Belfast Telegraph

Doherty artwork to go on auction

Art work by rocker Pete Doherty - which include pieces created with his own blood - are expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds when they go under the hammer.

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'.

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.

The works showcase Doherty's "arterial splatter" technique.

He told the Independent: "Blood plays the starring role in my work.

"Sweat and tears are often waiting in the wings."

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