Mandel Lands ‘Two-Fisted Art’ Rights

Howie Mandel is considering making a movie of the life of late Colorado painter and performance artist Denny Dent, whose frantic painting style was dubbed “Two-Fisted Art Attack.” Dent died of kidney and heart complications in March 2004 at the age of 55.

“I bought the rights to his life. Hopefully, (it’ll be a ) film,” Mandel told Entertainment Weekly.

The performance artist was dubbed “rock ‘n’ roll painter” because he’d crank up the rock music while holding three paint brushes in each hand and splattering paint on a six-foot canvas. He appeared at a variety of venues including Pollstar‘s Concert Industry Awards in Southern California 10 years ago.

Dent’s legacy includes portraits of Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Charlie Chaplin, Pope John Paul II and Martin Luther King Jr., to name a few.