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Bob Dylan artwork to go on show

Artwork by Bob Dylan
The collection was well received when first seen in Germany

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."

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan has achieved legendary status as a musician

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."

The London show will open on 14 June and a collection of limited edition graphics, signed by Dylan will also be available through selected UK galleries.

Dylan is one of the world?s most acclaimed songwriters, musicians and performers.

He has sold more than 110 million albums and performed thousands of shows around the world in a career spanning five decades.

His most recent album Modern Times entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at number one, and debuted in the top five in 21 other countries.

In April, Dylan was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power".

In 2001, he won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best song from a motion picture for Things Have Changed from Wonder Boys.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 1982.




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