I’ve long been a fan of Chan Canasta, the Polish entertainer who pioneered mental magic in the 1950s and 1960s.
After his career as a television personality in the U.K., he decided to become a professional painter.
Here is a gallery of some original Chan Canasta paintings. At the time I originally posted this (April 2010), they were for sale through a Belgian art dealer I came across online. The asking price was roughly $9,000 to $10,000 per painting. This dealer seems to have vanished, so I have no further information of how to purchase these paintings any longer.
CLICK AN IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW A LARGER VERSION. Note the artist’s signature at the bottom of each painting. Enjoy the vivid colors!