Creepy artwork painted by ‘killer clown’ discovered in the British home

John Wayne Gacy was on the verge of death in the 90s when he drew several eerie oil paintings depicting a scary clown with a skull face, Jesus Christ and the Seven Dwarfs

The pieces are said to give a frightening insight into Gacy's crooked mind
The pieces are said to give a frightening insight into Gacy’s crooked mind

A set of spooky fairy tales painted by a ‘killer clown’ has been discovered in a British home and could bring thousands to auction.

John Wayne Gacy, the deadly American serial killer, was on the verge of death in the 90s when he drew several sinister oil paintings, including a scary skull-clown clown, Jesus Christ and the Seven Dwarfs.

Remarkably, the paintings have been discovered in a dusty old cupboard on a property in the West Midlands after the owners died – leaving the son shocked to find the spooky paintings, LeicestershireLive reported.

The pieces, which are signed by Gacy, provide a frightening insight into the crooked mind of one of America’s most deadly serial killers.







John Wayne Gacy assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 boys and young men between 1972 and 1978.
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The scary clown was found in a closet in the West Midlands
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Gacy, the inspiration for Stephen King’s horror hit ‘It’, sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago.

His twisted crimes are currently the subject of a Netflix series ‘Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes’.

It has been described by some viewers as one of the most disturbing documentaries ever made, while others said they were left “sick in the stomach” when they saw the show.

Gacy was sentenced to death and killed by lethal injection in May 1994 after confessing to 33 murders.







The American serial killer wrote several different scary paintings, including The Seven Dwarfs
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He worked as an entertainer at children’s birthdays while dressed as ‘Pogo The Clown’, which led to him being christened ‘the killer clown’.

He often promised victims alcohol and drugs to win their trust – but he would handcuff them before killing them at his home on West Summerdale Avenue.

A total of 29 bodies were discovered by police buried under his property, while other bodies were disposed of in the Des Plaines River as he ran out of room.

Gacy began painting behind bars while awaiting execution, and in 1994, his lawyer auctioned off his artwork.

Some of it was bought and destroyed in a bonfire in which hundreds of people attended, including some family members of Gacy’s victims.







The serial killer signed all his oil paintings
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Other paintings have created controversy by being exhibited in galleries across America, but it is said to be rare to find them in the UK.

The spooky artwork will now be sold by Mullock’s Auctioneers in Shropshire, where they are expected to bring in up to £ 4,950 at an online auction on Thursday.

Ben Jones, a consultant at Mullock’s Auctioneers, said: “These special paintings all come from the same home.

“They were bought by the sellers’ parents many years ago and simply left in the house for decades.

“When the parents died, they were found in the closet without further details or papers as to where or when they were purchased.

“The seller had no idea the parents had them, so was a little surprised when they came across them.

“He thought they might have been bought when his parents toured the United States. Gacy’s art can be found widely in America, but it is rare to find his paintings here.







The paintings were found in a closet with no further details or papers on where or when they were purchased
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Jesus Christ was one of his oil paintings
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“I’ve seen a Snow White theme before, titled ‘Hi Ho,’ but this winter scene is not something we’ve come across before, and it could be quite unique.

“They are quite fascinating, but of course they are incredibly scary when they know what this man did.

“We wish we knew a little more about their origins, but it’s a bit of a mystery how these paintings came over here and ended up in a closet for so long.

“We have had previous paintings produced by serial killers who have sold that follow such goods, and they can often be desired.

“In many cases, it’s a different kind of investment, as these goods can increase in value over time.”

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