Amy Winehouse: A tribute in art

Slide show: Remembering the singer through the eyes of her fans


Drew Grant
July 28, 2011 4:01PM (UTC)

Amy Winehouse's untimely death took one of modern rock's greatest voice. But she left behind a definitive style: of beehive hairdos, arm tats and pre-Gaga hipster by way of Camden punk. Because her fashion sense was so unique (for better or for worse), I assumed that everyone saw Amy Winehouse the same way. Now, looking back over years of artists who used Winehouse as their muse, it becomes clear there are as many ways to view the singer as there are people to do the viewing. Was she a crazy, drugged-out freak, or a tragic beauty? Did she look like a donkey or like royalty? Is it possible that she was all of the above?

Out of many, many visual interpretations of Amy Winehouse, we chose 10 that highlighted this difference of vision, since it speaks equally to what we projected onto her as well as who we envisioned her to be.

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Drew Grant

Drew Grant is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @videodrew.

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