John Wayne Gacy Complete “Hi Ho” Series
Hi Ho…Hi Ho…we are very excited to bring you the entire “Hi Ho” series paintings by serial killer John Wayne Gacy. For those who don’t know, Gacy loved to paint Disney characters, especially the Seven Dwarves. It is widely believed that the Hi Ho paintings were all somehow related to his crimes. Gacy represents “Doc” the older dwarf and the boy dwarves represent his victims. While Gacy never came out and stated this, it is easy to see how a bunch of shovel wielding dwarves could possibly be interpreted to digging graves in a crawl space.
The “Hi Ho” series consists of five different paintings; Hi Ho in the Mine, Hi Ho in the Fall, Hi Ho in the Spring, Hi Ho Around the Campfire, and Hi Ho in the Winter. He only painted between 30-50 of each, so they are extremely rare and hard to find. All of the ones in this collection are in excellent shape considering their age.
“Hi Ho in the Mine”- The first of the Hi Ho series. Painted on a 16x20 inch Fredric canvas panel. This painting is signed three times. Once on the front in paint, and twice on the back. It is number 413, and dated 4/28/87. There is a note reading “I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I enjoyed doing it for you. Best wishes, John Wayne Gacy 1987”
“Hi Ho in the Fall”- This vibrant and colorful painting perfectly depicts the wonderful season of autumn. Most of the Hi Ho paintings were done on 16x20 inch canvases. But this rare one was done on a larger 18x24inch Morilla canvas panel. It is signed once on the front in paint, and titled and numbered oil #751-14.
“Hi Ho in the Spring”- Perhaps the most rare of all of the paintings in this particular collection, this was the very first “Hi Ho in the Spring” painting that Gacy ever did! The mountain and lake scene are beautifully done, giving off some serious Bob Ross vibes. This painting is also on an 18x24 inch canvas. The front is signed in paint, and the back is titled, dated numbered and signed. The note on the back of the painting, addressed to his Nephew, reads “Larry, Happy Birthday. Since you like being #1, I decided to give you the first one of the new Hi Ho. Best wishes, John.” It is dated 5/6/88. Oil #579-1
“Hi Ho Around the Campfire”- This painting features the 7 little men sitting around a beautifully painted campfire, listening to Doc talk about something. Maybe his crimes of killing 33 men and boys? We may never know, but one thing we do know is that this is one of the most iconic paintings of the entire series. A unique and creepy note on the back reads “Barry, The little men are my favorites as they show the many moods of life in their names and faces. Enjoy life, good health. John W Gacy. It is signed on the front in paint and the back is titled, numbered and dated. Oil #954-3. 1990. 16x20
“Hi Ho in the Winter”- Easily my favorite of the entire series, Hi Ho in he winter depicts a magical winter scene with the seven little men skating on a frozen stream. The blue, purple and white oil paint all contrast each other perfectly and make a quite incredible painting. This was the last of the Hi Ho paintings, done in 1992. It makes one wonder what would have been next if he wasn’t executed just a couple years later. This 16x20 painting is signed three times. The note on the back reads “Enjoy this painting as much as I enjoyed doing it for you. Best wishes. John W Gacy.” Oil #1486-31
This collection will only be sold as a collection and I will not sell them separately. It took many years for me to find all five paintings, and I am one of the few people in the world who have all five. The entire collection comes with a COA.