A combination of artworks by the legendary American singer songwriter Bob Dylan and iconic photographs of him throughout his career will be showcased by a St Albans art enthusiast this month.
The “Drawn Blank Series” consists of four dozen re-imagined sketches created between 1989 and 1992 by the endlessly touring troubadour, of which around 20 of his hugely sought after signed limited editions will be on display at Gallery 105 in the city’s Victoria Street.
The paintings include portraits of characters Dylan has encountered on his ramblings as well as interiors, landscapes, still life, nudes and street scenes of which there are no more than 250 copies of each in the UK.
The photographs on show were taken by Elliott Landy, official photographer at Woodstock in 1969 and Don Hunstein, who was chief photographer at Columbia Records for many years.
Exhibition organiser, Jean Dennis, said: “This is a unique combination of iconic photographs and collectible artworks by a legendary musician who has received renewed huge interest due to his recent European tour."
“I saw this as an opportunity to showcase him as an artist on top of his famously influential status as a musician to the St Albans community. This really is an exhibition not to be missed.”
The artist, responsible for hits including Blowin’ in the Wind and Like a Rolling Stone, has been a painter for many years and described by Sandy Nairne, Director of London’s National Portrait Gallery, as “One of the most influential cultural figures of our time. He has always created a highly visual world either with his words or his music or in paints and pastels.”
The exhibition runs between 4-19 December at Gallery 105, 105 Victoria Street St Albans. Open 10am-5pm.