Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:15:00 GMT | By Reuters

Winehouse portrait unveiled in London

Late singer Amy Winehouse’s portrait can now be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Winehouse portrait unveiled in London (© Reuters)

London: A painting of late singer Amy Winehouse was unveiled at the prestigious National Portrait Gallery here.

Artist Marlene Dumas' melancholy piece, entitled Amy-Blue, was unveiled on Monday.

It is the first painted portrait of Winehouse to be acquired by the gallery, which houses images of icons such as Sir Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II, Daily Star reported.

The pale blue oil canvas, which depicts the singer wearing her trademark heavy eyeliner, has been given a wall to itself and is the first work that visitors see when entering the contemporary galleries.

"The National Portrait Gallery is very pleased to acquire this important portrait of an influential singer and songwriter," said Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery.

The portrait was bought for an undisclosed sum with support from the fundraising charity The Art Fund.

Winehouse was found dead at her home here on July 23 last year. She died as a result of an excessive amount of alcohol consumption at the age of 27.

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