The singer has produced over 200 exclusive pictures for German museum
Bob Dylan has produced over 200 exclusive pictures for his first ever art museum exhibition.
‘The Drawn Blank Series’ features new intense colour variations based on his drawings and sketches produced between 1989 and 1992 – originally published in a the Randon House published book ‘Drawn Blank.’
The book’s preface declared Dylan’s intention to fully realise the sketches at a later date – and the now finished works are photo-lithographs transferred to deckle-edged paper and reworked in water colour and gauche.
As to how the Kunstsammlungen art museum in Chemnitz, Germany came to be the venue for the iconic singer’s first exhibition – museum director Ingrid Moessinger explained, “I first came across Bob Dylan’s book of drawings at an historical exhibition about Bob Dylan at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York. I went straight out and bought my own copy and immediately began to track down the originals.”
Dylan’s pictures will be on display for three months from October 28, at Kunstsammlungen art museum in Chemnitz, Germany.
Bob himself has commented, “I was fascinated to learn of Ingrid’s interest in my work, and it gave me the impetus to realize the vision I had for these
drawings many years ago.” He added, “If not for this interest, I don’t know
if I even would have revisited them.”
Colour and black and white reproductions of Dylan’s visual work will be published by Prestel Munich, in an extensive catalogue to accompany the exhibition which runs for three months from October 28.