HALF ART: In Winehouse veritas and other human connections

BD Live | Chris Thurman:

WHAT do Amy Winehouse and Bob Skinstad have in common? Not much, you’d think. Skinstad is alive and thriving, a successful athlete-turned-entrepreneur, his rugby career a pleasant memory and the foundation for days filled with outdoor leisure pursuits; Winehouse’s death by alcohol poisoning in 2011 hardly came as a surprise after years of substance abuse and mental illness that overshadowed her musical talents. They do, however, share at least one thing: both are represented in the art collection of Christoff van Staden and Peter Aucamp, the owners of Ten Bompas in Johannesburg… Read more

Image: A painting of Amy Winehouse by Joanna Flatau at Ten Bompas. Pictures: Supplied

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