JUST NOT ON! Art by killer clown who in­spired hor­ror hit sells for mega cash

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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.”

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