Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s art, belongings to be sold

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DETROIT (AP).- Paintings, writings and the iconic blue sweater of assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian are going up for auction, his attorney and close friend said Friday. Lawyer Mayer Morganroth said the late pathologist’s artwork and items will be sold in late October at the New York Institute of Technology. Scheduled for auction are more than 20 paintings, Kevorkian’s art kit and the sweaters he became known for donning during his high-profile assistance in the suicides of dozens of people in the 1990s. Many of the paintings depict death or dying, and are often intended to provoke or disturb. One of those up for auction is entitled “Genocide,” and features a bloody head being dangled by the hair and held by the hands of two soldiers. One wears a German military uniform from World War II and the other a Turkish uniform from World War I. Morganroth said Kevorkian wanted to depict the mass killings of Armenians