While artist Scott Easton’s tribute statue to British pop-star Amy Winehouse originally received disapproval from the Camden Town Conservation Authority, there was a council meeting earlier this week that ended with overall approval of the statue.
The statue, which is made of bronze and has Winehouse in a short dress with her famous beehive hairstyle, will be placed in a balcony of the Camden Roundhouse this September. Scott Easton has agreed to not have light shining on the statue at night in hopes of hindering the gathering of crowds.
In an interview with Sky News, the pop-stars father, Mitch Winehouse, expressed that he was in full support of the decision to have the statue installed at the Camden Roundhouse.
“Amy was in love with Camden, and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with,” Winehouse said. “The Roundhouse seemed an obvious choice of location as Amy had a special relationship with the venue. She played there with Paul Weller when the venue re-opened in October 2006 and her last public performance was on the same stage just days before she passed away in July 2011.”
On Friday, it was announced that an exhibition to honor the life of Amy Winehouse has been set to take place at the Jewish Museum in Camden. The exhibition will be titled, “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait,” and will be open from July 3 through September 15.