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…
#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…