Gacy’s Cursed Painting

November 22nd, 2005 | researchmaterial

“I just want to get rid of it,” said musician Nikki Stone about the late serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s signed self-portrait of his terrifying alter ego, “Pogo the Clown.”

Since he plunked down $3,000 in 2001 to buy the framed oil from national murderabilia merchant Arthur Rosenblatt, Stone said his beloved dog has died and his mother found out she had cancer. When a friend offered to store the painting at his house, the friend’s neighbor was killed in a car crash. A second friend who kept the painting for Stone attempted suicide…


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