10 Downing Street - Wednesday 27th June 2007

BLOOD ART Artist Rich Clarke is auctioning off a collection of very different celebrity portraits – they are all painted with pigs blood. The collection includes a painting of Kate Moss and Pete Doherty – himself a blood artist – Tony Blair, David Beckham, Paris Hilton and Gordon Ramsay. The paintings were insprired by US TV drama Dexter – which follows a serial killer working for the police and analysing blood at crime scenes. Clarke was commissioned by FX Channel to create the artworks to coincide with the launch of Dexter, and to publicise the UK's National Blood Service. The paintings will be auctioned on eBay and all proceeds will go to the NBS. (IG/PR/MEH) Tony Blair arrives at 10 Downing Street on the day of his departure from office London, England - 27.06.07 (1 image)

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