A self-portrait done by Amy Winehouse in her own blood is being put up for sale by her alleged ex-boyfriend and known drug-using musician Pete Doherty.
The Winehouse blood portrait titled, Ladylike, will also be included with several of the late singer’s personal effects that Doherty had in his possession along with art work done in his own blood.
The auction will be held at the Cob Gallery in London on Friday and is expected to raise several thousand English pounds.
Doherty who likes to create art work with his own blood helped Winehouse create her portrait, and he described his technique as arterial splatter.
“Blood plays the starring role in my work. Sweat and tears are often waiting in the wings.” Doherty says.
Winehouse’s piece is expected to bring in the equivalent of $100,000 American dollars, with which some of the proceeds are said to be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Other items that belonged to Winehouse and Doherty that will be included in the auction will be clothes, instruments, and diaries.
Doherty who has a bad-boy reputation is currently the lead singer of The Libertines, and was a former member of the indie band Babyshambles.
Starting back in 2005 Doherty had become a fixture in British tabloids for his frequently-publicized drug addictions, legal problems, and former relationship with model Kate Moss.