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TWO PERFORMANCE ARTISTS is an Amazon Breakthrough Novel First-Round Finalist
TWO PERFORMANCE ARTISTS is WHIP SMART, says Kirkus Reviews
Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss And Do Things With Him
 


An epic caper about art, fame, and redemption, says James Gautier of Kill Radio

The Novel

ON SALE NOW
IN PAPERBACK
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ank and Larry are performance artists on the seedy streets of San Francisco where art fans flock to see what crazy performance they'll do next with chainsaws, roller skates, or lard. Fame and fortune seem just around the corner—provided Larry can keep his best friend Hank's paranoia and delirium from spiraling out of control.

But when poverty forces the performers to take computer jobs working for a ruthless billionaire CEO, their boss's hundred-hour workweeks, relentless corporate propaganda, and soggy breakroom burritos turn them into nervous wrecks.

Hungry for revenge with their dreams of glory fading, Hank and Larry plot their wildest performance ever: to kidnap their billionaire boss—and turn him into the greatest performance artist the world has ever seen.

The first performance art novel by a performance artist, Two Performance Artists is a madcap caper comedy about two best friends determined to tackle the American Dream with bird feathers, duct tape, and a gummy AK-47.

 

April 10, 2014 4:13 pm PDT
'TWO PERFORMANCE ARTISTS' HITS BOOKSTORES NATIONWIDE IN PAPERBACK & E-BOOKS
Grab a copy at your local bookstore, or head over to Amazon. And don't forget to watch Scotch's latest promo video masterpiece—hilarious!

March 27, 2014 8:20 pm PDT
SCOTCH WICHMANN IN 'TWO PERFORMANCE ARTISTS' PROMO
It's pretty clear: Scotch Wichmann couldn't be more excited about the launch of his new novel TWO PERFORMANCE ARTISTS. Don't believe us? Watch this.

March 11, 2014 12:59 pm PDT
FIRST READING TO BE HELD AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS IN L.A.
With the book's official launch just 30 days away, we're excited to announce our kickoff reading at the beautiful SKYLIGHT BOOKS bookstore in L.A.'s Echo Park neighborhood April 3 at 7:30 PM. Come hear Scotch talk about his debut novel and the history of performance art!

February 27, 2014 12:18 pm PST
NOVEL'S LONG TITLE GETS MENTION
The novel's ridiculously long title gets a really nice mention on BookPage — thanks, Trisha!

February 13, 2014 8:01 pm PST
SCOTCH WICHMANN'S SHIA LABEOUF PROTEST IN L.A.
Today author Scotch Wichmann protested Shia LeBeouf's plagiarism by staging a protest and #LABEEF performance outside the gallery in Los Angeles where LaBeouf is holding his #IAMSORRY "mock apology" PR stunt. Check out the Entertainment Weekly interview.

January 25, 2014 6:02 pm PST
ARTICLE ON SHIA LABEOUF'S "PERFORMANCE ART" PLAGIARISM OF SCOTCH WICHMANN, MARINA ABRAMOVIC, & OTHERS
@scotchwichmann: A new article on troubled Shia LaBeouf's "performance art" plagiarism of my performance art manifesto, Marina Abramovic's writing, and others....

January 24, 2014 02:10 pm PST
BOOKING TOUR DATES NOW — CONTACT US!
We just landed our first bookstore signing locations, but have plenty more spots open from L.A. to NYC to Chicago. If you manage a gallery space, bookstore, book club, or other venue interested in performance or a book signing, we'd love to hear from you.

January 9, 2014 02:10 pm PST
GALLEYS ARE HERE!
Two Performance Artists has moved from proofing & pre-press to printing! We're right on target for our April 10, 2014 publication date of both the paperback and the E-Book formats. Bound galleys and E-galleys are available now! If you're a reviewer, contact us for a copy.

December 21, 2013 04:22 pm PST
100 PERFORMANCES FOR THE HOLE IN SAN FRANCISCO
@scotchwichmann: Just found out I’ve been selected to perform at the 4th annual 100 PERFORMANCES FOR THE HOLE show Saturday, January 4th at SOMArts in San Francisco! It's crazy: 100 performers each perform a 4-minute piece in a 6′ x 4′ hole in the gallery floor. 100 performances! My 4-minute slot starts at 11:34PM. It’s gonna be wild! Tickets are $12 in advance, or $25 for VIP (includes free beer!). General info is here, and tickets are on sale here.

December 3, 2013 10:10 am PST
NEW 'ECHO' PERFORMANCE ART IN VENTURA
@scotchwichmann: This Friday I'm unveiling ECHO, a new performance art piece about bats, plumbing, and trusting your own voice. Show also features performance art luminary John M. White, plus all attendees receive a free TWO PERFORMANCE ARTISTS bookmark designed by meeeee! Come on out! 5x5x5 Show at Sylvia White Gallery, 1783 East Main Street. 12/6/13 at 8PM. FREE. More info here.

November 13, 2013 10:51 am PST
TWO PERFORMANCE ARTISTS HITS THE WIRES
The countdown begins!

November 12, 2013 11:01 am PST
PERFORMANCE ART AND THE UNTHINKABLE
@scotchwichmann: New blog post on the politics of performing the unthinkable.

