JOHN W. GACY SIGNED ORGINAL DRAWING, "John W. Gacy, Bela Lugosi", 5 x 8, detailed pen and ink sketch of the movie monster, Dracula, completed on death row, by the notorious, Chicago area, serial killer. In fine condition.
John Wayne Gacy (1942-94) was an American serial killer who raped, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois. All of Gacy's known murders were committed inside his Chicago, IL, Norwood Park ranch house. Gacy became known as the "Killer Clown" because of his charitable services at fund-raising events, parades, and children's parties where he would dress as "Pogo the Clown" or "Patches the Clown", characters that he had created. Convicted of 33 murders, Gacy was sentenced to death on March 13, 1980 for 12 of those murders. Isolated in his prison cell, Gacy began to paint. The subjects Gacy painted varied, although many were of clowns, some of which depicted himself as "Pogo". Many of his paintings have been displayed at exhibitions; others have been sold at various auctions. He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center on May 10, 1994.