Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait by Elizabeth SelbyIn the summer of 2013, an original exhibition entitled Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait attracted record visitor numbers to the Jewish Museum London. Curated with the help of the late singer-songwriters brother Alex and his wife Riva, the exhibition featured Amys personal belongings and emphasized the impact of her Jewish heritage and family history on her personality, musical career and style. This catalogue describes how the exhibition came together, expands upon its themes, and showcases some of Amys most treasured photographs and possessions.
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This is a snapshot of a girl who was, to her deepest core, simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a big talent who, more than anything, just wanted to be true to her heritage. Beyond that, she was deeply close with her family, and immensely proud of her Jewish-London roots. As well as being a celebration of Winehouse, this exhibition is a reflection of a second-generation Jewish immigrant experience. Her family immigrated from Belarus in the late nineteenth century, and she grew up in a secular and assimilated Jewish environment in the heart of London. Following its launch in London in , the exhibition has toured internationally with great success to San Francisco, Vienna, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam.
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Renowned street artist Pegasus , who has depicted the singer a number of times before, will create a trail around Camden Town that will allow fans and visitors to see her hometown in a new way. It will feature the work of a number of street artists and will lead to a newly commissioned installation by Pegasus, entitled Love is a Losing Game.
Pop Culture Music. The exhibition celebrates her passion for music and fashion, and her love for London and her family. Winehouse grew up in Southgate, a neighborhood in north London, with her mother Janis, father Mitch, and older brother Alex. Both her father and brother introduced her to music and contributed to developing her musical skills by singing duets at home. She and her brother shared a Regal guitar, also on display in the exhibition.