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Bob Dylan: musician, legend, artist

He’s celebrated across the globe for his revolutionary music, with the Independent newspaper naming him ‘the most important figure in pop-culture history’ in 2011. But it isn’t just songs like ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ and ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ that have made Bob Dylan one of the world’s most influential people; his foray into fine art continues to take centre stage.

Upon their first release in the Drawn Blank book in 1994, Dylan’s sketches wowed critics and viewers alike with their confident hand and raw honesty. Capturing his chance encounters and observations whilst on tour, the release of The Drawn Blank Series with our publisher Washington Green in 2008 marked his UK fine art debut. 

Likened to works by Pablo Picasso and Paul Cézanne, his paintings have been described by the Guardian as ‘evocative celebrations of life itself’. He is lauded for his signature loose lines and instinctive brushstrokes, with later works embracing a bolder, more stylistic approach. Subsequent collections – including The Beaten Path, The Brazil Series and Mondo Scripto – have created a new legion of Bob Dylan fans worldwide. 

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The Drawn Blank Series

Reimagining sketches created whilst on tour in America, Europe and Asia, this groundbreaking release marked Dylan’s first foray into fine art and includes the iconic ‘Train Tracks’ images.

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The Beaten Path

A celebration of the American landscape, this collection invites viewers to accompany Dylan on his travels as he criss-crosses the USA through backstreets, alleys and country roads.

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The Beaten Path: Silkscreens

After the sell-out success of his legendary The Beaten Path series, Bob Dylan returned for 2017 with a stunning new silkscreen collection: six hand-signed, coloured silkscreen prints featuring some of his most iconic images.

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Mondo Scripto

Featured in publications like Vogue and the Evening Standard, this release offers the first-ever visual representation of the artist’s lyrics. Songs include ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’, ‘All Along the Watchtower’ and ‘Lay, Lady, Lay’.

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The Brazil Series

Upon its 2015 release, this colourful collection was lauded for its unromanticised view of South America. Ramshackle favelas and genuine community spirit encourage viewers to relax and hear the music.

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From the blog

The Drawn Blank Series | 10th Anniversary

05/05/2018

Bob Dylan’s return to where it all began is a celebration of his visual poetry. Selected graphics from the 14-graphic commemorative release are still available.

Train Tracks: Bob Dylan

09/08/2017

As one of the iconic musician’s most collected artworks, ‘Train Tracks’ continues to fascinate a global audience.

World-first from Bob Dylan: Mondo Scripto

04/10/2018

It's the first time ever that the artist, songwriter and Nobel Prize Laureate has visually represented his lyrics through his artworks and handwriting.

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