Hello there you lovely gang, Happy Monday to ya! In this post I’d like to tell you a bit about the most extraordinary exhibition I had fun to experience lately- Amy Winehouse. A Family Portrait. Do I recommend it? By all means. Miss Winehouse was quite an extraordinary persona herself and discovering small pieces of her everyday world is a rare and exciting treat. Am I biased? Oh boy, I’m sure biased as hell as I loved the girl to bits and living a couple of streets from her house back in 2011 when she passed away only adds to that emotional journey of ours. That’s perhaps the main reason of my immense fascination- Amy sang from the heart and her emotions were real. Add her exceptional talent and-bang!- that’s how magic’s created.
The exhibition was divided into 2 parts: the actual thingy in the museum and a street art trail tour around Camden. If you’re after the museum only, the entrance fee is £8.50, if you’re up for the whole experience, then it changes to 15 quid. My opinion? Not worth it. Visit the exhibition and discover the street art pieces yourself- that’s exactly what I did.
The exhibition takes place in Camden Town, at Jewish Museum which I should have said at the beginning. It’s just a short walk from the the tube station, just enough for a quick cup of flat white to go.
First thing you’ll see after purchasing the ticket will be Love Is A Losing Game, a giant installation by Pegasus in a Welcome Gallery hall, the only part of the exhibition where pictures are allowed. Which sort o makes me angry- you are normally allowed to photograph priceless 15th century paintings by the greatest artists and now they tell you off for trying to secretly snap a pair of shoes? That’s quite ridiculous.
Anyway, the exhibition (which takes the top floor of the museum) is really lovely. Don’t expect anything big, in fact it’s smaller than I thought it would be, but the pieces chosen are of a great value. You’ll see Amy’s family photos, her collection of books, CDs or fridge magnets. And her amazing clothes and shoes! Alongside videos from various gigs and school documents they make the experience a bit more personal and rather moving. What more can I say? A beautifully spent hour.
The street art trail is a great fun too, with works of such wonderfully talented beasts as e.g. Pegasus or Bambi. I really recommend taking such walk when you come to the market, so many epic pieces to enjoy! Those of you who aren’t from London can take a look at the pictures I took- at least those weren’t surrounded by Smartphone Camera Police- hope you like them!
The indoor exhibition is on until 24.09.2017 and the street art part… well, as it is with street art- you never really know when it disappears to be replaced by another masterpiece so better hurry if you don’t want to miss it!
What about you guys, what’s the latest exhibition you’ve seen and recommend? I’ve got so many on my list, will hopefully make it to all of them in time!
Have a great week everyone Xx