Bob Dylan is one of the most influential cultural figures of the 20th century. An American musician, singer-songwriter, artist, and writer, he has released over 45 albums, written over 500 songs and sold 110 million records. Although a committed visual artist for more than four decades, it was not until The Bob Dylan collection, Drawn Blank, was exhibited at the Kunstsammlungen in Chemnitz, Germany in 2007 that his work received international recognition.
The Drawn Blank Series was created by Dylan whilst on tour from 1989 to 1992. A series of original watercolour and gouache paintings, the paintings and limited edition prints from this series evoke the stylistic hallmarks of his prose, poetry and music. Drawn like a French impressionist with the sensibilities of an American expressionist, his style could be interpreted as neo-Impressionism, with its flurry of brush strokes illuminating it’s subjects. However, Dylan’s primary concern is for each viewer of his art is to have their own personal perception of his art.
More recently, Dylan exhibited his New Orleans series, which received great reviews, in which he was compared to compared to American Impressionist William Woodward. His art, imbued with the myth of the man himself, continues to receive enormous worldwide interest and originals have become increasingly collectable.