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Day 16: Jack Kevorkian

By Sam Reeve

At the suggestion of one of our readers, I checked out the art of Jack Kevorkian, aka Doctor Death. I liked what I saw of his paintings, but then I was a mega fan after seeing this:

Jack is most famous for his advocacy of euthanasia. He assisted many terminally ill patients in committing suicide and spent time in jail because of it. Dr. Kevorkian was born in Michigan in 1928 and died just this past summer. He even invented a suicide machine, called a thanatron, that would release the chemicals required to kill the patient quickly and painlessly.

His art is pretty twisted, especially the baby-stomping Santa. Enjoy!

5 responses

  1. Kevin Shamel

    Wow. Rock it, Dr. Death!

    December 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm

  2. Scott Emerson

    Yes! Hadn’t seen the baby-stomping Santa before. That’ll be next year’s Christmas card.

    December 16, 2011 at 9:01 pm

  3. Wow, never realized that the cover for Acid Bath’s Paegan Terrorism Tactics was painted by Dr. Death! We learn something new every day.

    December 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

  4. Pingback: Month of Weird Art: Artist Roundup « Bizarro Central

  5. Jess Gulbranson

    January 5, 2012 at 9:04 am

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