Arts

Published: Monday May 12, 2014 MYT 11:34:00 AM
Updated: Monday May 12, 2014 MYT 11:35:12 AM

Folk music star Bob Dylan makes New York art gallery debut

Prints by Bob Dylan on display as part of 'The Drawn Blank Series' exhibition of the singer's artwork at the Ross Art Group gallery in New York. -- AFP

Prints by Bob Dylan on display as part of 'The Drawn Blank Series' exhibition of the singer's artwork at the Ross Art Group gallery in New York. -- AFP

The exhibition includes original copies oh the singer’s work; a portion of the sales proceeds will go to charity.

Legendary musician Bob Dylan has made his New York art gallery debut with an exhibition of 40 drawings, limited editions and paintings on sale for US$2,500 (RM8,000) to US$400,000 (RM1.28mil) each.

The artwork comes from the “Drawn Blank Series” of sketches done by Dylan between 1989 and 1992, for example of a railroad track, a woman’s back, a still life.

Black and white versions of the sketches were first published in the book Drawn Blank in 1994, which won critical acclaim.

The collection of prints, watercolours and acrylic paintings were shown in Germany in 2007, but the New York exhibition will be the first time the drawings are exhibited in the United States.

The exhibition includes several originals, but also limited edition prints. A portion of proceeds will go towards leukaemia, cancer and AIDS research.

It was a museum in Germany that first approached him with the idea of enlarging and adding colour to his sketches. Dylan, who turns 73 on May 24, worked on the paintings for eight months, said Mickey Ross, owner of the Ross Art Group gallery on Madison Avenue in New York.

The same sketch has often been reproduced in different colors, such as the back portrait of a woman wearing a green, pink or blue dress. The titles are simple, without any explanation.

“It is very important to Bob Dylan. He doesn’t dictate what the viewers must take away,” said Ross. — AFP Relaxnews

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Bob Dylan, Music, Art, New York Museum

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