English musician, actor and artist Pete Doherty will be lining up his new artworks and personal belongings for an exhibtiion in Camden,London.
The show "On Blood: The Portrait of an Artist" takes place at 205 Royal College St., Camden, and is open to the public from February 26 to March 12, between the hours of 12 and 8 p.m.
The curator of the gallery, Rachel Chudley, described the exhibits as an "Aladdin's cave of belongings". Rachel said she was given access to his belongings and to choose whatever was required for the exhibition. According to Rachel, Pete's collection includes rare records, Tony Hancock rarities, The Beatles posters, tunics, guitars, a taxidermy collection, huge flags and a full Subbuteo team.
As for the artwork on display, the former Libertines' co-frontman actually used his own blood to create the paintings. Perhaps more disturbingly, is the fact that there are also pieces of art contributed by Doherty's friends, including the late Amy Winehouse; not only did she use her own blood to paint herself but that was alongside the word "ladylike".
This will be Doherty's first exhibition in London.
"It's a really old one that (is) supposed to be The Libertines, but I don't know who did the sketch of me, which really annoys me. Who drew me? It's very colourful... I think my son might have done something to it. There's not much blood. Amy did (the portrait in the right foreground). That's her self-portrait. She was on the phone to her dad when she did it." Pete was quoted as saying to the Independent.