Pete Doherty Auctioning Painting Made With Amy Winehouse's Blood
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Former Libertines singer Pete Doherty will be auctioning off some of his art pieces in London later this week -- one of them smeared with the blood of the late Amy Winehouse.
According to the U.K. paper The Independent, each of Doherty's pieces, which are smeared with his blood as well, could likely fetch upward of $15,000 when they go on auction at the Cob Gallery, along with his private diaries, guitars, clothing and other personal items. But it's his collaboration with Winehouse, a self-portrait created using the singer's blood, called "Ladylike," that's expected to sell for between £50,000 and £80,000 ($80,000-$129,000).
The auction follows a 10-day exhibition of Doherty's work, which took place in February, where he sold more than 15 of the 20 blood paintings and prints that were displayed. Though Winehouse's "Ladylike" was exhibited at the show, it was not put up for sale because of the "personal nature" of the piece.
"Amy was on the phone to her dad when she