Bob Dylan mounts first art exhibition

Legend hits the gallery in Germany

Bob Dylan’s first art exhibition has taken place.

’The Drawn Blank Series’ took place in the small German city of Gemnitz on Saturday (October 27).

The exhibition drew together 170 of Dylan’s drawings and paitings.


Included are portraits, still lifes, cityscapes and landscapes, all created between 1989 and 1992 for a book called ’Drawn Blank’.

Art historian Frank Zoellner said the style of the works reflected Dylan’s music, including a sense of restlessness seen in many of the interiors.

He said: “The landscapes are very peaceful…On stage, Dylan never plays any song the same way twice.”

The collaboration with the gallery came about when museum director Ingrid Mossinger came across Dylan’s artwork on a trip to New York.

In a statement, Dylan told CBC: “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.”


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