JUST NOT ON! Art by killer clown who inspired horror hit sells for mega cash
PAINTINGS by the real-life killer clown who inspired Stephen King’s are set to fetch thousands at a UK auction.
The pictures – by serial killer John Wayne Gacy – could change hands for up to £7,000 EACH at the sale.
A number of chilling pictures even feature Pogo the Clown – the evil alter-ego Gacy used to lure children and young men before raping and killing them.
Dubbed the killer clown, Gacy worked as a children’s entertainer and murdered at least 33 teenage boys in Cook County, Illinois.
He plied them alcohol and drugs in an attempt to gain their trust – but he would handcuff them before taking their lives at his home, where the majority of his victims were buried.
Gacy confessed to his crimes in December SICKO’S SALE: Pogo the Clown pic by killer Gacy, who inspired movie 1978 and was executed by lethal injection in May 1994.
The auction is set to take place on October 15 at Mullock’s auctioneers in Shropshire. Other grisly items on sale include memorabilia from Henry Lee Lucas, who claims to have killed more than 3,000 people, Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Strangler who killed 11, and a handwritten note from murderer Ted Bundy.
Estimates suggest the 26 items from the twisted criminals will rake in a staggering £39,662.
Ben Jones, consultant at Mullock’s said: “We are aware that there are collectors of this type of material across the world and do appreciate that this is a sensitive subject.”