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16/11/2021

Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black

Amy Winehouse left an indelible mark on both the music industry and pop culture with her soulful voice and bold ‘60s-inspired aesthetic. It’s clear that Amy’s influence is still felt in the world, from music and art to fashion and interior design; her unmistakable voice, confessional lyrics and iconic look made her one of the music world's most beloved artists.

A decade after the artist’s death, Thames & Hudson have published Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black, a volume curated by Naomi Parry and supported by the Winehouse family, that documents Amy’s life, influences and career. In addition, the Design Museum are exhibiting Amy: Beyond the Stage, a celebration of Amy’s legacy featuring iconic outfits and never-before-exhibited memorabilia.

Join us as we explore the book and upcoming exhibition, both must-sees for any Amy Winehouse fan, and we also have an exciting Instagram Giveaway.

Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black
© Thames & Hudson Photography by Andrew Hobbs

Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black

Published a decade after the artist’s untimely death, Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black is the story of Amy Winehouse’s life and career told through photographs, never-before-seen memorabilia and recollections from those who knew her best. Curated by Amy’s stylist and close friend Naomi Parry, who worked, travelled and lived with Amy over the course of six years, the book has been created with support from the Winehouse family.

The book also features personal reflections on Amy’s life and work, provided by her friends, colleagues and fans, including Ronnie Spector, Vivienne Westwood, Bryan Adams, Little Simz, Carl Barât, close friend Catriona Gourlay, Douglas Charles-Ridler (owner of the Hawley Arms), tattooist Henry Hate, goddaughter Dionne Broomfield and DJ Bioux.

Punctuating the story are photographs of dressed room sets each created, designed and styled especially for the book by Naomi Parry to evoke a period or aspect of Amy’s life or personality, incorporating Amy’s clothing, possessions, lyrics and other memorabilia.

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Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black
© Thames & Hudson Photography by Andrew Hobbs

A celebration of the legacy and creativity of one of the greatest musicians of our time, Amy: Beyond the Stage will take you on a journey into the life of Amy Winehouse with a focus on her inimitable style, musicianship and stylistic influences.

It documents the story of Amy's early career through her recordings and teenage notebooks to unravel the creative process behind her music, and pay tribute to her rich range of influences, from Dinah Washington to Mark Ronson, Camden to '60s pop, motown to jazz.

Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black
© Thames & Hudson Photography by Andrew Hobbs

The immersive exhibition will include a presentation of Amy’s iconic outfits, including the yellow Preen dress worn to the 2007 Brit awards, plus handwritten lyrics, and never-before-exhibited personal items including her blue Daphne Fender Stratocaster guitar. It’s set to be one of the most intimate portraits of the singer that’s been displayed.

The exhibition has been organized by the Design Museum in collaboration with The Estate of Amy Winehouse which is waiving its right to royalties in favour of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity that helps vulnerable and disadvantaged people with drug and alcohol addiction, and mental health issues.

Amy: Beyond the Stage is being held at the Design Museum London from 26th November. Tickets available here.

Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black
© Thames & Hudson Photography by Andrew Hobbs

Signature Style

From her trademark flicked-up eyeliner and lofty beehive to her rockabilly style, Amy’s signature look was instantly recognizable. Discover curated pieces featured in the exhibit and accompanying book chosen by Naomi Parry to evoke Amy’s inimitable sense of style, personality and various periods of her life here at AMARA.

Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black
© Thames & Hudson Photography by Andrew Hobbs

Amy: Beyond the Stage

Be in with a chance of winning a copy of Beyond Black: Amy Winehouse PLUS two tickets to Amy: Beyond the Stage exhibition at the Design Museum, London by entering our giveaway over on the AMARA Instagram.

Here’s how to enter and be in with a chance of winning:

  1. Follow @amaraliving & @thamesandhudson
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All entries must be received by 10.59am on 23rd November 2021. This competition is open to UK residents only. The winner will be contacted via Instagram DM by 26th November 2021.

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