"Dwarf Baseball" was commissioned directly from John W. Gacy just months before his execution. President Nixon and the Hall of Fame MLB Baseball Players did not know John W. Gacy was the artist behind this rendition of the Dwarfs from Snow White as the Chicago Cubs.
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|Artist||John Wayne Gacy|
|Type||Oil Painting; Autographed/Signed Sports|
|Dimensions||18" × 24"|
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Associated Press, 'Sale of Chicago serial killer's art draws protests'
"Some paintings by executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy are being displayed this month at an antiques store in Palm Beach County, despite the objections of some who say the profit from selling the art is "blood money."
In all, 19 paintings - ranging from a $195 image of a bird to a $9,500 depiction of dwarfs playing baseball against the Chicago Cubs - are for sale. The collection represents about one-tenth of the Gacy paintings collected by Steve Koschal, a Lantana celebrity autograph expert who corresponded with Gacy during the final four years of his incarceration in Illinois."
"In the months following Gacy's execution many of his paintings were auctioned. Nineteen were sold by autograph dealer Steve Koschal, who had commissioned many of them directly from Gacy. Selling prices ranged from $195 for an acrylic painting of a bird to $9,500 for a painting depicting cartoon characters resembling Disney's Seven Dwarfs playing baseball against the Chicago Cubs. The baseball painting had been autographed by numerous members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, though Koschel admitted that the signers had not been told the identity of the painter. Some were bought so that they could be destroyed: 25 paintings were burned in June 1994 in Naperville, Illinois, at a communal bonfire attended by approximately 300 people, including family members of nine of Gacy's victims."
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Death Row Art Show Facebook Post (5/25/2015) about "Dwarf Baseball"
From my private collection, John Wayne Gacy's 'Dwarf Baseball' painting.
While in prison Gacy painted this adorable little gem featuring Disney's Seven Dwarfs playing baseball against the Chicago Cubs. The original owner of this piece, art dealer Stephen Koschal then went around to autograph conventions and got a bunch of Hall of Fame baseball players including Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ernie Banks and even President Richard Nixon to sign it, never telling them who painted it.
'Dwarfs Baseball' previously hung at the Crime Museum in Washington, DC and is one of Gacy's most famous paintings. It now hangs in my house with the all the others.
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