Doherty’s blood portrait on saleBy IANS
Saturday, February 19, 2011
LONDON - A bloody self-portrait of British rocker Pete Doherty is up for sale at $37,500.
The macabre sketch was created by The Libertines star in 2010 for a fan called Alistair using his own blood, reports contactmusic.com.
The devotee approached Doherty backstage at a concert and asked the rock star if he could help him make some money. Doherty offered to paint something for him.
A week later, the blood portrait - signed For Alistair, love Peter - arrived through the post.
Bosses at Paul Fraser collectibles will handle the sale.