Creepy artwork painted by ‘killer clown’ discovered inside UK home

John Wayne Gacy was on death row during the 90s when he drew several sinister oil paintings which depicts a terrifying skull-faced clown, Jesus Christ and The Seven Dwarfs

The pieces are said to provide a chilling insight into the warped mind of Gacy
The pieces are said to provide a chilling insight into the warped mind of Gacy

A set of creepy fairytale artworks painted by a ‘killer clown’ have been discovered in a UK home and could fetch thousands at auction.

John Wayne Gacy, the deadly American serial killer, was on death row during the 90s when he drew several sinister oil paintings including a terrifying skull-faced clown, Jesus Christ and The Seven Dwarfs.

Remarkably, the paintings have been discovered in a dusty old cupboard at a property in the West Midlands after the owners died – which left the son stunned to make the discovery of the creepy paintings, Leicestershire Live reported.

The pieces, which are signed by Gacy, provide a chilling insight into the warped mind of one of the USA’s most deadliest serial killers.







John Wayne Gacy sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 boys and young men between 1972 and 1978
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The terrifying clown was found in a cupboard in the West Midlands
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Gacy, the inspiration for Stephen King’s hit horror ‘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 to the stomach” watching the show.

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







The American serial killer penned several different sinister paintings including The Seven Dwarfs
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He worked as an entertainer at children’s birthday parties while dressed as ‘Pogo The Clown’, leading him to be dubbed the ‘killer clown’.

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

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

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

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







The serial killer signed all of his oil paintings
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Other paintings have caused controversy by being exhibited in galleries across America but it said to be rare to find them in Britain.

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

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

“They were purchased by the vendors parents many years ago and simply left in the house for decades.

“When the parents passed away, they were found in the cupboard, with no further details or paperwork as to where or when they were purchased.

“The vendor had no idea the parents had them so was a little surprised when they did come across them.

“I believed they could have been purchased when his parents toured the USA. Gacy’s artwork can be found quite widely in America but it is rare to find his paintings here.







The paintings were found in a cupboard, with no further details or paperwork as to where or when they were purchased
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Jesus Christ was one of his oil paintings
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“I have seen a Snow White-themed one entitled ‘Hi Ho’ before but this winter scene is not something we have come across before and could be rather unique.

“They are quite fascinating but are, of course, incredibly sinister knowing what this man did.

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

“We have had previous paintings produced by serial killers which have sold, there is a following for such items and they can often be desired.

“It is in many instances another form of investment as these items can appreciate in value over time.”

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