David Blaine at Lincoln Center


No, the 33-year-old magician won’t be performing any tricks on stage. He’ll be living in an aquarium in front of Lincoln Center for an entire week starting May 1st. While this sounds a bit less daunting than fasting for 44 days in an acrylic box suspended above the Thames River (his last quest for attention), it also sounds a bit sexier, provided he isn’t wearing a wetsuit. He also plans to try and break the world record for holding breath. Not for a week, mind you, but as a stunt at the end of his swim with the fishes.

And given the skin-altering effects of water (not to mention the shrinkage factor!) he may emerge looking like a human prune.

Posted April 17, 2006 at 2:00pm ETC by Andy Towle
in David Blaine, New York