The Art of John Wayne Gacy

WU readers are surely familiar with John Wayne Gacy, if only because his middle name is Wayne. Convicted of at least 33 murders. He liked to dress as Pogo the Clown at charity events. Executed in 1994. And (what I didn't know) is that he took up art while in prison. He liked to paint Disney characters, clowns, and skulls.

According to Wikipedia: "Exhibitions of Gacy's artwork have been held since the 1980s and continue to be held. Gacy dismissed criticism that he was permitted to keep money from the sale of his paintings, claiming his artwork was intended 'to bring joy into people's lives'."

A prison guard displaying Gacy's painting (titled "Hi-Ho Hi-Ho")

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Feb 01, 2012
     Category: Art | Clowns | Crime

Paint by numbers CRAP by a MASS MURDERER is NOT art!! :coolmad:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 02/01/12 at 01:35 PM
If there's someone out there connected to "the other side" let Walt know that this fool is messing with his work.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/01/12 at 01:48 PM
There must be some truth in the belief that clowns are evil.

Q: What's the temperature in John Wayne Gacy's basement?

A: 26 below.
Posted by KDP on 02/01/12 at 03:37 PM
@KDP So true! Also I love me a Bad joke and that one is so bad it's GREAT!! :lol: :lol:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 02/01/12 at 06:00 PM
The proceeds from the sale of his artwork should, both then and now go into a fund for the families of his victims. Bring joy into people's lives my ass.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/01/12 at 09:22 PM
Jeez. Even if I didn't know who did that "painting", I would still find it creepy.

If you read his horrible life history in that link, you'll realize it would have been surprising if he had turned out even slightly normal.
Posted by Harvey on 02/01/12 at 10:38 PM
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