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Tacony Dungeon’ suspect’s art, letters for sale online – New York Metro News

// October 6th, 2014 // No Comments » // Links, News, Press, Serial Killer

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by Sam Newhouse – Published: October 2, 2014

“It’s known as “murderabilia” —the sale of the letters, possessions and mementos of famous criminals to collectors.

“I will be the first to admit that I am a ‘modern day smut peddler,’” said Kelly Hutchison, a San Diego artist who runs DarkVomit.com, a True Crime Museum and Prison Art Gallery, where the Weston collection is being sold, via email.

Hutchison won’t say how much he paid, which are for sale for $65 to $85 each.

He said a “pen pal” of Weston’s who is studying social services at college sold him the letters — which Weston purportedly wrote and sent from prison within the last few months, along with drawings.

One shows Jesus. Another shows one of the Seven Dwarfs masturbating.

“I do find the art and letters of Linda’s to be quite fascinating,” Hutchison said. “Her handwriting is childlike and her writing is very erratic. The drawings that she includes with her letters do not make any sense and they are so bizarre and weird.”

Weston’s defense attorney, Patricia McKinney, criticized the sale.

“No matter how low the bar is set for capitalizing on the mentally ill, it doesn’t surprise me that someone is always willing to go lower,” McKinney said. “It’s also interesting that there is no way of authenticating these at all.”

Weston and three others, including her daughter, were arrested in October 2011 after four adults were found captive in their basement, as well as Weston’s niece, whom she was fostering for DHS.

Weston is charged with murder for the deaths of two mentally disabled women whom she allegedly kept captive at other locations.

She is pleading insanity, but the feds say she masterminded the scheme for profit. Prosecutors are considering seeking the death penalty against Weston…”

MORE AT:

http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/local/2014/10/02/dungeon-suspects-art-letters-sale-online/

Artwork of accused killer for sale – Philadelphia Daily News

// October 6th, 2014 // No Comments » // Links, News, Press, Serial Killer

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BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer – October 03, 2014

“MOST PEOPLE might know Linda Weston by the crimes she’s accused of: kidnapping and torturing mentally vulnerable adults, even killing two, in a decade of depravity that ended in 2011 after her landlord discovered her Tacony house of horrors and alerted police.

But Kelly Hutchison thinks she should be known for her artwork. 

The San Diego-based artist is selling several letters and illustrations Weston created, including one of Jesus and another of Snow White beside a masturbating dwarf…”

( http://www.darkvomit.com/index.php?searchStr=WESTON&act=viewCat )

 

http://articles.philly.com/2014-10-03/news/54565898_1_linda-weston-andy-kahan-murderabilia

8 Infamous Killers Who Were Also Brilliant Artists

// June 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // Links, News, Press, Serial Killer

8 Infamous Killers Who Were Also Brilliant Artists
by Kristen Duvall – June 10, 2014

     “Murderabilia” is defined as collectibles related to murders, murderers, or other violent crimes. And despite the obviously morbid nature of the industry, it’s a booming business. Some prized “murderabilia” might include crime scene photos, or perhaps something owned by a famous serial killer. But sometimes, these items can be a bit more creative. That’s because many famous killers had other hobbies besides murdering people, and in some of these cases, their hobbies were of the artistic variety.

      Artists often have the reputation of being ‘tortured’, an idea that suggests they’re beleaguered by the pressures of their creative spirit. But what if an artist externalised that pain in more than just their work? The artists we’re discussing here were not just tortured; they were responsible for the torture of countless others.

      Some of the art work produced by these killers was actually pretty good. But don’t take our word for it; see for yourself, as we present you the impressive art work created by 8 infamous killers…

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#4 …Charles Ng

      Charles Ng and his partner-in-crime Leonard Lake are believed to have been responsible for 11-25 deaths that involved the torture and rape of their victims that included women, men, and even babies. They even videotaped some of their brutal exploits, creating snuff films of their crimes. Lake killed himself with cyanide when arrested, but Ng is was sentenced to death. He currently sits on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California.

       While in prison, Ng has taken a correspondence course in art, and murder memorabilia site, Dark Vomit, has auctioned off several of his origami butterflies…

More at:
http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/8-infamous-killers-who-were-also-brilliant-artists/5/

“How sick do you have to be to buy something like this?” – New York Daily News

// June 2nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Links, News, Press, Serial Killer

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           “A peculiar item recently came up for sale on a website that caters to people who collect things created, owned, or even just touched by murderers. It was a pair of plain white panties, with the name Dana Sue Gray and a number, W76776, scrawled at the crotch. The asking price was $250.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/justice-story-dana-sue-gray-article-1.1810400

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http://www.darkvomit.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=333

www.DarkVomit.com

Baseball Hall of Fame – Ty Cobb …work in progress

// April 24th, 2014 // No Comments » // News, Uncategorized

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“Ty Cobb” ( #01 ) – oil on canvas panel  10″ x 20″ – April 2014
( private collection – commission series )

tycobbpainting2www.KellyHutchison.com

What’s Christmas without a card from a convicted killer? ( Joliet Patch – Illinois )

// March 25th, 2014 // No Comments » // Links, News, Press, Serial Killer

Not on Joliet Mass Murderer Milton Johnson’s Xmas Card List?
Buy His Holiday Greeting on ‘Dark Vomit’

http://www.darkvomit.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=785miltonjohnsonjoliet

       “If your holiday felt less-than-happy without a greeting card card from Milton Johnson—the man convicted of the Pottery Shop Massacre in Joliet and of killing an Emden man as he slept in a car parked on Interstate 55, you can buy one now through the murder memorabilia website Dark Vomit…”

http://joliet.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/not-on-joliet-mass-murderer-milton-johnsons-xmas-card-list-buy-his-holiday-greeting-on-dark-vomit

New art additions at www.KellyHutchison.com…

// March 6th, 2014 // No Comments » // Links, News, Uncategorized

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Winter in San Diego – Madison – 04 Pin-Up Girl – Oil Painting…$475.00
Winter in San Diego ( Madison #4 ) – 10 x 20 canvas print….$70.00 SALE!
The Tattooed Lady ( Lala #8 ) – 10 x 20 canvas print (2014)..$70.00 SALE!

www.KellyHutchison.com

“The Tattooed Lady” ( Lala #08 ) – work in progress.

// February 15th, 2014 // No Comments » // News, Uncategorized

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“The Tattooed Lady” ( Lala #08 ) – oil on canvas panel  12″ x 24″ – Feb. 2014

www.KellyHutchison.com

Yellow Journalism of Bryan Denson – good pal to Andy Kahan.

// January 27th, 2014 // No Comments » // News, Press, Serial Killer

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       Recently a slew of articles about the subject of “murderabilia” were published by Bryan Denson of the Oregonian. 

       Some of these articles, include victims rights advocate, Andy Kahan’s ”top 6 picks” of the “murderabilia” industry —  “Top 6 Ghastly ‘murderabilia’ items cited by victims advocate Andy Kahan” 

      Besides the new information described within the new bill introduced in Congress… — the articles are no different than the thousands of other articles written on the subject matter.

      It should also be no surprise that the writer of the articles is also an old friend of Andy Kahan’s.

–via Andy Kahan’s facebook page.

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        …what is even more insulting. Is that Bryan Denson claims to be a “champion of the first amendment”.

On his moral high ground, he explains,

         “The Oregonian doesn’t profit from telling you about these sales any more than it would while keeping you informed that JFK was assassinated, man walked on the moon, and the stock market fell 300 points last Friday.”

…bullshit.

Bryan Denson of the Oregonian is a Yellow Journalist.