Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery. | Magic News | Monday, November 4, 2013  |  No Comments »

The UK’s greatest magician of today, Derren Brown will return to our screens in December, on Channel 4 in his brand new one-off special Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery.

In another innovative challenge, the master illusionist and showman plans to pull off the perfect crime. He’s bet renowned art collector Ivan Massow that he can steal a painting from right under his nose. In true Derren style, he will tell Ivan exactly which painting he plans to target – a work by Turner-nominated British brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman no less – as well as what time the theft will happen. He’ll even give him a photograph of the person that’s going to take it.

In order to pull off the theft Derren recruits a crew. But he’s not going to use career criminals or skilled cat burglars. He’s going to use members of society that tend to slip by unnoticed. He’s going to use old age pensioners. Speaking about the challenge, Derren said “This has been nerve-wracking for me and my team, leaving such an extraordinary task entirely in the hands of a group of contributors to pull off. The idea was to use the fact that the elderly tend to be treated as invisible as a strength.”

We can’t wait…

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