The piece failed to make the upper estimate of £80,000 at an auction in London
A painting by the late Amy Winehouse, which she made with Pete Doherty and is smeared with her blood, sold tonight (May 11) at auction for £35,000.
The painting, titled ‘Ladylike’, was estimated to sell for £50,000-80,000, but failed to make this price bracket. The piece, which was not owned by Doherty, was sold alongside several other of the former Libertines singer’s paintings, as well as guitars, private diaries and other possessions. There were 17 lots in total, all of which sold. Most of the lots were sold online, but there were also sales in the auction house, including a jacket which went for £1,000.
The auction followed a 10-day exhibition of Doherty’s work, ‘On Blood: A Portrait of the Artist’, which took place at the Cob Gallery in London. A spokeswoman for the gallery told NME said: “We had so much interest from fans during the exhibition. At the time of we weren’t selling any of those things. But people really wanted to be able to purchase them. So we thought we’d do an auction and make it open to the public rather than price it.”
Speaking of the Amy Winehouse painting, she added: “The ‘Ladylike’ painting was never intended to be sold through the exhibition. It was never intended for auction. It doesn’t actually belong to Peter, it’s being sold by a private seller.”
For more information, see the Cob Gallery website.