news Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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Peter Doherty, Salome
Thank you so much to everyone who made it to Peter Doherty, On Blood; A Portrait of the Artist!
Please note: The shop part of our website is under construction - but soon a whole range of Guts for Garters items will be easily availible online.
The Peter Doherty prints are also availible on the Cob Gallery Website - look out for more Guts for Garters collaborations with the
Cob Gallery later in the year!
Watch this space for more news of our next theme, 'Sex and Death'.
In 'Sex and Death' we will focus on these universal topics with a nod to the Classical, Primitive, and sex education.
This theme will take place in central London, and thanks to our collaboration with the wonderful 'Fox and Squirrel',
there will be several activities and events in conjunction with the exhibition.
Map of Cholora, John Snow
You can follow the link below to see footage of the private view for 'On Blood'.
Here is a selection of press from the 'On Blood' show:
The show is called On Blood: A Portrait of the Artist.
The first part of the title refers to his blood paintings, and the latter half to a decision by curator Cassie Beadle
to exhibit a selection of strange curiosities, trinkets and detritus hoarded by Doherty over the years.
An exhibition of Pete Doherty's artwork and personal belongings went on show in Camden, London today (February 24),
including a painting that features artwork by his late friend, the singer Amy Winehouse.
although he pulled out at the last minute. However, gallery curator Rachel Chudley spoke in his place,
describing how The Libertines man had allowed her team access to his private lock up and said they could use 'anything' for the exhibition.
There may be something gruesome or just plain morbid about painting with blood.
But the show's co-curator Rachel Chudley told Reuters: "If you look at art through the ages, the subject matter has always been life.
We all die and painting in blood is a reminder of our mortality. It's a universal media. I don't think there is anything gory about it."
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