Amy Winehouse
Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd, London, 2011

Amy Winehouse

Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd
31 Bruton Street

11 October – 10 November 2011

31 Bruton Street
London W1J 6QS
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7499 8572

A Memorial Exhibition of Paintings and Works on Paper by Gerald Laing

A selection of recent paintings and drawings by Gerald Laing, one of Britain’s leading exponents of Pop Art, celebrate and commemorate the icon that was the singer Amy Winehouse (1983-2011). True to Laing’s working process, the carefully selected mass media images which underlie these works are dismantled and then reassembled in oil on canvas, or pencil on paper, their settings transposed and symbolism enriched by the addition of cultural references which run the historical gamut from the Biblical to the contemporary. These pieces deal with Winehouse’s public persona. They magnify the empirical into the proportions of the mythical and open up to scrutiny, through their very apparent composition, the visual mechanisms which underpin the creation of an icon.

Works Exhibited

Drawings Exhibited