According to an article in today’s edition of The Independent, a life size marble statue of notorious Libertines frontman Pete Doherty is set to be displayed at a new art exhibition (titled “Stations Of The Cross”) at London’s St. Marylebone Parish Church, opening March 17.
The Independent reports that Doherty (who is currently fresh out of a Thai rehab facility) was put into a full-body plaster cast for the work, created by the artist Nick Reynolds and somewhat cheekily titled For Pete’s Sake.
“When I created this work I saw Pete being crucified by the media and that provided the basis of my inspiration,” said Reynolds.
For his part, Stephen Evans, Reverend of St. Marylebone stated: “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.”
When reading about For Pete’s Sake, one can’t help but think about the other famous merging of plaster casting and rock and roll, perhaps slightly less suitable for religious institutions.