Statue of The Libertines' Pete Doherty as Christ on the cross to go on display in London
A statue of Pete Doherty, co-frontman of The Libertines, depicting him as Jesus Christ on the cross during his crucifixion, is to go on display in London
The statue, which is life size, will be erected at London’s St. Marylebone Parish Church on February 19th, as part of a Private View of Art Below’s ‘Stations of the Cross’ Exhibition.
Doherty's friend Nick Reynolds originally made the cast back in 2008, but this is the first time it will be on display to the public. At the close of the exhibition it will then be available to buy for £33,000.
Speaking about the exhibition, Reverend Canon Stephen Evans of St.Marylebone Chruch said: "Doherty’s battle with addiction and a self-destructive lifestyle have been well catalogued in the press throughout his career; today, having successfully completed rehab treatment in Thailand, Doherty seeks to live a new life free of the things which had nearly destroyed him."
He continued: "I hope that ‘For Pete’s Sake’ might help visitors to the exhibition stop and reflect not only Christ’s Passion and Resurrection and what this means but also to stop and reflect on what in their own lives leads to death or to life."
The Libertines reunited last summer and are currently recording their long-awaited third studio album.