Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in Camden

The life-sized tribute to the late singer was designed by Scott Eaton and was erected at the Stables Market

Quite what Amy Winehouse would have made of the charcoal-grey statue, apparently designed in her likeness by sculptor Scott Eaton and topped with a red rose, we’ll never know.

But the life-sized bronze tribute to the singer, who lost her battle with substance abuse in 2011, was none-the-less unveiled to cheers and applause in Camden, London on what would have been her 31st birthday.

Her father, Mitch Winehouse, led the ceremony just outside the Stables Market.

"It is incredibly emotional to see Amy immortalised like this, but Scott has done an amazing job in capturing her. It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time.

"The Winehouse family are very grateful to Scott and we really hope Amy's fans love the statue. We want to remind everyone of her talent and that her legacy, through her music and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, carries on.

"Camden meant a lot to Amy and vice versa and to have her forever standing at the heart of the hustle and bustle of that area just fits."

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The life-sized tribute to Amy Winehouse was designed by Scott Eaton and was erected at the Stables Market in Camden

"The pose had to capture Amy’s attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity," Eaton said of the design.

"The hand on the hip, the turn of the head, the grabbing of the skirt, the turned in foot – these are all small elements that contribute to the personality of the piece."

"The design is not based on any single snapshot, photo or moment in time, but an amalgamation of influences," he continued. "Hopefully by taking many important moments in her history and drawing on those, the piece comes close to capturing the essence of Amy."

 

The monument was originally going to be at the Roundhouse, but was later moved to the more accessible grounds of the market.

"It's a great honour to have the statue in the Stables," he told the Guardian recently.

"Amy was an integral part of Camden and still is, so you couldn't really think of putting a statue for her anywhere else, could you really?

"I had a meeting with Camden council and they told me they don't usually allow statues until 20 years after someone has died, but in Amy's case they made an exception."

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