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Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss and Do Things With Him (Freakshow Books)
Join us this evening for a very special event from Scotch Wichmann, part reading, part art history lesson, part performance, all wholly unique. #JustAskShia
Meet Hank and Larry—two performance artists on the seedy streets of San Francisco where art freaks and junkies can't wait to see what hilarious acts they'll cook up next with chainsaws, roller skates, and lard. Though art critics delight in ravaging their work, the pair are sure that fame and fortune are just around the corner—provided Larry can keep Hank's hysteria, boozing, fear of heights, and crying from spiraling out of control. But when poverty forces the duo to take computer jobs working for celebrity billionaire Bill Kunstler, Bill's hundred-hour workweeks, mind-numbing corporate propaganda, and soggy breakroom burritos turn the performers into nervous wrecks.
Hungry for revenge with nothing to lose and their dreams of glory fading, Hank and Larry plot their greatest performance ever: to kidnap their billionaire boss—and brainwash him into becoming the zaniest performance artist the city's ever seen. Packed with gonzo performances torn straight from the author's life as an underground performer, Two Performance Artists is a madcap caper comedy about art, fame, redemption...and two best friends determined to tackle the American Dream with fish guts, duct tape, and a gummy AK-47.
Praise for Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss...
"Raucous debut satire...whip-smart and a fertile, scabrous comic imagination."--Kirkus Reviews
"What you'd get if Fear and Loathing, Office Space, and Jackass made a baby."--James Gautier, Kill Radio
"A hilarious adventure I'd recommend to anyone."--Marc Wilmore, Writer & Producer for The Simpsons
"This book is a performance art piece."--John M. White, Performance Artist & 3-Time NEA Grant Recipient
Performance artist Scotch Wichmann was launched into the L.A. art scene 23 years ago with his debut piece, SNORTING MOUSE FUR, and he's been going strong ever since.
Nominated with his performance troupe for Best Comedy and Best Stunt
at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival, his work has become known for its
surrealism, physical endurance, and Dadaist comedy at galleries and
fringe festivals around the world.
In a strange turn, Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf was caught
plagiarizing Scotch's performance art manifesto in January, 2014,
prompting Scotch to respond with a 6-hour protest and performance
outside of the L.A. gallery where LaBeouf was staging his recent
#IAMSORRY publicity stunt.