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Amy Winehouse Blood Painting Sells—but for How Much?

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Pete Doherty is keeping Amy Winehouse's memory alive through the sale of one quirky piece of artwork.

The former Libertines singer auctioned off his artistic collaboration with the late singer Friday, called Ladylike, a painting smeared with both of their blood that was expected to rake in $80,000-$129,000.

So how much did the painting actually sell for?

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Over $45,000, according to NME

The auction was a follow-up to Doherty's 10-day art exhibition, "On Blood: A Portrait of the Artist," held at the Cob Gallery in London in February.

During the exhibition, Kate Moss' ex-beau sold more than 15 of the 20 paintings and prints on display, all of which were infused with his blood. 

While Ladylike was also on display, it wasn't up for sale at the time due to the "personal nature" of the painting, according to the Huffington Post.

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"Amy was on the phone to her dad when she did that [painting]," Doherty told The Independent before the exhibition in February. "'Dad, I'm with Pete and he's making me draw with my blood!' He didn't like me much, her dad."

Following Winehouse's passing last July, Doherty said he hit rock bottom, telling NME, "When Amy died I was sat in a matchbox room in Camden Town, not able to leave, basically wallowing in my own filth. Literally knee-deep in s--t. Literally not able to move. I couldn't speak, I couldn't see anyone, I couldn't pick up the guitar and when I did pick up the guitar it was woeful ballads about how Amy wouldn't be coming round tonight. It wasn't a very inspiring time."

The Back to Black crooner was found dead in her London flat on July 23, 2011. Her cause of death was later determined to be accidental alcohol poisoning.

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