Pete Doherty's blood art
May 14, 2007, 11:30 GMT
04/18/2007 - Pete Doherty - Pete Doherty leaving the Thames Magistrates Court after a review hearing on April 18, 2007 - Thames Magistrates Court - London, England © Solarpix / Photorazzi
Pete Doherty is set to sell blood paintings for up to £50,000 each.
The Babyshambles frontman - who used his own blood to create the collection - wants to show supermodel lover Kate Moss he is back on track following his reported arrest on suspicion of drug possession earlier this month.
Pete's artwork, which features self-portraits and a bloodstained crucifixion scene, goes on sale at London's trendy Bankrobber gallery today (14.05.07).
There are 14 main items, including four canvasses that are expected to make £50,000. The smaller pieces could fetch up to £20,000, while the prints are priced at £1,000.
The troubled rocker's artwork has angered anti-drug campaigners who have accused him of "glamorising"his heroin addiction.
A spokesman for drug rehab service Narconon said: "Families who have lost loved ones to heroin will be upset. It glamorises drug use."
Pete's former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat has spoken of his concern for the 28-year-old and has begged him to give up drugs before it is too late.
He said: "I don't think he will ever change. I love Pete like a brother and I am working with him again. But he could end up dead in a few years if he doesn't sort himself out."
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