Bob Dylan, New York City 1965
Bob Dylan artwork to go on show
May 10, 2008
An exhibition showing singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s artistic talent will open in London in June.
The show will feature drawings and sketches from Dylan’s time on the road between 1989 and 1992. Dylan fans will also be able to see a number of paintings in the exhibition called The Drawn Blank Series at the Halcyon Gallery in Mayfair.
The gallery said the art expressed a sense of loneliness and displacement as Dylan constantly moved about. “Feelings of anonymity, transience, rootlessness and sometimes loneliness pervade these representations of the people, objects and places that Dylan has seen and drawn,” added the gallery.
Its president Paul Green said: “This is an incredible opportunity for viewing this powerful body of work which gives an insight into the artist’s soul and which have already been the subject of widespread critical acclaim.” The first exhibition of Dylan’s work opened in the eastern German city of Chemnitz last year. It came about after the 66-year-old musician was approached by Ingrid Moessinger, a curator of the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz museum.
Dylan said at the time “I was fascinated to learn of Ingrid’s interest in my work, and it gave me the impetus to realise the vision I had for these drawings many years ago…If not for this interest, I don’t know if I even would have revisited them.”
See also: Bob Dylan (Official Site)