Life-sized sculpture of crucified Pete Doherty to be erected at London church

Sculpture is part of Stations of the Cross exhibition

A life-sized sculpture of Pete Doherty being crucified is to be erected at London’s St Marylebone Parish Church.

The sculpture will be erected on Thursday (February 19) as part of a Private View 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 It was originally made in 2008 by Doherty’s friend Nick Reynolds and life cast specialist Schoony, and will be on public display until March 17.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’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. “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.”

‘For Pete’s Sake’ will go on sale for £33,000.

Pete Doherty played his first gig since completing drug rehab in Thailand at a Bangkok club last week. The Libertines man performed in front of just 300 fans at Club Soma in the Thai capital on Thursday (February 12). “Are you British? Couldn’t believe I have so many Thai fans,” Doherty told the crowd.