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Pete Doherty Blood Paintings

When
14 May 2007 -
31 May 2007

TBC

Where
Bankrobber

Nearest Tube
Ladbroke Grove

Cost
Free

Age Restrictions
n/a

Not content with shocking the music establishment and the media in general with his naughty boy antics, the lead singer of Babyshambles, Pete Doherty has opened his own art exhibition at Bankrobber gallery in London with drawings done in blood.

The Pete Doherty blood paintings are currently on show at the Notting Hill gallery is entitled Bloodworks and consists of several drawings and sketches produced by the musician using his own blood.

Including self portraits and images of prison cells, Bloodworks is Pete Doherty's first real forray into the commercial artworld with some of his pieces going on sale from Bankrobber for around £2,000. One image shows a prisoner face down on a bed in a cell, whilst another is a self portrait of the singer in his trade mark trilby constructed with dribbles of blood on paper.

Artwork on show in the Pete Doherty blood paintings exhibition will obviously cause controversy in the artworld as much as it will with his musical connections. But given that he is not afraid of a little bad press, the blood drawings are bound to be the beginning of a burgeoning art career.

Having also had poems published and with a book of his writings due out at the end of June, the Pete Doherty blood drawings are obviously just another of the tortured artists need to express himself in a creative fashion. Dating Kate Moss, arguing with the police, throwing himself around on stage and fighting with his band members, and now sketching in blood - Pete Doherty is obviously a man with a finger in every controversial pie around.

The Pete Doherty blood paintings exhibition, Bloodworks is on show at Bankrobber gallery until the end of the month. Journals by Pete Doherty is published by Orion on the 21st June, priced £20.00.

Venue: Bankrobber Gallery
Nearest tube: Ladbroke Grove

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