A collection of artwork by Pete Doherty featuring the singer's own blood is to go on sale in London next week.

The controversial Babyshambles frontman could make £500,000 from the sale of 14 paintings and several prints when his Bloodworks exhibition opens at Notting Hill's Bankrobber gallery on Tuesday May 15th.

Doherty's blood-spattered canvasses are expected to fetch £50,000 each, with the other works and prints priced at £20,000 and £1,000 each respectively.

Last month Doherty, 28, teamed up on stage with former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat at one of the singer's Hackney Empire gigs.

But his friend told the Sunday Mirror that does not think the Kate Moss' junkie lover "will ever change".

"I love Pete like a brother and I am working with him again," Barat said. "But he could end up dead in a few years if he doesn't sort himself out."

13/05/2007 16:35:03