring the legendary performance duo (yes, he did fool them). Siegfried will walk us through why books on magic are important, how to shop for them, and how they can start you on a magic journey of your own!
Host, Programming Lead, Atlas Obscura Experiences. Eric heads up Atlas Obscura's custom hosted experiences program, writing and designing experiences that bring Atlas Obscura's vision of wonder to life. He lives in Brooklyn with his comic book collection. His work has been featured in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Slate, NPR, Vanity Fair, The AV Club, Motherboard, Smithsonian, and a bunch of other places where reasonable content is sold. He's fine.
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