Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty's blood painting sells for £35,000

The piece failed to make the upper estimate of £80,000 at an auction in London

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Pete Doherty

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.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Gwar's Jizmak Da Gusha: 'I was going to kill Dave Grohl until he said something nice...
Statue of Eleanor Rigby made from more than £1m in used banknotes on display in Liverpool
The Script score third Official Albums Chart Number 1 with 'No Sound Without Silence'
Jake Bugg: 'Manufactured pop bands don't have any soul'
Lauryn Hill's London comeback show subject to harsh Twitter criticism
Tatu's Lena Katina responds to bandmate's homophobia: 'People should be free to...
Producer Tony Visconti says he was misquoted over 'new David Bowie album' comment
La Roux: 'I've never made any money from record sales'
Kendrick Lamar downplays guest appearances on new album
Jamie T: 'Damon Albarn told me to write from the heart'
Stevie Nicks unveils title track from '24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault' - listen
Kanye West shares photos from his community service fashion class
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today