Halloween is upon us! It is a time for trick-or-treating, costume parties, pumpkin carving—and, of course, spooky art. To mark the occasion, we at Artnet Gallery Network have scoured thousands of artworks to find the spookiest, scariest, most spine-chilling pieces available. Inspired by the uncanny and the macabre, the works below feature a hair-raising cast of creepy creatures from spiders and witches to monsters and skeletons.
To keep the Halloween theme going, browse Artnet Gallery Network for hundreds more other artworks that inspire the fright and terror of All Hallows’ Eve.
Deming King Harriman, (2021). Courtesy of Deep Space Gallery, Jersey City.
Daniel Frasnay, (1950). Courtesy of Galerie Julian Sander, Cologne.
Megan Dominescu, (2021). Courtesy of Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest.
Christian Jankowski, (2018). Courtesy of Galería Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca.
Louise Bourgeois, Untitled (Spider and Snake) (2003). Courtesy of Composition Gallery, Tbilisi.
Stikki Peaches, (2022). Courtesy of Taglialatella Galleries, New York, Paris, Palm Beach, Toronto.
Andy Warhol, Myths: The Witch II.261 (1981). Courtesy of Hamilton-Selway Fine Art, West Hollywood.
Robert Combas, (2021). Courtesy of Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris.
Francis Bacon, (1978). Courtesy of Van der Vorst – Art, Zeist.
Peter Hujar, Ethyl Eichelberger as Nefertiti (III) (1979). Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.