London – An exhibition open to the public will open today, Friday, at the Design Museum in London, celebrating the life, music and legacy of the late British singer Amy Winehouse, ten years after her death at the age of 27.
Titled Emmys Beyond the Stage, this exhibition explores the creativity and influence of British soul singer, from “Queen of the Blues” Dina Washington to DJ Mark Ronson, through 1960s pop music and the company. Motown Records and Jazz.
Deputy curator Maria McClintock said, “What we have sought in this exhibition is to tell her story as a creative person, as a great musician, as a fashion icon. But we also made sure to include rare items her fans may have heard about but never seen.”
She explained that the exhibition includes, for example, the texts of handwritten songs that have never been shown on unreleased albums, and her first guitar she bought when she was a teenager.
Maria McClintock hoped “that people who visit this gallery will see that she was a sharp-witted and a very fine musician”.
In an indication of the continued interest in the singer, the dress that the singer wore during her last concert in 2011 was sold for 243,200 thousand dollars, 16 times more than its estimated value, during a recent auction in California, USA.