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Serial Killer Art Exhibits

A Las Vegas Art Gallery is Displaying the Art of John Wayne Gacy

— May 19, 2011 — Pop Culture
Well-known serial killer John Wayne Gacy was one of the worst the world has ever seen. Also known as Pogo the Clown or Killer Clown, this rancid man brutally murdered 33 teenage boys. Many may not have known, but Gacy was also a bit of an artist, and before his conviction and death, he painted a series of over 70 artworks.

A Las Vegas art gallery gained possession of the Gacy’s artworks and decided to hold an exhibit for the selling of his controversial pieces. The paintings are priced between $2000 - $5000 and feature designs of clowns, celebrities and other serial killers.

Although it was noted highly controversial, all the profits for the paintings sold will go to the National Center for Victims of Crime to help those in need.
Trend Themes
1. Controversial Art Exhibits - This trend presents an opportunity for artists and galleries to explore provocative and taboo subjects in order to challenge societal norms.
2. Dark Tourism - This trend offers the tourism industry a chance to cater to morbid curiosity by showcasing exhibits related to infamous crimes and individuals.
3. Social Impact Art - This trend highlights the power of art to generate awareness and support for important social causes.
Industry Implications
1. Art Galleries - Art galleries can tap into this trend by curating exhibits featuring controversial and unconventional artworks that garner public attention and intrigue.
2. Crime and Punishment Museums - Museums dedicated to crime and punishment can leverage this trend by showcasing artwork and artifacts related to infamous criminals, offering visitors a unique and immersive experience.
3. Non-profit Organizations - Non-profit organizations focused on supporting crime victims and raising awareness about crime prevention can benefit from collaboration with controversial art exhibits that contribute to fundraising efforts.
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