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Statue of Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse Statue, Camden (14946739033).jpg
The statue in 2014
Artist Scott Eaton
Year 2014
Type Sculpture
Medium Bronze
Subject Amy Winehouse
Dimensions 175 cm (69 in)
Location Camden Town, London, NW1

A bronze statue of the British singer Amy Winehouse is located in the Stables Market in Camden Town, in north London. Sculpted by Scott Eaton, it was unveiled in 2014, three years after the singer's death.

Description and history

Amy Winehouse (1983–2011) was a British singer and songwriter who had become strongly associated with Camden Town until her death in 2011. Winehouse died at her nearby Camden Square home of alcohol poisoning on 23 July, 2011. The 1.75-metre (5 ft 9 in) tall statue depicts Winehouse with her hand on her hip, wearing high heels, and with her signature beehive hairstyle. The singer's statue also wears a Star of David necklace and on the day of the unveiling had a real red rose in her hair. The charcoal grey work was created by the British sculptor Scott Eaton, who said that it had been designed to convey Winehouse's "attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity".

Scott Eaton had gained the commission after showing his ideas to Winehouse's father. The sculpture was not meant to reflect a particular picture or outfit but it was intended to capture an amalgamation of her appearances. The sculptor drew attention to the position of her arms where one hand rests on her hip and the other holds the edge of her skirt. Small details like this and the way the figure's foot turn inwards were intended to give a "personality" to the statue.

The statue's original intended location was in the Roundhouse music venue in nearby Chalk Farm, but due to poor public accessibility at that site the work was instead erected in the Stables Market. It was unveiled by Winehouse's friend, the British actress Barbara Windsor, in the presence of Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, on 14 September 2014, which would have been the singer's 31st birthday.

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