The Libertines man performed 'Amazing Grace' in the London church where the exhibition is taking place
Pete Doherty has visited the life-sized sculpture of himself being crucified.
The piece of art is being shown at London’s St Marylebone Parish Church as part of Art Below’s Stations of the Cross exhibition. The sculpture is made out of marble and titled ‘For Pete’s Sake’. It was originally made in 2008 by Doherty’s friend Nick Reynolds and life cast specialist Schoony, and will be on public display until March 17.
Doherty visited the exhibition last week with Reynolds and Ben Moore, who has curated the show to raise awareness and support to help find his brother, Tom, who went missing in Italy in 2003. The event is being put on for the Missing Tom Fund and ‘For Pete’s Sake’ will go on sale for £33,000.
Click below to watch a video of Doherty visiting the exhibition, as well as playing ‘Amazing Grace’ with Reynolds – who performs in Alabama 3 and Moore.
“Doherty’s battle with addiction and a self-destructive lifestyle have been well catalogued in the press throughout his career; today, having successfully completed rehab treatment in Thailand, Doherty seeks to live a new life free of the things which had nearly destroyed him,” The Revd Canon Stephen Evans of St Marylebone Church told DIY magazine when the exhibition was announced. “I hope that ‘For Pete’s Sake’ might help visitors to the exhibition stop and reflect not only Christ’s Passion and Resurrection and what this means but also to stop and reflect on what in their own lives leads to death or to life.”