Pete Doherty’s blood paintings to go on show
The London Evening Standard has revealed Pete Doherty is to exhibit his infamous ‘blood paintings’ at a London gallery and will sell them off for £1000 each.
The paintings hit the news when Doherty was photographed sticking a needle in the arm of a fan, Laura McEvoy last month. Pete claimed rather than injecting heroin as had been presumed, he was drawing blood for use in a painting.
His literary agent, Paul Roundhill, said yesterday: “I picked these pictures up at his flat in Hackney. Blood paintings are something he has done for a long time. I think they help explain the photograph of Laura. It shows he does do blood paintings.”
Pete’s former manager James Mullord also supports Pete’s artistic creations and recently contributed some blood to his supplies: “He was very careful, he used a new needle,” Mullord revealed. “Pete has become very good at using the syringe, either scratching it on to the paper or spraying an area. It creates an effect a little like a Ralph Steadman cartoon.”