Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Amy Blue On Display


A melancholy painting of Amy Winehouse, made shortly after the singer's death in July 2011, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Amy's parents view the piece (left)



The work by South African artist Marlene Dumas is not huge – no bigger than a sheet of A3 paper – but it packs a punch carrying "tremendous emotive power", said the gallery's contemporary curator Sarah Howgate. "Detail bleeds into and out of her work, directing and dispersing the gaze of the viewer."
The title, Amy-Blue. MORE HERE

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