Pete Doherty is a True Artiste!
Well, Pete Doherty is true to his word. He really did make some paintings with his own blood and he's gonna get his own show.
The singer is to exhibit them at a London gallery and charge about £1,000 each to sell them, the Evening Standard has learned.
His friends say they help prove his innocence over claims he injected a female fan with heroin while she lay unconscious at his Hackney flat. Doherty was arrested on Saturday by police investigating a photo in The Sun, apparently showing him sticking a needle in the arm of Laura McEvoy, 21.
He faces a maximum 10-year jail sentence if prosecuted and found guilty under the Offences Against The Person Act. But Doherty, 27, claims he was actually drawing blood from Ms McEvoy to use in a painting.
The paintings shown here were completed over the past six months. They are being stored at the home of Paul Roundhill, 51, his self-styled literary agent, in Whitechapel.
Mr Roundhill said today: "I picked these pictures up at his flat in Hackney. Blood paintings are something he has done for a long time. I think they help explain the photograph of Laura. It shows he does do blood paintings." He said convent-educated Ms McEvoy was not a "druggie" but a "nice girl".
"I really don't think Pete was injecting her," he said. "It was just staged."
Ewww, I'm not going near that show. Did he use his own blood? Even if he didn't all his friends are probably druggies and at least one of those whores have HIV and I'm not taking my chances. They better give out masks at the door. Just kidding! It should be safe! Well as long they are covered in plexiglass.
[This is London][Thanks Emily]