Amy Winehouse was a tremendous loss to the music community and the world at large, and she’s dearly missed by her millions of fans, friends and loved ones. Now, many of them are able to pay their respects and celebrate her life at a new exhibition of her personal items at London’s Jewish Museum in Amy’s old stomping ground of Camden.
Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait is on display until September 15 and features many of her clothing items, unseen photographs, her guitar, records and Jewish cookbooks. Exhibit curator Elizabeth Selby said: “We wanted to show Amy in a slightly different light to how she has been perceived in the media.” Good thinking. Amy’s brother Alex, who she didn’t have that great of a relationship with much of her life, did the captions for the exhibit to give it a more personal feel.
As a massive Amy fan for many years before her death, this is something I would probably go and see just for the experience, though I’m not quite sure why. It’s still sometimes strange to think about the fact that she died so young. We were the same age and I connected with her music in a way that I hadn’t with mostly everything else I listened to at the time. I was absolutely devastated when she passed away, and sadly, not completely surprised.
If you’re in London, go check this out, for sure. There was a lot more to Amy than the drugs and the Blake nonsense.