In a new play by Toby Schmitz, a twice-rejected art school applicant rises to political power through the use of charm, cunning and violence.
From there, he declares merciless war on ‘cultural disintegration’, ordering an aesthetic purge of the entartete Künstler – the ‘degenerate artists’ – and their work.
As a result, between 1933 and 1945 one fifth of all artworks in Europe – valued at billions of dollars – are looted by, or have their sale coerced by, the Nazis.
Schmitz directs this Australian premiere. Septimus Caton, Guy Edmonds, Giles Gartrell-Mills, Megan O’Connell, Henry Nixon and Rupert Reid feature.