Photo: Courtesy David W. Streets
The artwork and some personal items of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the assisted suicide advocate who earned the nickname Dr. Death, will hit the auction block at the end of October, according to the Observer (via CBS Detroit).Dr. Kevorkian, who died in June of a blood clot, was an artist as well as a medical practitioner—the auction, scheduled for Oct. 27 and 28 at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan—will feature 13 of his oil paintings.
Dr. Kevorkian’s paintings, which, unsurprisingly, deal heavily with the subject of death, have risen significantly in value since he passed away.
Prints that once sold for $250 now sell for twice that, a gallery owner who has sold some of his works told CBS Detroit.
And while there’s no official estimate as to what the original paintings could sell for, the gallery owner said she was offered $100,000 for one during a 1994 exhibit.
But the physician’s works of art are not the only items up for auction. The sale will also include his blue sweater, personal papers and famous “death machine,” according to David W. Streets, the gallery handling the estate.
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