STAGE & SCREEN

Channel 4, December 2013

THE GREAT
ART ROBBERY

Master illusionist and showman Derren Brown plans to pull off the perfect crime. He’s made a bet with renowned art collector Ivan Massow that he can steal a painting from right under his nose. In true Derren style, he tells Ivan which painting he plans to target – a work by Turner-nominated brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, as well as telling him when the theft will happen, and gives him a photograph of the person who is going to take it.

In order to pull off the theft, Derren enlists a crew, but he’s not using career criminals or skilled cat burglars – he’s using members of society that tend to slip by unnoticed: pensioners.

“I’m always at a loss to describe Derren Brown. Is he a magician, a con artist, a psychological illusionist, the spawn of Satan? He so freaks me out that that I’m afraid that by watching him I’ll be left with the urge to tap-dance naked down the high street every time someone utters the word ‘aardvark’.”

– Ian Johns, The Times


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STAGE & SCREEN

Channel 4, December 2013

THE GREAT
ART ROBBERY

Master illusionist and showman Derren Brown plans to pull off the perfect crime. He’s made a bet with renowned art collector Ivan Massow that he can steal a painting from right under his nose. In true Derren style, he tells Ivan which painting he plans to target – a work by Turner-nominated brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, as well as telling him when the theft will happen, and gives him a photograph of the person who is going to take it.

In order to pull off the theft, Derren enlists a crew, but he’s not using career criminals or skilled cat burglars – he’s using members of society that tend to slip by unnoticed: pensioners.

“I’m always at a loss to describe Derren Brown. Is he a magician, a con artist, a psychological illusionist, the spawn of Satan? He so freaks me out that that I’m afraid that by watching him I’ll be left with the urge to tap-dance naked down the high street every time someone utters the word ‘aardvark’.”

– Ian Johns, The Times


VIEW NEXT 

THE PUSH

FEAR & FAITH

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