June 14th, 2008 marked the opening of the world famous singer/songwriter, Bob Dylan’s first major art exhibit at the Halcyon Gallery in London. In addition, Dylan’s signed limited edition graphics’ are being premiered at select galleries across the UK.
This showing is only the second time that Bob Dylan has allowed his works to be displayed publicly. The first show lasted 3 months during the fall of 2007 at the Chemnitz Museum in Germany. This exhibit also featured the drawings from Dylan’s published 1994 book entitled: Drawn Blank.
“The Drawn Blank series features a collection of pencil, watercolor and gouache works that Dylan completed during his time on the road from 1989 to 1992″ – Rolling Stone Magazine
In a career spanning over the past five decades, Dylan has sold over 110 million albums, performed thousands of shows around the world, released 44 albums, and written over 500 songs. Some of Bob Dylan’s classics include: Blowin’ in the Wind, Like a Rolling Stone, The Times They Are A-Changin’ and many, many more.
Fans are sure to recognize the raw emotion of Dylan’s lyrics spilling onto the canvas. For further information, visit the official website at www.bobdylanart.com.
This day in classic rock:
1981 – Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to charges of first-degree murder for the shooting of John Lennon six months earlier .