View Billy Milligan's artwork as featured in Netflix's Monster Inside

Amber Peake September 23, 2021

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Netflix released its latest crime documentary, Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces Of Billy Milligan, yesterday. Now true-crime fans are curious to know more about Billy Milligan’s artwork that featured in the show.

Billy Milligan’s artwork featured in new Netflix series

Netflix documentary Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces Of Billy Milligan explores the life and criminal case of Billy Milligan, whose 1977 trial caught the nation’s attention after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity on nine criminal charges after being diagnosed with multiple personality disorder.

Milligan, then aged 22, was charged with the kidnap, robbery and rape of three women on or around Ohio State campus. On 4 December 1978, Milligan was found not guilty by reason of insanity on all nine charges.

Milligan was the first defendant found not guilty by reason of insanity on the basis of multiple personality disorder.

The four-part series, which was added to Netflix yesterday (Wednesday, 22 September), looks at the 24 personalities Milligan claimed to have had as well as his troubled life.

Milligan demonstrated his various personalities through drawings and paintings, which viewers are introduced to throughout the series. Following the release of the docu-series, some viewers are curious to know more about his artwork.

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Billy Milligan’s different personalities and their artwork

As mentioned in the documentary, Billy Milligan expressed his multiple personalities through art. Each ‘personality’ had an individual art style.

Several of his personalities, including ‘Allen’, ‘Danny’, ‘Tommy’ and ‘Ragen’, became known for their artistic abilities across different subjects and mediums.

Allen, who was described as a “talented artist“, painted and drew some of Milligan’s other personalities such as Arthur, David and Christine.

As seen in the picture below, Milligan would sign artwork with a different signature depending on which personality was ‘behind the work’.

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According to Oxegen True Crime, Milligan sold his paintings while on a psychiatric ward and continued painting until 2014, when he died aged 59 from cancer.

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How much is his artwork worth today?

Before his death, Billy Milligan is reported to have sold his paintings for thousands of dollars. There isn’t much information online regarding how much his artwork sold for but in 2012 some of his art was valued at between $3,000 and $8,000.

With the release of Netflix’s Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces Of Billy Milligan, the value of his art could potentially increase.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.