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article imageAmy Winehouse 'Blood painting' to be auctioned

By Yukio Strachan     May 9, 2012 in Entertainment
A self-portrait of Amy Winehouse personally smeared in her own blood will be auctioned off by close friend and Singer Pete Doherty next week.
The auction follows a 10-day exhibition of Doherty's work at the Cob Gallery in London, which also feature paintings made with his blood, where he sold more than 15 of the 20 blood paintings and prints that were displayed, the Huffington Post reported.
Though late Grammy Award winning singer's picture -- said to feature the outline of the late singer's face, with the word ''ladylike'' next to it -- was exhibited at the show, it was not put up for sale because of the "personal nature" of the piece.
It's understandable. Doherty has not kept it secret that Winehouse's passing from accidental alcohol poisoning in July 2011 was tough for him to process.
Bizarre: A so-called artwork includes a photograph of Pete Doherty with the baffling initials S.K.  ...
Bizarre: A so-called artwork includes a photograph of Pete Doherty with the baffling initials S.K., V.I.C., a Star of David and a swastika
"When Amy died I was sat in a matchbox room in Camden Town, not able to leave, basically wallowing in my own filth. Literally knee-deep in sh*t. Literally not able to move," Doherty revealed to NME in April. "I couldn't speak, I couldn't see anyone, I couldn't pick up the guitar and when I did pick up the guitar it was woeful ballads about how Amy wouldn't be coming round tonight," he explained. "It wasn't a very inspiring time."
According to the New Zealand Herald, of his friend's portrait he said: ''Amy was on the phone to her dad when she did that [painting]. She said, 'Dad, I'm with Pete and he's making me draw with my blood!'"
However, Amy's father Mitch isn't going for it. He denies the whole blood letting episode.
He tweeted: ''Do you believe that Amy painted that picture in her blood? Absolute rubbish.''
"He didn't like me much, her dad,'' Dohety said in response.
"Ladylike" is expected to sell for between £50,000 and £80,000 ($80,000-$129,000).
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