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.
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.
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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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.