The official trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy” stunned in its première at the Cannes Film Festival and is now available to watch on Youtube and other movie portals. The much anticipated movie, which has been described as heartbreaking and deeply emotional, will be released on the 3rd of July.
A portrait of Amy Winehouse is perhaps street artist Bambi‘s most recognized piece. Bambi’s tribute to the legendary singer in Camden was famously whitewashed and repainted later in a different version with Amy wearing a yellow dress instead of the original red.
The mural is now protected by Perspex and considered a metropolitan cultural milestone.
Below you can see, left to right, the original 2011 Amy street piece in the red dress, the yellow one after the defacing and the newest Amy Winehouse portrait made to celebrate her birthday after her passing.
Here are some of Bambi’s Amy related artworks. Left to right, an original stencil and spray paint artwork on metal, one on canvas and a vintage black and white stencil & spray paint on paper, a sold out signed edition of 25.
Amy Winehouse is not just another subject for an artist like Bambi. Its importance, apart from the beauty of the artwork in itself, lies in the fact that both artists are women who had a massive impact in their respective artistic field thanks to their extraordinary talent, relentless dedication, outstanding artistic output and a unique personality that permeates their songs and artworks.
Read more about Bambi and discover the works of an incredible artist here.
Selected press clippings for Bambi:
“Just who is Bambi? The graffiti star was dubbed “the female Banksy” when she gained more widespread public attention in 2011 with the appearance of her striking image of the late Amy Winehouse on a Camden Town doorway. Like her male counterpart, she keeps her identity secret. And now, just like the renowned Bristol artist, her work costs tens of thousands of pounds: [..] today she is commissioned by international A-list entertainers, including Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.”
“In the world of street art, Bambi has it all: critical acclaim, celebrity clients ranging from Brad Pitt to Adele, and a stencil of Amy Winehouse on the street in Camden that’s considered to be so culturally important, it is now preserved under a fine layer of plastic. She has achieved this by projecting a distinctly female voice into the male-dominated world of urban etchings.”
“In an exclusive UK interview with Grazia, the notoriously elusive London based graffiti artist dubbed ‘the female Banksy’ reveals her secret past and what inspires her: ’The images come to me when I’m dreaming…’. Rather than reference other female graffiti artists such as Miss Van and Mishfit, her artistic inspirations encompass ‘Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon’, suggesting a meeting of pop-trash culture and Albionic classicism. ‘Art is the pulse of life,’ she adds. It’s unlikely, though, that she’ll indulge in a turf war with the notoriously competitive Banksy [..] When asked how she felt about the legendary spray painter, she quipped, ‘Who’s he?’. Clearly, the future’s all hers.”
“Street art is a macho and hard area, let’s face it. When it first arrived in Britain in the late eighties and early nineties it was seen as a yet another social-ill from America.”
“Bambi’s work is refreshing because she doesn’t seek to challenge society, rather reflect it. Traditional street art is focussed at provoking action, a spontaneous response – a reflex almost, because it was born out of a desire to rebel. In contrast Bambi merely seeks to stimulate thought, in turn provoking action.”
“The street art sphere hungers for a softer, feminine touch.”
“Once in a while, refreshing artists like Bambi give me faith in art again and act as a reassuring reminder that art is a thinking man’s activity, and is not simply reserved for the ever-growing horde of easily-entranced, amateur art experts.”
“The immediate similarities with Banksy are obvious – not least of all her collection of celebrity fans that includes Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Adele and Brad Pitt – but while Britain’s street art King is all caustic wit, Bambi’s message is often more subtle and hopeful.”