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Posted by Derren Brown News December 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

Exclusive picture from Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery

More than a few of you were surprised to learn, on closer inspection, that this image for the new show ‘The Great Art Robbery’ was not a painting on a canvas – but in fact a painting on Derren’s face.

So we thought you may be interested to take a peek into the process that brought this particular work of art to life with some behind the scenes snaps and a little video.





December 6, 2013 at 10:59 am
Jess says:

It reminds me of the art from grand theft auto, goes well with the robbery theme! I wonder if that was the intention… either way it’s fascinating to see how these things come together!

December 6, 2013 at 11:01 am
Heidi says:

Such brilliant make-up by Jennie and excellent photography from Seamus. A great idea too. Would make a wonderful print/poster.

December 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm
roz says:

nice to see ya on the blog again, sweety…& that is an absolutely awesome makeup job! thanx fer posting this. fascinating.

December 13, 2013 at 9:07 pm
Ethelreadathenotquiteready says:

OH JOY!! I almost thought,all is deserted here. Nobody lives here anymore…I SO used to enjoy the entries here,then sadly all became still. And now it seems that maybe there will be reports again and stories hard to find anywhere else…I must admit,I am a stranger to face book,twitter and such(where propably most things happen)Goodness! U have just started on telly Derren,so excuse all.

December 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm
Sara cain says:

Loved the show tonight. What was the very famous piece of music at the end of the show? Need it in my life?

December 20, 2013 at 11:00 am
dave says:

It’s brilliant!! Even now, knowing its not a painting, i still can’t convince my self completely that it is not a painting. It’s just one more thing In a long list of things Derren has done to mess with my poor brain. Oh , and merry Christmas

December 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm
Chirag Maher says:

wow that’s brilliant! I never realised it wasn’t a painting. Great job, very effective. The program was great by the way, loved the ending.

February 9, 2014 at 10:36 am
Avril Wilkinson says:

Hi. Just wanted to ask who this amazing make up artist is? I am a face painter but never seen anything like this before. If only you could disguise the eyes…thats what gives it away. Brilliant!

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