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Arturo De Ascanio

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Arturo De Ascanio
BornArturo de Ascanio y Navaz
March 22, 1929
DiedApril 6, 1997 (age 68)

Don Arturo de Ascanio y Navas (1929 - 1997) of Madrid, Spain, wrote about theories and concepts important to magic such as "In-Transit Actions" and "The Law of Primary Motion".


Ascanio on Juan Tamariz TV show

By profession, Ascanio was a lawyer and devoted his retirement to magic.

He is known for his Color Changing Knife routines and inventing the Ascanio Spread (1970) in card magic.[1]



  • First place Close-up Cards at 1970 FISM in Amsterdam.


  1. Cover Genii 1997 May