Jewish museum aims to lay graffiti trail to celebrate Amy Winehouse in Camden Town
PUBLISHED: 17:02 01 September 2016 | UPDATED: 17:02 01 September 2016
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A museum aims to lay a trail to mark singer Amy Winehouse’s favourite haunts in Camden Town and has launched a 30-day crowd-funding drive.
The Jewish Museum in Albert Street said it hopes to “celebrate both Amy’s spirit and the area she called home” with the graffiti trail that will lead fans to the museum, where a new artwork by renowned street artist Pegasus will be on display.
The museum hopes to raise £17,000 to work with company Global Street Art to create a number of “bold” art installations throughout Camden Town.
Artist Joanne Rosenthal said on behalf of the museum: “Artists such as Mr Cenz, Amara Por Dios, Philth and Captain Kris will create a fantastic, colourful and diverse array of new art that will decorate the walls of Camden and celebrate Amy in their own unique style.”
The trail will be available for free from the museum’s website and should help people explore the area in an alternative, including Camden Markets, music venues and the high street.
Chicago-born artist Pegasus created Fallen Angel, an image of Amy with wings on the side of the tourist information centre by Camden Lock, which was whitewashed before being repainted and ‘opened’ by the singer’s mother Janis in December 2013.
Pegasus’ new piece in the museum will accompany the return of the exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait next spring, following its international tour.
The multi-award winning artist grew up in Southgate but spent most of her adult life living in Camden Town, before she was found dead in her home in the summer of 2011 aged just 27.
The Back to Black singer is commemorated in various ways in Camden, including the iconic statue in Camden Market, which attracts legions of fans every week.