November 8, 2013 5:21 pm PST
THE BOOK TRAILER IS HERE!
@scotchwichmann: The book trailer for Two Performance Artists has finally arrived! You can watch it on YouTube or read about how it was made.

October 13, 2013 10:37 pm PDT
PERFORMANCE ART INTERVIEW
@scotchwichmann: Hosts Kira Pandukht and Polina Hryn interviewed me on their thoughtful ARTFUL UNDRESS show about performance art, nudity, the novel, and more. Watch it here.

October 7, 2013 3:42 pm PDT
ALBERT CAMUS KNEW
@scotchwichmann: "For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with howls of execration."
—Meursault, just before the guillotine…and every performance artist's dream.  From The Stranger, Albert Camus, 1942

September 24, 2013 2:15 pm PDT
BOOK TRAILER SHOOTING WRAPS
@scotchwichmann: The book trailer is a wrap! We've got the San Francisco footage we need, plus some crazy pickup footage from around L.A. Editing begins this week, with the hope of getting it out by the end of October. Early reader jacket quotes are also coming in, and there are some great ones....more to come....

July 23, 2013 12:39 pm PDT
HOLLYWOOD SHOOTING CONTINUES
@scotchwichmann: Just finished another round of shooting for the novel's video trailer in Hollywood. Read more and see a few stills on my site!

July 12, 2013 10:16 am PDT
SHOOTING THE TRAILER!
@scotchwichmann: Shooting for the Two Performance Artists trailer kicks off this weekend in San Francisco!

June 27, 2013 11:36 am PDT
WINNER AT THE 2013 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL!
@scotchwichmann: Pals and I were nominated for Best Comedy at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, and we ended up taking home the award for Best Stunt! Our show Wet The Hippo has been extended through July—come see the insanity!

June 27, 2013 11:36 am PDT
WHO WANTS A LITTLE SALAD?
@scotchwichmann: New wacky video with me & pal Natalie Palamides: http://goo.gl/3Hspt

June 21, 2013 2:40 pm PDT
READING MOBY DICK
@scotchwichmann: Pals and I will be reading Moby-Dick nonstop on Santa Monica Blvd. today starting at 5 to help promote Wet The Hippo, our acclaimed Hollywood Fringe Show! The reading's expected to take 25-35 hours. Come visit day or night! Santa Monica between Cahuenga & Lillian Way. I'll be reading first from 5-7 with Cirque du Soliel violist, Michael Lieberman.

June 20, 2013 11:57 pm PDT
FUN WITH NSA WATCHWORDS
@scotchwichmann: NSA got you feeling paranoid? Not to worry. I made a little tool that lets you encrypt short messages using NSA's own terrorist watchwords. Enjoy: http://0nsa.net

June 11, 2013 12:27 pm PDT
MORE PERFORMANCES AT THE 2013 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL!
Scotch Wichmann joins a crazy cast of idiots in WET THE HIPPO, a zany comedy show that isn't standup or improv...it's just, well, kind of insane. Tickets only $10. Don't miss it!

June 2, 2013 4:14 pm PDT
SCOTCH PERFORMS THIS FRIDAY
Author Scotch Wichmann will perform his performance art piece "Manly Man" at the 5x5x5 Show this Friday (6/7) at the Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, CA. Admission is free! Details here.

Jan. 4, 2013 9:13 am PDT
FREAKSHOW BOOKS TO PUBLISH 2PA!
Upstart publisher Freakshow Books will publish Two Performance Artists in Spring, 2014. Sign up for email updates to get the latest on the book tour, performances, and more!

April 3, 2014 Los Angeles Tour Kickoff!
Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave.
7:30PM
April 12 & 13 Los Angeles LA Times Festival of Books
USC Campus
Booth #837
10AM - 5PM
April 17 Long Beach Gatsby Books
5535 E. Spring St.
7PM
April 19 Ventura Bank of Books
748 E. Main St.
2PM Reading
3-4PM Signings
May 1 Irvine The Hill - UC Irvine Bookstore
210-B Student Center
(Corner of W. Peltason Dr. & Pereira Dr.)
530-7PM
May 3 San Diego UC San Diego Bookstore
California Bookstore Day

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA
12 Noon
May 5 Los Angeles Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood
7PM
May 10 Fresno SoapCo Gallery & Theater
(Tower District)
1470 N Van Ness Ave
7PM Reading
7:30PM Signing
May 15 San Francisco Mermaids Tattoo
Scotch will do unleash some surreal
performance, sell & sign books, and
then get inked with a tattoo that's
described in his novel!
Don't
miss this wild happening at San
Francisco's favorite tattoo studio!
3032 Mission Street
7PM
May 16 San Francisco Green Apple Books
506 Clement St.
7PM
May 19 Portland Show & Tell Gallery
Three Friends Coffeehouse
SE 12th and Ash
7PM
May 20 Seattle The Project Room
1315 E. Pine Street
7PM
May 2014 Washington, D.C. Locations TBD
May 29-31 New York, NY BookExpo America (BEA)
Javits Center
635 W. 34th St.
Booth #660
9AM - 5PM
June 2 Columbus Kafe Kerouac
2250 North High St.
8PM
June 4 Cleveland Visible Voice Bookstore
1023 Kenilworth Ave
Time TBD
June 2014 Boston Locations TBD
June 7-8 Chicago Chicago Printers Row Literary Festival
 

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