A life sized statue of Pete Doherty depicted as the crucified Christ is set to be displayed in St Marylebone Parish Church. The sculpture entitled “For Pete’s Sake” has been created by friend and artist Nick Reynolds who has said the idea for the piece came from a time when Pete was being crucified by the media.
Stephen Evans, the reverend at St. Marylebone Parish Church released a statement explaining his thoughts on the musician representing the holy figure: “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. 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 statue will stand alongside other representations of The Passion Of The Christ and will be on display from February 19 and March 17. Post exhibition, the piece is set to go on sale for £33,00.
The Libertines, the band that shot Doherty to global fame, will be performing a series of dates in upcoming months as part of their reunion tour and are planning to release an album later on in 2015.
Written by Maya Radcliffe.