“The Chair”....artist to be determined
3:00 AM; CSIS interrogation room B: GNAY sits handcuffed across from two officers. This small acrylic, on a hand stretched canvas, sits on a table between them.
Good Cop: Good morning Mr. GNAY, I love your work. We found this buried in your garage. Did you paint this?
GNAY: It looks familiar. I had a Still-Life period, about 20 years ago.
Bad Cop: Take a closer look scumbag! Officer jumps up and slams GNAY’s face onto the canvas. It looks a lot like a painting that went missing from the Van Gogh Museum three years ago.
GNAY: Upon closer inspection, it definitely is my work. A synthesis of styles. His chair and palette plus my…
Bad Cop: Cut the hippie art crap! Officer rubs GNAY’s now bleeding face on the rough canvas. I’ll ask you again – who painted this?
GNAY: trembling. Vincent van Gogh?
Bad Cop: Right answer, scumbag.
Good Cop: Could I have one of your business cards please?