Jack Kevorkian is without question one of the most controversial figures in American medical history, oftentimes referred to by the moniker 'Dr. Death.' Kevorkian rose to infamy in the 1990s when he offered assisted-suicide services to deathly ill patients, and it's said that he provided that service for well over 100 people.
What you may not know about Jack Kevorkian is that he was also an artist, with his oil paintings almost always reflecting the macabre qualities of his unique line of work. Now, three years after his death, a handful of those paintings are on display and up for grabs at West Hollywood's Gallerie Sparta, alongside the device he created to usher ailing patients into the afterlife (above).
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the intravenous drip device is called the Thanatron, and it currently sits on a pedestal in the gallery, flanked by a dozen of Kevorkian's gruesome paintings. The Thanatron injected patients with a lethal cocktail of fluids, ending their pain and suffering, and the bidding starts at $25,000. As for the paintings, they're priced from between $10,000 and $42,000.
Head over to Gallerie Sparta's website to learn more, and see more of Kevorkian's art.