Blood paintings by Pete Doherty on sale at Cob Gallery

07:16 08 May 2012

Detail on a piece of artwork entitled Ladylike, by rocker Pete Doherty which includes a self portrait by Amy Winehouse, drawn in her own blood

Detail on a piece of artwork entitled Ladylike, by rocker Pete Doherty which includes a self portrait by Amy Winehouse, drawn in her own blood

Art works created by junkie rocker Pete Doherty, including pieces created with his own blood, are to go under the hammer at auction.

A collection of paintings, trinkets, clothes and guitars belonging to the 33-year-old will go on sale on Friday at the Cob Gallery in London, where the works were recently exhibited as ‘On Blood: A Portrait of the Artist’.

The works showcase Doherty’s “arterial splatter” technique.

Doherty said: “Blood plays the starring role in my work.

“Sweat and tears are often waiting in the wings.”

One work, Ladylike, includes a self-portrait by Amy Winehouse which she also created with her own blood.

That work is the standout piece and is estimated to raise between £50,000 to £80,000.

Other select items, which are expected to fetch between £50 to £12,000, from the former Libertines frontman’s work and life include his iconic military jackets, notebooks, and his writing desk decorated with traditional French design and with secret panels and drawers. It comes complete with profanities engraved into it.

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