Amy Winehouse Retrospective Lands at London’s Design Museum

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A retrospective of Amy Winehouse’s career will land at London’s Design Museum.

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The curator Priya Khanchandani and Winehouse’s friend Naomi Parry at a mural unveiling to announce the Design Museum exhibition. Photography by Jeff Spicer

The Design Museum in London is preparing to open a major career retrospective of Amy Winehouse. Instead of focusing on her short yet troubled life and fraught media presence, curator Priya Khanchandani has said the exhibition will focus on Winehouse’s musicianship, stylistic influences, and fashion sense through personal items such as an electric guitar and handwritten notebooks. “It felt like there was something that had been left unsaid about Amy’s story and about her as a serious musician—the way she’d been reflected in the media had really diminished her legacy,” Khanchandani tells the Guardian. “There’s a lot of noise surrounding her story that has engulfed it and I’ve been trying to pick away at the layers, and make sure we tell the right story.” One major component of the show sees the artist Chiara Stephenson design an installation inspired by the Metropolis studio that Winehouse recorded in; another room will showcase her red Moschino bag and yellow Preen dress. Winehouse fans can also expect new music soon to be released by the singer’s estate.

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