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Amy Winehouse’s parents, Janis and Mitch Winehouse, have had their daughter memorialized by pop artist Deborah Azzopardi in a portrait that will visit the U.S. early next month.
The picture, titled “Love is the Answer,” is slated to enjoy its stateside unveiling at the opening of Nick Korniloff’s Art Miami fair at the Cynthia Corbett Gallery on Dec. 5. This pop artist’s sketches draws comparisons to works by of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
A limited-edition silk-screen print of the image was previewed at the Amy Winehouse Charity Gala in London in October. Fifteen of the prints, which sold for $ 17,000 each, were signed by the “Back to Black” singer’s parents. A portion of sales went to the Winehouse Foundation, which works to treat young people struggling with addiction. It was established in the U.K., but has an office in New York. Winehouse, who wrestled booze and drug issues throughout her short life, died from alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27.
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On Dec. 8, Janis will host a reception at Art Miami to meet her daughter’s fans and talk about Amy’s struggle as well as the foundation’s objectives. Janis has been very candid about Amy’s life and death and published a book in 2014 called “Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story.” In it, Janis writes about the heartbreak Amy’s battle with the bottle caused her.
Miami was somewhat of a second home to the British singer. In 2003, at the age of 19, Winehouse recorded songs from her album “Frank” in the Magic City. She returned to lay down tracks for her 2006 smash hit “Back in Black.” Miami was also where Winehouse married Blake Fielder-Civil in 2007.
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