Amy Winehouse To Be Honored In New Design Museum Exhibition

‘I was determined to make an exhibition about Amy happen because I had seen first-hand how she became a global icon,’ said Naomi Perry.

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Amy Winehouse - Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for NARAS
Amy Winehouse - Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for NARAS

Amy Winehouse is set to be the subject of a new retrospective exhibition at the Design Museum in London.

The late singer is being honored to mark the recent 10-year anniversary of her death in July 2011 at the age of 27.

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Amy: Beyond the Stage will open at the Design Museum on November 26 and aims to celebrate “a cultural icon that the world lost too soon.”

The collection will “explore the creative process, powerful music and unforgettable style of a musician whose work drew a unique line between genres such as jazz and R&B, through to artists such as The Ronettes and Mark Ronson, designers such as D&G, Moschino and more,” according to a press release.

Winehouse’s family are collaborating with the curators of the exhibition, with Winehouse’s dear friend and stylist Naomi Parry set to advise the Design Museum “on this never-before-seen showcase of how [Winehouse] combined music and design to create her look, style and voice.”

“I was determined to make an exhibition about Amy happen because I had seen first-hand how she became a global icon,” Perry said in a statement. “When I approached the museum to realise this ambition they immediately understood that looking at Amy through her creative legacy would create an unforgettable exhibition experience.

“Often the portrayal of Amy is focused on the negative aspects of her life, while this exhibition will take visitors through all that she achieved and highlight the incredible mark that she left on the lives of her fans all around the world.”

Back in July, one of Amy Winehouse’s closest creative collaborators, Phil Griffin, called for a re-evaluation of her life and work, as he unveiled intimate, never-before-seen images of the star. The exhibit opened July 26 in London.

Griffin – the music video director and photographer who served as Winehouse’s creative counsel during the Back to Black album – says that 10 years on from the singer’s death, people should look past the tragedy and focus on what she achieved while under massive, unprecedented pressure.

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