The Beautiful Spoils of War

Painting, This is Interesting

This is Nick Capper:

This is me (Edmund Iffland):

Nick is an accomplished stand up comedian. Nick has the exterior of a country-boy and the mind of an 18th century art student who was only allowed to sketch what he saw at home and after spending his entire life in a glove factory chose only to paint portraits of his dog Nathan who never existed… In short, no one knows what goes on inside Nicks head but when he  draws cartoons it helps us understand the “kind” of  madness Nick possesses.

I have spent six years at uni working on my fine art/arts degree. Sure, most of this time was spent doodling in exercise books and goofing off in the university comedy society. And sure, my most acclaimed work should be my semi finalst portrait for the prestigious Moran Prize, but had I added a cat video to my childish signed triptych of Michael Fassbender, this would have been my most notable work.

It had become apparent that both comedy and art were my true callings. I have decided to combine my strengths and join forces with the formidibaly strange Nick Capper to write a one hour show on the history of stolen artworks. This originally began with a plan to steal a number of Ken Done paintings from he Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. When Nick and I found a few of these in the gallery dumpster we decided we could earn more money just talking about them at the Sydney Fringe Festval than we could selling Dones on the black market.

It is a one night only show and if you want to catch two Ren and Stimpy enthusiasts talking about Art Theft this is the show for you.