Illustrations by Scots serial killer Dennis Nilson have been used in two new artworks including a picture of the murderer’s own LIPS.
Artist Paul Hartnett spent a decade corresponding with the murderer, who is serving life for killing at least 12 men and boys.
The controversial writer and photographer who publishes under the name P-P Hartnett will release Full Screen and Ferris Wheel Kiss in August.
A print of Nilsen’s lips included in a print sent from him to Hartnett has been used as artwork for Ferris Wheel Kiss, an LP featuring Hartnett speaking about “sex monsters”.
Nilson’s felt-tip sketch of a “beast” illustrates Full Screen, a collection of writings Hartnett describes as “thought grenades”.
Hartnett, 56, has come under fire in the past after using tape recordings of sexual assaults by Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, played at their trial in 1966.
They appeared in a scene in Hartnett’s book Call Me, a work made up of replies to contact ads.
His publicists at the time denied knowing that the Moors Murder tapes had been used in the book.
Hartnett, of Haworth, West Yorkshire, said of his latest project: “I’m trying to shine a light into areas that are usually kept dark.”
Nilsen, 69, was born in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire and was convicted of six murders and two attempted murders, carried out in London between 1978 and 1983.
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