Amy Winehouse's Life Exhibited at London Museum
An exhibition opens at Design Museum, London, to honor the life and art of Amy Winehouse.
"Amy: Beyond the Stage" - an exhibition which has opened at Design Museum, London - explores the life, legacy, and music of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse.
The exhibition parallels Winehouse's muses, who died at the young age of 27. Those include Dinah Washington, regarded as the "Queen of Blues," and DJ Mark Ronson, 1960s pop, Motown, and jazz.
The exhibition's assistant curator, Maria McLintock, commented that "Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011, had left a rich and varied legacy in music and fashion."
"What we've tried to do is tell her story as a creative person, as an incredible musician, as a fashion icon, but also include rare objects that maybe her fans have heard of but they haven't seen before," she said.
The exhibition gives off a personal sentiment to Winehouse: hand-written lyrics on papers, unreleased, as well as the first guitar that she had bought as a teenager were on display, in addition to recordings and teenage notebooks.
Winehouse, iconically, was known for her multiple tattoos, winged eyeliner, smokers' voice, and raunchy lyrics, which were audaciously honest as well as sentimental. She rose to fame in 2006, when her album "Back to Black" was released, which also became a bestseller in 2007.
"Something that's been really lovely to see is that there are many younger people who would not have grown up with Amy who are so excited to come to this exhibition," McLintock added. "So she's clearly, continually inspiring younger artists."
On Wednesday, Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father, helped launch the show, which will be open to the public on Friday.