The Statue of Amy Winehouse

After joining the 27 club in 2011, Amy Winehouse seemed to almost fade from the public’s memory as quickly as she injected herself into it. But the Camden area of London has changed all of that with the erection of a statue in her honor on September 14th–what would have been her thirty-first birthday.

More somber in stone
More somber in stone
The swift memorialization of someone who died so recently proves Winehouse’s cultural impact not just in England, but on a global level. In spite of repackaging a type of music that had already reached its peak in the 60s, Winehouse brought a level of innovation to the music industry that hadn’t been seen in quite some time. Her visual and vocal style became an instantaneous part of 00s pop culture pastiche.
The bronze statue resides in North London
The bronze statue resides in North London
Made out of bronze (a modest metal for a modest woman), the statue features Winehouse with a single red rose in her hair and a Star of David around her neck (finally a representative besides Woody Allen). With her iconic aesthetic immortalized, it makes one wonder if she ever could have looked differently.

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