The late, great Amy Winehouse is being honored with an exhibit tailored around her private life and Jewish roots at the Jewish Museum in Camden.
Designed by her brother, Alex and his curator wife, Liz Selby, “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” includes a mixture of Amy’s most prized possessions and never before seen photographs. Some of the items include Hunter S. Thompson’s Kingdom of Fear, 30 years of collected letters between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson as well as her CD collection, and clothes.
Alex Winehouse said in a statement that Amy was “incredibly proud of her Jewish-London roots”. He added: “We weren’t religious, but we were traditional. I hope, in this most fitting of places, that the world gets to see this other side not just to Amy, but to our typical Jewish family.”
Captions to the exhibit were all written by Amy’s brother, who had a tight knit relationship with the ‘Back to Black’ singer, even through her darkest days. Amy died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.
“We wanted to show Amy in a slightly different light to how she has been perceived in the media,” Liz Selby told the Guardian.
“Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” is at the Jewish Museum in London until Sept. 15.