Some people will spend big bucks in serial killer memorabilia, others love collecting the late Nazi party leader’s paintings.
And now four of Hitlers paintings are up for bid via auction today at the Ludlow Racecourse in Shropshire, England. Each of the works is signed and two are dated in the early 1900s. Each is expected to fetch between $6,000 and $9,000, according to the Shropshire Star.
“We have sold [Hitler’s] paintings in previous sales, ranging between £600 and £1200 ($800 and $1,500),” Ben Jones, a consultant for Mullock’s Specialist Auctioneers and Valuers, the company auctioning the paintings next week, told The Post. “We offer all sorts of items — some with darker history than others — and for whatever reason, it is these items that attract most attention.”
The notorious mass murderer is said to have created 2,000-3,000 drawings, watercolors and paintings over his lifetime.
Scenes depicted in this lot include a village street scene, an Alpine bouquet with edelweiss, the town gate at Durnstein in Hitler’s native Austria and a still life showing a clock, fruit and flowers.
Subject matter aside, the high prices commanded are more for notoriety than for talent.
“They are not good paintings at all, they are very ordinary,” Kenneth Rendell, the founder and director of the Museum of World War II, told the publication. “There’s no life to them. I think they’re very good at illustrating more of what Hitler was really like.”
Check out a few of his painting below.