Proud Camden presents Amy Winehouse: For You I Was a Flame, an exhibition curated by the Amy Winehouse Foundation with the support of Amy’s family, ahead of the late star’s 30th birthday. It kick starts a month of events entitled #Amys30, taking place in Camden throughout September, in support of the Foundation. This month will celebrate Winehouse’s life and career, and raise awareness of the great work being achieved in her name.
Taking place in Camden, the singer’s spiritual home, Amy Winehouse: For You I Was A Flame consists of specially chosen works, selected for their significance to her life and career. From Jake Chessum’s 2004 photographic portrait of a fresh faced singer on the road to stardom, to Dean Chalkley’s now infamous 2011 NME cover along with candid stage shots by Andy Willsher and Carolyn Djanogly’s powerful nude. The images featured paint a tender portrait of a life lived to the full.
The photographs will be shown alongside works donated by leading graffiti artists Mr Brainwash and Bambi, as well as a Gerald Laing piece from Amy’s own collection. For the first time, these works will be joined by a range of paintings and drawings donated by the Winehouse family, making this exhibition a once in a lifetime opportunity to view both unseen and iconic images of an ordinary North London girl who touched the hearts of millions.