May 8, 2012


Buy the Self-Portrait Amy Winehouse Drew In Her Own Blood


UPDATE: This sold for a lot less than the expected price: It ended up going for $56,000. What a reasonable price!

Remember when we told you about that time Amy Winehouse hung out with fellow fringe-lifestyle rock star Pete Doherty and painted a portrait of herself using her own blood? Yeah, that's one of those things you tend to recall.

Well, now that transgressive self-portrait of the late singer can be all yours! All you have to do is fly to London, head to Cob Gallery and be ready to shell out anywhere between $80,750-129,200 (U.S. dollars) for a small painting entitled "Ladylike."

The piece is on sale following a 10-day, blood-splattered gallery exhibition of Pete Doherty, the former Libertines frontman who recently moved toward the art world using his own veins as his palette. 

Before his gallery opened, Doherty revealed the circumstances behind Winehouse's self-portrait. "She was on the phone with her dad when she did that [painting]," Doherty explained. "She said, 'Dad, I'm with Pete and he's making me draw with my blood!' He didn't like me much, her dad."

You can take a gander at Amy Winehouse's abstract self-portrait "Ladylike" below. If money wasn't an object, would you buy it? How much would you drop?

Photo Credit: Cob Gallery
Photo Credit: Cob Gallery