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Dylan Artwork set for National Portrait Gallery

Date Posted: 06/08/13

Dylan Artwork set for National Portrait Gallery

A series of pastel portraits by American singer Bob Dylan will go on show at London's National Portrait Gallery later this month, it has been announced.

The exhibition - which begins on Saturday August 24th - will be the first time the folk icon's work has been displayed at a museum in the UK.

Visitors to the gallery will be able to cast their eye over 12 new works from the artist, who has drawn since childhood and painted since the late 1960s.

The portraits in 'Bob Dylan: Face Value' represent characters, with an amalgamation of features Dylan has collected from life, memory and his imagination.

These have been fashioned into people - some real and some fictitious. 

Previous Bob Dylan work has included 'Drawn Blank', a collection of sketches, published in 1994. And in 2008, a series of gouaches and watercolours based on this work were exhibited at Halcyon Gallery in London.

Of course Brits may be more familiar with Dylan's musical output - after all, he has released 46 albums over his long career and sold over 100 million records.

The upcoming exhibition offers an alternative view of this cultural icon's life and work - so why not take a trip to the National Portrait Gallery as part of a London city break?

Posted by Jess Gibson

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