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Bob Dylan art exhibition extended

Bob Dylan
Dylan has sold more than 110 million albums since his first release in 1962

A Bob Dylan art exhibition housed in a tiny gallery in the Borders has been extended due to overwhelming demand.

The Breeze gallery in Peebles has been inundated with interest in the music legend's art work and sold out its allocation of prints in four days.

Two Scottish galleries are showing the works. The Breeze had 2,500 visitors in the first week of the exhibition.

It secured another 11 items from the collection of watercolours and prints, which will be on show until 29 June.

Bob Corsie, owner of the gallery, said: "We have had visitors from all walks of life, not just art fans but Dylan fans in general.

"We had more than 2,500 people through the door in our very first week and I think this exhibition has really put us on the art map.

"We have sold out of all 29 pieces we originally had and have been lucky enough to secure 11 more from Dylan's agent."

'Incredible success'

Ranging from 1,250 to 3,995, each of the prints comes adorned with Dylan's sought-after signature.

The original pictures were painted while the musician was on the road during 1989 and 1992, with 295 copies being made of each painting.

The collection has also been on show at the Princes Square Castle Gallery in Glasgow, which has also reported a huge increase in visitors.

Lisa Kennedy, Castle Gallery manager, said: "Dylan's exhibition has been an incredible success and we've sold loads of the prints.

"We are still taking orders even now, but the prints are extremely limited.

"To be honest, we could have sold most of them four times over."

In a career spanning almost five decades, Dylan has sold more than 110 million albums, the latest of which - Modern Times - reached number one in the US in 2006.


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