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!