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A new street art trail in London will honour Amy Winehouse in Camden Town

Musical legend Amy Winehouse will be celebrated with a new street art trail and an exhibition at the Jewish Museum London.

Atmosphere by Pegasus.
Atmosphere by Pegasus. Image by Jewish Museum London

The British artist, who died in 2011, will be celebrated in Camden Town with a commissioned installation by street artist Pegasus, and the exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.

Detail of Amy Winehouse statue in Stables Market, Camden Town.
Detail of Amy Winehouse statue in Stables Market, Camden Town. Image by Jewish Museum London

Abigail Morris, Director of the Jewish Museum London said in a statement: “aside from being an immensely talented, iconic and inspirational singer, Amy was also a Jewish girl from North London. It is fitting that the Jewish Museum in her beloved Camden Town should be the place to tell her story”.

Amy Winehouse by Bambi, Camden Road.
Amy Winehouse by Bambi, Camden Road. Image by Jewish Museum London

The street art trail in Camden Town is produced in collaboration with Global Street Art and will feature Amy-themed artwork. The trail will lead to a newly commissioned installation at the Jewish Museum London by the street artist Pegasus, called Love in a Losing Game. Pegasus is a friend of the Winehouse family, and first gained recognition for his work Fallen Angel honouring Amy shortly after her death, according to the museum.

Amy Winehouse by Bambi, Bayham Street, Camden.
Amy Winehouse by Bambi, Bayham Street, Camden. Image by Jewish Museum London
Untitled by Pegasus, 2014.
Untitled by Pegasus, 2014. Image by Pegasus

The exhibition, Amy Winehouse: Family Portrait, has finished an international tour and will now return to its Camden home. The exhibition covers the artist’s home life and Jewish heritage, and provides an intimate look at her life. Naturally, it also looks at her diverse musical influences, ranging from jazz, big band, hip-hop, soul and 1960s girl groups. Winehouse’s record collection will be on display, along with her guitar and her Grammy Award.

The street art trail will run from 15 March until 4 June, though the museum notes that due to the nature of street art, the times are subject to change. The exhibition runs from 16 March until 24 September.

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