Original Paintings, Bob Dylan
Alongside this new collection of paintings, will be a collection of previous works from The Drawn Blank Series, first shown in 2008, which saw reworked sketches that Dylan originally produced while on tour in the late eighties. The Drawn Blank paintings capture fleeting moments of a life on tour; portraits, landscapes and unknown places are all seen through Dylan's eyes. Also on display will be previously unseen ironwork sculptures including new pieces specifically created to integrate with the gallery space. Dylan began experimenting with these sculptural works in the late 1980s, though they were first shown in the gallery in 2012.
Bob Dylan is one of the great American artists and a worldwide cultural icon who has been inspiring audiences for six decades. Having forever changed the relationship between music and language, Dylan became the first musician to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016, recognised 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition'.