Location: Arts Factory, Las Vegas
Date: May, 2011
Before the "killer clown" called John Wayne Gacy was put to death in 1996, he produced a number of paintings from his jail cell. His attorney auctioned off most of this work, and some of it burned in a public bonfire. When Westley Myles of the Arts Factory in Las Vegas announced a benefit sale of the remaining pieces, leaders of the National Center for Victims of Crime attacked the planned charity show that would benefit their own charity. In May 2011, the exhibition went on display at Myles' gallery, creating a conversation about the binary of artist morality and the responsibility to the victims of Gacy's crimes.