by Chris Conde
If you remember watching television in the '90s then you probably remember David Blaine’s captivating network debut special David Blaine: Street Magic. which aired on NBC in 1997. Throughout the special, Blaine travels to a few cities and performs for downtown pedestrians who either are shocked and amazed by his card tricks or freaked the fuck out by the magician, who, at each encounter with a group, remains creepily calm and emotionless.
Every couple of years since Street Magic, the Brooklyn-born artist would announce to world that he’d be performing some death defying stunt like freezing himself in a block of ice, electrocuting himself for three days straight or catching a bullet with his with teeth — which actually landed him in the hospital after a failed attempt earlier this year.