1987

Tower of Crime
Tower of Crime

Tower of Crime is a metal structure filled with True Crime books from my private collection. I have been collecting books on serial killers and criminals worldwide for many years, but especially in Britain and the United States where this type of book is much more widely published than in Belgium. The tower is as tall as myself (175 cm). Two padlocks make the enclosed books inaccessible.

Tower of Crime includes along may others: Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown (with whom Devos corresponded), Charles Manson, Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, Leopold & Loeb, John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place, Dennis Nilsen aka Killing for Company, David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, Ian Brady & Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderers, Henri Désiré Landru aka Barbe Bleue, Mary Bell aka Child from Hell, Carl Panzram, Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, The Zodiac Killer, Edward Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, as well as the non-fiction novel ‘In Cold Blood’ by American author Truman Capote. 


Metal, padlocks and True Crime books, 175cm x 20cm x 12cm.
Collection of Frank Heirman.


Shown at:
  • In Memory of Ed Gein in Ruimte Morguen, Antwerpen, Belgium, 1987.
  • The Collector in S&S Galerie, Borgerhout, Belgium, 2015.
  • Fantastic Voyage through the Body of an Artist in Kiosk, Gent, Belgium, 2024.
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